Welcome to Foremost Group
Honor. Integrity. Performance.
Foremost Group is an American shipping company with offices in the United States and Asia. Founded in New York in 1964 by Dr. James S.C. Chao and his late wife, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, the company today is a global leader in the dry bulk shipping industry and has earned a worldwide reputation for its commitment to exceptional service and performance while always holding itself to the highest ethical standards.
For over 50 years, Foremost Group has maintained its core values – honor, integrity and performance – as the ingredients for success. It has earned its sterling reputation from partners, including charterers, banks, shipyards and others, for its faithful devotion to Foremost Group’s mission statement: “Our mission is to remain a premier provider of ocean transportation services and a model of excellence for our industry.”About Us
Recognition · May 24, 2018
Lloyd’s List Americas Awards Celebrates Maritime Excellence in the Americas
Foremost Group’s Dr. James Chao, Shell, International Seaways, Port of Corpus Christie, Holland America and Others Recognized for Outstanding Achievements The Four Seasons in Houston was the gathering point for…
Media · May 24, 2018
Tradewinds: Angela Chao is putting family values Foremost
To say Angela Chao grew up with shipping is an understatement. Her father, James Chao, built New York shipowner Foremost Group from the ground up as he and wife Ruth…
Media Recognition · May 18, 2018
Lloyd’s List: The Interview: Dr James Chao
Founder of Foremost Group and recipient of the Lloyd’s List Americas Lifetime Achievement Award explains his philosophy of education, life-time training and a commitment to always being the best By…
Media Recognition · May 3, 2018
SUNY Maritime College Holds Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner
Dinner honors Foremost Group’s Dr. James S.C. Chao and Angela Chao, and Turner Construction’s Joseph Byrne ‘89 $800,000 raised for scholarships to support next generation of maritime leaders THROGGS NECK,…