The society's was founded in 2004, establishing their head office in Panama, it has four regional offices located in Shanghai (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Canary Islands (Spain) and Asuncion (Paraguay).
The main vision of OMCS CLASS is to provide classification, certification, verification and advisory services is duly authorized by several national maritime administrations, such as Panama, Vanuatu, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Belize, Togo, Palau, Bolivia and Paraguay, among others.
As a Classification Society and Recognized Organization, OMCS CLASS can carry out statutory inspections on behalf of different flag administrations; verify the compliance with international Conventions and provide a range of guidance on forthcoming legislation and help to reduce the risk of port state control detention.
Safety Of Life At Sea, SOLAS.
Prevention of Marine Pollution from ships, MARPOL.
Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).
Advisory & Consultancy.
Plan, Booklet and Manual Approvals.
In 2009, was successfully opened a regional Middle East office in Dubai. That office has been granted with the operating permit from the Maritime Authority of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The society began business in Asia in 2010 opening their first office in Shanghai (China), with the objective of providing better service to ships in the Far East,
May 21, 2010, OMCS CLASS receive the certification of its quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 from the certifying agency ABS-QE.
In 2013, was opened a European Regional Office in Canary islands, Spain, in order to benefit with the strategic location.
In early 2015, OMCS CLASS opened a regional office in South America, strategically located in Asuncion, Paraguay; with the purpose of extend their services in the Paran - Paraguay River (Waterway)
Ever Gotesco Malls Group of Companies launched in 1972 when Jose Go, aged 24, opened the five-story Ever Emporium on C.M. Recto Ave. in Downtown Manila.
The declaration of martial law by then President Marcos helped his business take off, as the economy was continuously boosting and prices of commodities were kept in check. Go took advantage of the low-priced merchandise and was one of the pioneers of one-stop shopping. His store sold low-priced goods to thousands of low-income students who survived on small allowances. The huge volumes sold made up for the goods' thin margins.
By 1975, Go had made Ever Emporium a popular retail name. From Recto, he expanded to Caloocan City, where he built the $6-million, 40,000-square meter Ever Gotesco mall that lured the low- to middle-income residents of the populous city to shop in droves.
With two major shopping malls in the capital and two more elsewhere, Go formed Ever Gotesco Resources and Holdings (EGRH) in 1996. An initial public offering (IPO) that year gave him enough ammunition to expand into uncharted territory.
EGRH acquired a struggling, publicly listed mining company called Suricon that was later renamed Gotesco Land. He also invested in a housing project in Bulacan, North Caloocan, and a hot springs resort in Laguna. He bought a small bank (that later became his biggest headache), a golf course in Tagaytay, and purchase 20 percent worth of stocks in a paging company.
His goal then was ambitious: to build a $2-billion retail-and-property conglomerate that churns out $350 million a year. Unfortunately, the Asian financial crisis, caught him aggressively expanding into other businesses using borrowed dollars. The crisis doubled his debts and forced him to tap into the deposits of his wholly owned Orient Commercial Banking Corp.
The bank went down in history as the first victim of the Asian economic crisis when it closed on Valentine's Day, 1998. Until now, Go is still fighting the foreclosure of his assets by the central bank, which lent over P8 billion to Orient Bank. He is also facing multibillion-peso lawsuits and all his properties have been garnished by the courts.
On March 17, 2012, Ever Gotesco Grand Central Mall in Caloocan burned down in a devastating fire which raged for more than 20 hours. The mall closed down after fire brought under control.