In a significant development, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) unveils the launch of an inter-system linkage between its innovative platform, "Lighthouse," and the supply-demand management system of Nippon Steel Corporation. This strategic integration allows customers to access real-time and diverse information on ocean transport, empowering them to optimize their supply chains effectively. Through this collaboration, MOL continues its commitment to leveraging data and digital technology for the benefit of its customers.Traditionally, Nippon Steel relied on sporadic information sharing from multiple shipping companies, including MOL, to obtain details about ocean transport in raw material procurement. However, by linking Nippon Steel's supply-demand management system with the Lighthouse platform, the company gains the capability to continuously monitor and update crucial information on ocean transport. This encompasses not only MOL-operated vessels but also those of other shipping lines, enabling a more comprehensive conversion of data into valuable insights.MOL's objective extends beyond optimizing ocean transport alone. The company aims to utilize data and digital technology to assist customers in streamlining their entire supply chain, from raw material procurement to production. By facilitating the transformation of business models and addressing customer needs, MOL endeavors to enhance operational and transport efficiency, thereby reducing the environmental impact of ocean transport and striving towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.