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YEAR
MONTH
/ EVENTS
2012
AUG
/ Awarded "Container Shipping Line of the Year2012 - Far East Trade Lane" by SECC
SEP / Awarded "Container Shipping Line of the Year India - Far East Trade Lane"
OCT / Honored as 2012 Top-Ranked Company in Shipping Industry by CommonWealth Magazine.
2011
APR
/ Commenced a new WSA Service with Evergreen Lines, COSCON and PIL.
APR / Awarded for its environmental efforts by the Port of Long Beach in succession.
OCT / Ordered four 1,805 TEU ships from CSBC Corp., Taiwan. Two ships delivery expected in 2011.
2010
FEB
/ Commenced Asia South America East Coast service with CCNI, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd and ZIM.
MAR / Commenced East Africa Joint service with Evergreen and Simatech Shipping.
APR / Awarded for its environmental efforts by the Port of Long Beach in succession.
2009
FEB
/ Invested and operated a new container terminal in Cai-Mep area, Vietnam with Hanjin Shipping (HANJIN), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Saigon New Port Co.(SNP).
MAR / Bought two 1,805 TEU vessels and deployed in the same year.
APR   Awarded for its environmental efforts by the Port of Long Beach in succession.
MAY / Commenced Singapore / Malaysia / India (SC1) service with Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) .
2008
MAR
/ Ordered six 2,646 TEU vessels from Jurong Shipyard ., Singapore
APR / Awarded for its environmental efforts by the Port of Long Beach in succession.
JUL / Commenced the first feeder service in the Middle East.
2007
FEB
/ Commenced China / Red Sea Service.
JUN / Ordered six 4,252 TEU ships from CSBC Corp., Taiwan. Delivery expected in 2010.
NOV / Commenced China/Black Sea Service.
2006
MAR
/ Commenced Japan / HK / S.PRC / Singapore / Port Kelang (NS3) Service.
APR / Joined with Yang Ming Lines & Hapag-Lloyd in China / HK / Singapore / Port Kelang (CIX) Service.
2005
FEB
/ Implement ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS).
JUL / First 4,250 TEU new vessel deivery by China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC), Kaoshiung and deployment
for CTP Service.
2004
APR
/ Commenced Far East / Europe Service with PIL.
MAY   Establishment of a subsidiary office in Germany.
JUN / Joined with CMA CGM & NORASIA in China / Southern West Coast of North America II (CTP II) Service.
JUL / Ordered four 4,252 TEU ships (PANAMAX vessel) & four 6,039 TEU ships (POST-PANAMAX vessel) from CSBC and delivery expected in 2007.
2003
MAR
/ OHI Pier 5, port of Tokyo, Japan was commenced to be the exclusive berth of WHL.
AUG / Establishment charity foundation of WAN HAI Lines.
2002
SEP
/ Establishment of subsidiary office in the India.
2001
MAY
/ Launched China / South-East Asia SVC (JCS SVC).
JUN / Commencing China / West Coast SVC by chartering vessels (CTP SVC).
2000
MAY
/ Commenced West America Service.
JUL / Commenced Guam Service.
 
1999
JUL
/ Commenced China-Middle East Service jointly operated with OOCL.
AUG / Commenced Haiphong II Service.
1998
APR
/ Commenced a joint service with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd to Middle East.
NOV / Commenced Middle-East II Service.
1997
MAR
/ Joined with American President Lines and Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd in Japan / Singapore-Malaysia Super Express Service.
APR / Commenced the Cross Space Charter Agreement with Uniglory Marine Co.
Obtained premission to run the Xiamen / Kaohsiung "Offshore Shipping Centers" business.
AUG / Commenced Taiwan - Hong Kong - Xiamen Service.
DEC / WAN HAI Taichung liaison office renamed as WAN HAI Taichung branch.
1996
APR
/ Commenced Vietnam-Haiphong Service.
MAY / WHL Stock was listed in the Stock Market and was classified as the first category stock of the transportation industry.
JUN / Commenced India Service.
DEC / Pier 31, Port of Taiching, was commenced to be the exclusive berth of WHL.
1995
FEB
/ Held the 30th Anniversary Party at Taipei's Grand Hotel on Feb. 24.
JUL / Launched a joint Korea / Java Service with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.
OCT / Launched a joint Tianjin / Busan. Hong Kong / Southeast Asia service with Tientsin Marine Shipping Company.
Storage yard of Pier 17 West, Port of Keelung, was leased to be the exclusive container yard of WHL.
1994
MAR
/ Obtained the management right of the National Shipping Corporation of the Philippines.
AUG / Private berth in Kaohsiung shifted from Pier 42 to Pier 63.
1993
MAR
/ BUL joined the Service of Java.
JUN / Commenced Vietnam Service.
SEP / The general agency in Taiwan of Clan S.A. was secured.
NOV / Undertook World Logistics Service (U.S.A) Inc. agency in Taiwan.
1992
OCT
/ Establishment of WAN HAI Thailand branch.
Joined with Yang Ming Lines in Manila, Thailand and Indonesia Service.
1991
MAR
/ Tonnage sharing agreement with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. in Thailand and Southeast Asia Service.
APR / Cross-charter slot with main group in Japan / Taiwan, Taiwan / Southeast Asia Service.
 
1990
MAY
/ Commenced the Indonesia Service.
JUL / Commenced the Philippines Service.
1989
JUN
/ Commenced the Singapore / Malaysia Service.
OCT / Commenced the Thailand Service.
1988
OCT
/ Commenced the Taiwan / Korea Service.
1987
JUL
/ Pier 42, Port of Kaohsiung, was leased to be the exclusive container center.
1985
JUN
/ The ever first carrier to call Port of Taichung regularly.
1983
MAY
/ Became the first carrier to have Japan Service split into KANTO and KANSAI Services.
JUN / Commencement of Hong Kong Service.
AUG / Establishment of Liaison Office in Taichung.
The general agency in Taiwan of HUAL was undertaken.
1982
APR
/ The first 1,300 units of twenty-foot containers were built for business expansion.
JUN / HP 3000/42 system was installed, the starting of WHL's computerization.
OCT / Undertook LEIF HOEGE & Co., A/S agency in Taiwan.
1978
DEC
/ The WAN HAI Kaohsiung office was founded.
1976
JUN
/ Full-container vessel, M.V. Ming Chun, was deployed in Taiwan/Japan Service, which initiated WHL's container liner service.
1969
MAR
/ The first brand-new log carrier, M.V. "Chang Chun", was charter for Japan / Taiwan and Southeast Asia Service.
1966 / Bought a 5,000 DWT second-hand log carrier from Japan, named "Wan Shou".
1965
FEB
/ Establishment of WAN HAI Steamship Co., Inc.
AUG / Bought a "Liberty" type vessel and named "Fosmar", carrying steel between Japan and America.











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