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 · 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...
Media · May 25, 2018
IHS Fairplay: Women in shipping – Angela Chao, chairman and CEO, Foremost Group
Growing up in a family of seven women, Angela Chao and her five older sisters rarely considered being female a limiting factor for success. “My parents raised us to be...
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...