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MOL chairman visits the Panama Canal

MOL chairman visits the Panama Canal
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) chairman Koichi Muto toured the Panama Canal on 11 September.

Muto met with Manuel E. Benitez H, deputy administrator of the Panama Canal Authority and presented a picture of the Kongoson Maru the first MOL-operated vessel to transit the canal 100 years ago.

The vessel began its voyage in Kobe on March 1915, and called at Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and San Pedro to discharge general cargo. Then, it sailed to Chile to load cargo, after which it transited the canal before making calls at Norfolk and Philadelphia and returning to the canal.