Uncategorized · March 29, 2021

Foremost Group Takes Delivery of 10th Ship from Japan’s Oshima Shipyard

Foremost Group Fleet Expands with Delivery of Another Eco-Friendly Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier, the M/V “Zhen May”

NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2021 – Foremost Group, an American dry bulk shipping company, today named and took delivery of a new 84,500 metric tons deadweight post-Panamax bulk carrier from Oshima Shipyard in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Foremost Group Founder and Honorary Chairman, Dr. James S.C. Chao, was joined by the company’s Chair and CEO, Ms. Angela Chao, and the ship’s Sponsor, Madame Lu Pi-Lian, wife of Mr. Michael C.S. Chang, Chairman of Taiwan’s Mega Financial Holding Co Ltd, for the ceremony.

This newest eco-friendly post-Panamax ship, the M/V “Zhen May” continues Foremost Group’s tradition of operating a fleet of modern, environmentally-friendly ships built to the company’s stringent specifications, many of which are built by Oshima Shipyard.

The Zhen May will be immediately put in service for Oldendorff Carriers, the ship’s charterer, which will deploy the ship to transport its dry-bulk cargoes to ports around the world.

Ms. Chao commented, “Taking delivery of this beautiful ship is an important reminder that in good times and bad, we shipowners must always do our part to help feed and build the world. Throughout the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, we have maintained our laser focus on serving our charterers with the safe, reliable and efficient transport of their goods. The Zhen May is a welcome addition to our fleet and reflects our continued strong partnership with both Oshima Shipyard and Oldendorff Carriers.”

Foremost Group is an American, privately-owned, shipping company founded in 1964 in New York. The company charters its fleet to world class dry bulk companies which use the ships to move their commodities around the world. Foremost Group’s fleet is comprised of modern, environmentally friendly ships built to the company’s stringent specifications. Learn more at https://www.foremostgroupusa.com/.

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