CHRONOLOGY

Corporate History

1987
Our company, Seven Seas Shipping, was established on April 1, 1987 to undertake ship agency business in Japan for SENATOR LINIE GmbH, Bremen in Germany who newly inaugurated the "Round The World Service" in April, 1987.
1991
In addition to SENATOR LINIE, we were nominated as general agent in Japan for DSR LINES as from January 1, 1991.
1993
Also, as from August 1993, we were nominated as general agent in Japan for KIEN HUNG SHIPPING Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan for its full container service to South Africa and East Coast of South America. They newly inaugurated the service Japan to Hong Kong/Xiamen vice versa weekly service from November 1994.
1996
Further, in August 1996, we were nominated as general agent in Japan for its Japan/Shanghai full container service by CARINA OVERSEAS (HK) Company Limited who was acting as an international liner department of SINOTRANS Shanghai Company. However this agency business was terminated in August 1998 due to the integration of their shipping business into the newly established SINOTRANS Container Lines.
1997
In July 1997, we were nominated as general agent for OT AFRICA Line, UK.
1998
In August 1998, we were nominated as general agent for SHANGHAI HAI HUA SHIPPING Co., Ltd., “HASCO”, who was 100 percent subsidiary of Shanghai Port Container Company.
2000
At the end of March 2000, agency work for DSR-SENATOR Lines was terminated since they established their own local subsidiary office, “DSR-SEANTOR Japan Branch”, in Japan.
In June 2000, we were nominated as sales agent for SINOTRANS Japan Co., Ltd..
2003
In March 2003, we jointly established subsidiary company “Seven Star Japan Ltd.” with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. They are acting as General Agent for ZIM and Gold Star Lines in Japan. The joint venture with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. was terminated at the end of 2007 due to establishment of their own local office, "ZIM Japan Co., Ltd." in Japan.
In April 2003, we were appointed as General Agent for Hamburg Süd.
2009
At the end of December 2009, agency work for SHANGHAI HAI HUA SHIPPING Co., Ltd., “HASCO”, was terminated since they established their own local subsidiary office in Japan.