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
Media Recognition · January 20, 2022
Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao Featured in LEADERS Magazine
NEW YORK, NY – January 20, 2022 – Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao was recently featured in LEADERS Magazine as part of its coverage of distinguished Women Leaders....
Media · January 7, 2022
Foremost Group Chair and CEO Provides Perspective in TradeWinds Look Ahead for 2022
NEW YORK, NY – January 5, 2022 – Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao was recently included by TradeWinds amongst a group of more than three dozen industry leaders...
Media Recognition · December 16, 2021
Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao Honored Among Top Women in Maritime by Marine Log
NEW YORK, NY – December 16, 2021 – Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao was recently recognized by Marine Log as one of the Top Women in the Maritime...
Uncategorized · November 3, 2021
Foremost Group Recognized as New Corporate Member of NAMEPA
Acknowledgment Received at NAMEPA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference and Awards Program on October 28th November 3, 2021 — Foremost Group, a New York–based shipping company with worldwide operations, was recently recognized...