1949
22 January 1949 -- Meiko Trans Co., Ltd. established.
1949
Licensed as a customs broker.
1949
Launched business operations.
1950
Began sales of warehousing operations.
1951
Authorized to issue warehouse receipts.
1951
Registered as a port-transportation business.
Class 1 -- General port transportation , Class 2 -- Stevedoring
Class 3 -- Barge transportation , Class 4 -- Longshoring
1952
Designated as a handler of imported cotton.
1955
Tokyo Sub-branch Office and Osaka Sub-branch Office opened.
1962
Warehousing permit obtained.
1962
Listed in Section 2 of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1962
Class 1 through 4 licenses obtained for port-transportation business.
1964
Inner-harbor transportation and handling permit obtained.
1964
Hakata Sub-branch Office opened.
1968
Freight-forwarding operations inaugurated.
1969
Automobile transportation and handling operations launched.
1969
Inner-harbor transportation and handling permit obtained.
1970
Customs-clearance permit obtained (Nagoya Customs).
1970
San Mode Freight Service, Inc. established (U.S.A.).
1972
Nambu Office opened.
1973
Meiko Warehousing, Inc. established (U.S.A.).
1975
Sapporo Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1976
Meiko Freight Service, Inc. established (U.S.A.).
1976
Moji Sales Office opened.
1976
Customs-clearance permit obtained (Moji Customs).
1976
Inner-harbor transportation permit obtained.
1977
Seattle Stationed Personnel Office and Los Angeles Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1977
Yokkaichi Sub-branch Office opened.
1977
Kumamoto Sales Office opened.
1977
Customs-clearance permit obtained (Nagasaki Customs).
1978
Meiko Europe N.V. established (Belgium).
1978
Tokyo Sub-branch Office upgraded to Tokyo Branch.
1979
Chicago Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1979
Air Freight Sales Office established.
1980
Shinagawa Sales Office opened under the Tokyo Branch.
1981
Customs-clearance permit obtained (Tokyo Customs).
1981
Sapporo Stationed Personnel Office upgraded to Sapporo Sales Office.
1981
New York Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1982
Certified as an International Air Transport Association (IATA) air-cargo agent.
1983
Singapore Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1984
Yokkaichi Sales Office opened.
1984
Baraki Sales Office opened under the Tokyo Branch.
1984
Non-Vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) license also obtained
under new marine-transport legislation in the U.S.A.
1985
Dusseldorf Office of Meiko Europe opened.
1985
Hakata Sub-branch Office upgraded to Kyushu Branch.
1985
Name of local subsidiary changed to Meiko America, Inc. (U.S.A.)
1985
Osaka Sub-branch Office upgraded to Osaka Branch.
1985
Stevedoring and longshoring integrated by revision of the Port Transport Business Law,
and license for harbor loading and unloading obtained.
1986
Meiko Euroexpress N.V. established in Antwerp, Belgium.
1986
Yokkaichi Sales Office upgraded to Yokkaichi Branch.
1987
Suwa Sales Office and Hamamatsu Sales Office opened.
1987
Columbus Office of Meiko America opened.
1987
Nagoya Airport Sales Office opened.
1988
Meiko Trans Canada, Inc. established.
1988
Fukuoka Airport Sales Office opened under the Kyushu Branch.
1988
Designated as a London Metal Exchange (LME) business.
1988
Meiko Trans Singapore Pte., Ltd. established.
1989
Hong Kong Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1989
Narita Airport Sales Office opened.
1990
Air-freight forwarder permit obtained.
1991
Kobe Sales Office opened under the Osaka Branch.
1994
Shanghai Stationed Personnel Office opened.
1994
Hong Kong Stationed Personnel Office upgraded to Meiko Trans (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.,
a locally incorporated company.
1996
Meiko Trans (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established.
1997
Yokohama Sales Office opened.
1997
Meiko Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. established.
1997
Sendai Sales Office opened.
1997
Airport Office opened under Meiko Trans (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
1998
ISO 9002 certification obtained (Marine Operations Department, Container Department,
and Air Freight Department).
1999
Dusseldorf Stationed Personnel Office upgraded to Dusseldorf Branch.
1999
Toyohashi Sales Office opened.
1999
Mikawa Port General port-transportation license (limited) obtained.
2000
Shanghai Stationed Personnel Office upgraded to Meiko Trans (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.,
a locally incorporated company.
2001
ISO 9001 certification obtained (Yokkaichi Branch).
2001
ISO 14001 certification obtained (Yokkaichi Branch and Nambu Office).
2002
Guangzhou Office opened under Meiko Trans (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
2002
Industrial-waste collection and transportation permits obtained
(for Aichi Prefecture and the city of Nagoya).
2003
Suzhou Stationed Personnel Office opened.
2004
ISO 9001 certification obtained (Kyushu Branch).
2005
Guangzhou Office upgraded to Meiko Trans (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.,
a locally incorporated company.
2005
Central Japan International Airport Sales Office opened.(Seagull Centrair Terminal)
2005
Shanghai Meiko International Logistics Co., Ltd. established.
2005
Poland Branch opened under Meiko Europe N.V.
2006
ISO 14001 certification obtained (Kyushu Branch).
2006
Poland Branch upgraded to Meiko Trans Polska Sp. z o.o.
a locally incorporated company.
2007
ISO 14001 certification obtained (Integration of 9 Sites including Head Office).
2007
Completed Tobishima Meiko Logistics Center Office.
2007
Started warehousing operation at Meiko Trans Polska Sp. z o.o.
2008
Meiko Shanghai Trading Co., Ltd. established.
2009
Moscow Representative Office opened.