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A Brief History

Feb. 1892 Besshi Mine started the marine tranportation between Niihama and Onomichi by Owned Ship "Miyoshima Maru".
Liverpool Maru
Liverpool Maru
May. 1946 Chuo Kisen Kaisha started.
Kaifuku Maru
Kaifuku Maru
Oct. 1949 The First Shipping Co., Ltd. Started.
Oct. 1960 Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (Head Office: Kobe) formed by the Merger of The First Shipping Co., Ltd. and Chuo Kisen Kaisha.
Chuo Maru
Chuo Maru
Jun. 1964 Head Office moved from Kobe to Tokyo.
Mar. 1966 Wakayama Representative Office opened.
ASIA MARU
ASIA MARU
Mar. 1969 New York Representative Office opened.
Dec. 1970 Daiichi Chuo Shipping (New York)Inc.(currently Daiichi Chuo Shipping (America)Inc.) established.
Sep. 1971 Kashima Representative Office opened.
ATLANTIC MARU
ATLANTIC MARU
Nov. 1975 Joint-venture company Maranaw Luzon Shipping Co., Ltd.(Manila) established.
Sep. 1982 First convertible bonds issued (6,000 million Yen).
KII MARU
KII MARU
Dec. 1990 US$110 million (14,490 million Yen) bond with warrants issued.
Jul. 1995 Document of compliance for safety management system obtained.
YAHIKO MARU
YAHIKO MARU
Jun. 1996 Daiichi Chuo Shipping (Singapore)Pte. Ltd. established.
Nov. 1999 Head Office moved from Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Koto-ku, Tokyo.
CHIKUZEN MARU
CHIKUZEN MARU
Dec. 2002 Shanghai Representative Office opened.
Nov. 2005 ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management acquired.
GREEN POWER
GREEN POWER
Nov. 2007 Head Office moved from Koto-ku, Tokyo to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Apr. 2010 Vietnam Office opened.
FIRST IBIS
FIRST IBIS
Mar. 2013 5,290 million Yen bond without warrants issued.
Sep. 2015 Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings filed.
Aug. 2016 Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings terminated.
Jul. 2017 Head office moved from Chuo-ku,Tokyo to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

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