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1917Tai Chong Hsiang Customs Brokerage Company founded in Shanghai. 

1949Business operational presence expanded to Hong Kong.

1955Established Dowa & Co., Ltd in Japan.

1983Established Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (H.K.) Ltd. 

1983Established TCC Taiwan Representative Office.

1984Purchased Group’s first capesize carrier.

1985Delivered the first panamax bulk carrier ever built in China.

1986Established Manila liaison office.

1990Delivered Group’s first aframax crude oil and products carrier. 

1996Established Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

1996Delivered first ever capesize bulk carrier constructed at Halla Engineering & Heavy Industries

2003Delivered the world’s first environmentally friendly “Green Cape” bulk carrier.

2005Established Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (Shanghai) Ltd. 

2005Mr. Kenneth C.K. Koo assumes role of Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

2007Delivered the Group’s first VLCC.

2010Established TCC Japan Representative Office.

2010Launched the first ever university research with the University of Southern California on marine diesel engines to make shipping industry “greener”.

2014First private ship owner in Asia to gain financial support from Japan Bank for International Cooperation for the Group’s two panamax bulk carriers.

2014Established a joint venture for a capesize newbuilding order to commemorate the 50-year relationship between TCC and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

201560th anniversary of TCC’s presence in Japan.

2016Established Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Japan Kabushiki Kaisha Co., Ltd. in Japan.

2017100th anniversary of TCC’s founding.