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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. 1958 Daiichi Senpaku Kaisha (currently Daiichi Chuo Senpaku kaisha) established.
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.
Jan. 1965 Daiichi Chuo Hakuyo-Sobi kaisha (currently Daiichi Chuo Marine Co., Ltd.) established.
ASIA MARU
ASIA MARU
Oct. 1965 Kitakyushu Representative Office opened.
Mar. 1966 Wakayama Representative Office opened.
BINTAN MARU
BINTAN MARU
Mar. 1969 New York Representative Office opened.
May. 1969 Kashima Jitsugyo Kaisha established.
Dec. 1970 Daiichi Chuo Shipping (New York)Inc.(currently Daiichi Chuo Shipping (America)Inc.) established.
Port of Wakayama
Port of Wakayama
Jan. 1971 Koyo Co., Ltd. (currently Daiichi Chuo Logistics Co., Ltd.) established.
Sep. 1971 Kashima Representative Office opened.
Dowa Bild.
Dowa Bild.
Nov. 1975 Joint-venture company Maranaw Luzon Shipping Co., Ltd.(Manila) established.
Apr. 1977 Singapore Representative Office opened.
ATLANTIC MARU
ATLANTIC MARU
Sep. 1982 First convertible bonds issued (6,000 million Yen).
Nov. 1987 Daiichi Kosan Kaisha (currently Daiichi Chuo Kosan Kaisha) established.
KII MARU
KII MARU
Mar. 1988 Daiichi Chuo Shipping (U.K.)Ltd. established.
Apr. 1989 Hong Kong Representative Office opened.
Dec. 1990 US$110 million (14,490 million Yen) bond with warrants issued.
YAHIKO MARU
YAHIKO MARU
Mar. 1994 Kitakyushu Representative Office closed.
Jul. 1995 Document of compliance for safety management system obtained.
Jun. 1996 Daiichi Chuo Shipping (Singapore)Pte. Ltd. established.
CHIKUZEN MARU
CHIKUZEN MARU
Sep. 1999 London Representative Office Closed.
Nov. 1999 Head Office moved from Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Koto-ku, Tokyo
Oct. 2001 Hoei Shipping Co., Ltd. established.
Kibaeitai Bild.
Kibaeitai Bild.
Jun. 2002 London Office reopened.
Dec. 2002 Shanghai Representative Office opened.
Jun. 2005 Kitakyushu Representative Office reopened.
GREEN POWER
GREEN POWER
Nov. 2005 ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management acquired.
Nov. 2007 Head Office moved from Koto-ku, Tokyo to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Jan. 2010 Kansai Representative Office opened.
FIRST IBIS
FIRST IBIS
Apr. 2010 Vietnam Office opened.
Mar. 2013 5,290 million Yen bond without warrants issued.
Feb. 2014 Kyushu Representative Office closed.

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