Chile is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising of a narrow stretch of land running 4,300 km from north to south along the Pacific side of South America. In addition to natural resources such as copper and wood, the economy of the country is driven by exports, mainly fishery and agricultural products such as salmon and wine. The season is exactly the opposite of that in Japan, and the average maximum temperature in Santiago, the capital city, in January when we carried out the interview, was about 30℃. We interviewed Mr. Takuya Fuchikami, the representative of MOL Chile and who is adapting to life halfway around the world, about living and conducting business in Chile.
In addition to Dry Bulk transportation on which we have traditionally focused, we intend to expand our business by entering the green energy field, and to increase our presence both inside and outside the company as a central base for the North America and South American West Coast region.
Managing Director, MOL Chile Ltda.
Chief Country Representative of Chile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.