TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has donated six 20-foot reefer containers to the Soma-Futaba Fisheries Cooperative Association as part of its support activities for the disaster-stricken areas.
The freezing and refrigeration facilities at the fishing port were destroyed by the tsunami following the Great East Japan Earthquake. The reefer containers MOL donated will serve as a temporary refrigerated warehouse for chilled and frozen seafood awaiting transport.
The reefer containers were delivered to the association in Obama, Soma-shi, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 15.
According to the association Chairman Fusayuki Nambu, “After the destruction of facilities by the tsunami, it was impossible to operate at all, but when MOL set up reefer containers on the pier at the harbor, Soma fishermen gained a great deal of courage and hope. The container became the symbol of our efforts to restore our livelihoods. We truly appreciate that gift of courage and hope.”
MOL continues its effort to assist the reconstruction of the quake – and tsunami – stricken areas, drawing upon the entire MOL Group network.