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
Uncategorized · October 15, 2020
Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao Presents in Keynote Panel at Capital Link’s 12th Annual New York Maritime Forum
NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao took part in Capital Link’s 12th Annual New York Maritime Forum as a keynote...
Uncategorized · February 13, 2020
Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao Participates in Recent TradeWinds Shipowners Forum
NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, February 13, Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao joined the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum: New York 2020 for a panel discussion with other shipowners...
Recognition · June 22, 2019
Foremost Group Chairperson and CEO Angela Chao Receives Honorary Doctorate from Webb Institute
On Saturday, June 22, Foremost Group Chairperson and CEO Angela Chao received an Honorary Doctorate from Webb Institute, a top-ranked institution specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering located in...
Recognition · June 20, 2018
Foremost Group Chairperson and CEO Angela Chao Receives Pinnacle Award from AABDC
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Foremost Group Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Angela Chao received the Pinnacle Award from the Asian American Business Development Center. The award, which recognizes those who...