TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto; Headquarters: Tokyo) today announced that, through a subsidiary, it has signed time charter contracts for four newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s PAO NOVATEK. The vessels will be constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME; Headquarters: South Korea), and are slated for delivery in 2024.(more…)
Effective May 12, U.S. Embassy Moscow will no longer offer any non-diplomatic nonimmigrant visa services due to the Russian government’s April 23 notification prohibiting the U.S. Embassy Russia from employing foreign nationals in any capacity. A very limited number of immigrant visa applications will be processed in life-or-death emergencies, and age-out cases. Immigrant visa applicants who meet these criteria should contact the National Visa Center to request an expedited appointment. Consular services at the U.S. Consulates in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok remain in suspended status.
The United States has informed the Government of the Russian Federation that the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok will remain in suspended status. The U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg will remain open. However, it will suspend visa and American citizen services as of April 1, 2021. The U.S. Consulate Yekaterinburg and U.S. Embassy Moscow will work to resolve pending Consulate Yekaterinburg visa cases. Applicants with questions regarding pending cases should use the contact information here.
I would like to cordially inform you of my appointment as President & CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. The appointment became effective on 1st April 2021, when I replaced my predecessor, Mr. Junichiro Ikeda, who will move to the position of Chairman Executive Officer.(more…)