History

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Aug. 1946Established in Takanawa-Minami-cho by Tokyu Corporation.
Feb. 1948Delivery of  bulk carrier; MV”ASAMA MARU, MV “AMAGI MARU”, MV “ATAGO MARU“, MV “AMAZON MARU“, MV “AKAIWA MARU” and MV “AZUMAYA MARU“.
Aug. 1965Delivery of our first large tanker MV “TAMA MARU“.
Aug. 1967Delivery of our first ore carrier MV “SHIN KYOKU MARU” for Kobe Factory of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Aug. 1970Delivery of MV “HARIMA MARU” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
Apr. 1973Delivery of MV “KOUNAN MARU” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
Nov. 1979Delivery of MV “KYOKU SHO MARU” as our sole owning vessel and the successor to MV “SHIN KYOKU MARU”.
Sep. 1981Delivery of MV “OYASHIMA MARU” as our sole owning vessel and the successor to MV “HARIMA MARU”.
Jun. 1985Delivery of MV “SETSUYO MARU” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
Jul. 1987Kobe Steel, Ltd and Nippon Yusen Kaisha became the largest equal share holders.
Jul. 1993Asahi Shipping started mixed boarding with Japanese and Philippine crews.
Apr. 1994Asahi Shipping joined the Gaiko Romu Kyokai (Present:Class NK/Gaiko Romu Bukai).
Dec. 1994Delivery of the first MV “ASAHI MARU” as the successor of MV KYOKU SHO MARU”.
Sep. 1996Moved the head office to Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
Dec. 1997Acquired Document of Compliance (DOC) settled by International Safety Management code (ISM).
Nov. 1998Started managing and controlling vessels.
Jan. 1999Delivery of MV  “GREAT SUNRISE” as our sole owning vessel and the successor to MV “OYASHIMA MARU”.
Feb. 2002Delivery of MV “EL SOL SALE” for Kobe Power Plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd..
Jul. 2002Asahi Shipping made voyage contract with a domestic eletric power company.
Sep. 2002Nippon Yusen Kaisha became the top stockholder.
Jun. 2003Delivery of MV “GRANDE SOLARIS” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
Dec. 2006Delivery of MV “RISING SUN” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
Mar. 2009Asahi Shipping was approved to adopt Tonnage Tax System by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Inflastracture, Transportation and Tourism).
Jul. 2010Delivery of MV “SUNRISE SERENITY” as a shared vessel with Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
May. 2011Delivery of MV “KEY HUNTER“.
Oct. 2011Head office transfered to Hamamatsucho,Minatoku,Tokyo.
Oct. 2012Asahi Shipping took part in the project of Marine Binary Power Generation System by Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Jul. 2013Class NK recommended the project of Marine Binary Power Generation System to MLIT’s support business on the technological developments of CO2 reduction. 
Jul. 2014Head office transfered to Nishishinbashi, Minatoku, Tokyo.
Oct. 2014Asahi Shipping opened a substation in Kakogawa, Japan.
Mar. 2017Delivery of the new  “ASAHI MARU” as the successor to the first “ASAHI MARU” .
Feb. 2019Asahi Shipping opened a substation in Kobe, Japan.
Mar. 2021Delivery of the “TONQUIPEARL” to the Kobe Power Plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd.

August, 1946Established in Takanawa-Minami-cho by Tokyu Corporation.
February, 1948Built bulk carrier; Asama maru, Amagi maru, Atago maru, Amazon maru,
Akaiwa maru and Azumaya maru.
August, 1965Built our first large tanker; Tama maru.
August, 1967Built our first ore bulk carrier Shinkyoku Maru, Harima maru, Kounan maru, Kyokusho maru, Oyashima maru.
July, 1987We transferred to Kobelco.(Kobe Steel,Ltd.group)
(Kobe Steel,Ltd. and NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA(NYK LINE) bought our stocks from Tokyu Corporation. Kobe Steel,Ltd. and NYK LINE were top shareholders.)
December, 1997Moved the head office to Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
December, 1997Acquired Document of Compliance (DOC) settled by International Safety Management code (ISM).
January, 1998Obtained ISO9002:1994.
November, 1998Started managing and controlling vessels.
September, 2002NYK LINE became top shareholder.
(NYK LINE bought our stocks 70% of Kobe Steel,Ltd.’s)
December, 2003Obtained ISO9001:2000.
October, 2011Head office transfer to Hamamatsucho,Minatoku,Tokyo.
July, 2014Head office transfer to Nishishinbashi, Minatoku, Tokyo.