HISTORY OF THE SHIP COMPANY

1951Mar.
Asahi Tanker Co.,Ltd. established in the City of Shimonoseki
(capital: ¥1 million)
June.
Increased capital to ¥10 million
Dec.
Increased capital to ¥20 million
Capital participation by Osaka Shosen(now Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.)
1952Mar.
Opened Tokyo Branch Office
Aug.
Opened Osaka Field Office
1953May.
Increased capital to ¥30 million
1960Apr.
Opened Tokuyama and Hiroshima Field Offices
1961May.
Opened Nagoya Field Office
June.
Moved the head office to Osaka and opened the Shimonoseki Branch Office
1969Mar.
Capital participation in Tsurusaki Yusosen
Established Kyokuyo Tanker Co.,Ltd.(Tokyo)
1971Aug.
Increased capital to ¥60 million
1972Oct.
Established Nishinihon Marine Service Co., Ltd.
1973June.
Increased capital to ¥66 million
1974Aug.
Increased capital to ¥132 million
Dec.
Established SOLAR SHIPPING AND TRADING S.A.(Panama)
1975Aug.
Built the Asahi Maru(for domestic shipping; 37,282DWT)
1977Dec.
Opened representative office in Saudi Arabia
1978Jan.
Increased capital to ¥200 million
Feb.
Opened representative office in Singapore
1979Dec.
Moved the head office to Tokyo
1981Mar.
Shinkichi Tateishi appointed Chairman and Nobuyoshi Tateishi appointed President
1985Sep.
Increased capital to ¥287 million
1986Oct.
Established JAIMA as a joint venture with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Began bunker supply operations in the U.A.E.
1988Mar.
Completed construction of the Akebono Maru(for overseas shipping; 39,799DWT)
1990Feb.
Established ASAHI SHAMROCKS (S)PTE LTD.(Singapore)
Mar.
Increased capital to ¥400 million
Apr.
Opened Seoul Office
1992Jan.
Opened Hong Kong Office
May.
Opened New York Office
Oct.
Built the Akatsuki Maru(for overseas shipping; 39,796DWT)
1995May.
Obtained ISM certification for SOLAR SHIPPING
(first overseas affiliate of a Japanese shipping company to do so)
1996Oct.
Established APCS as a joint venture of Asahi, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Hai Sun Hup Ltd.
1998Apr.
Began MR product tanker Pool with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
June.
Built the Asashio Maru(for overseas shipping; 46,986DWT)
Obtained ISO9002(shipping of petroleum and chemical products)
2000May.
Obtained ISO14001 certification(first Japanese shipping company to do so)
Sep.
Opened Taipei Office
2001Apr.
Nobuyoshi Tateishi appointed Chairman and Susumu Kikuma appointed President
2002Aug.
Built the AKEBONO(for overseas shipping; 46,000DWT)
2003Feb.
Established the overseas shipping management company, SOLAR JAPAN
Apr.
Established ASAHI TANKER KOREA CO.,LTD.(Seoul)
May.
Nobuyoshi Tateishi appointed Chairman of the Japan Federation of Coastal Shipping Associations
July.
Established the domestic shipping management company AMMTEC
Jan.
Built the AKAMA(for overseas shipping; 47,996DWT)
2004Apr.
Integrated operations with Munakata Kaiun Co.,Ltd.
Aug.
Opened Shanghai Office
Oct.
Opened London Office
Dec.
Increased capital to ¥600 million
2005Sep.
Established TAIWAN FUEL & ENERGY SUPPLY CO.,LTD.(Taipei)as a joint venture with MOL Taiwan Group
2006Apr.
Makoto Iwata appointed President
2007July.
Name changed from AMMTEC Co.,Ltd. to ASAHI MARINE Co.,Ltd.
2008Aug.
Built the ARIAKE MARU(for overseas shipping; 45,900DWT)
Oct.
SOLAR JAPAN Co.,Ltd. merges with ASAHI MARINE Co.,Ltd., making ASAHI MARINE Co.,Ltd. a ship management company for domestic and international shipping.
2010Oct.
Opened Jakarta Office
2011Jun.
Built the Akatsuki Maru(for overseas shipping; 46,500DWT)
2012 Apr.
Makoto Iwata appointed Chairman and Hideo Kodama appointed President
2013 Jan.
Built the AST SUNSHINE(for overseas shipping; 158,000DWT)
2017 Apr.
Hideo Kodama appointed Chairman and Kazunori Nakai appointed President 
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