James Chao, founder and chairman of the Foremost Group, was honored with the 2018 Lloyd's List Americas Awards Lifetime Achievement. His company, renowned for its eco-friendly ship designs, has been led by his daughter Angela, growing its advanced bulk carrier fleet. Chao's journey began in a small village near Shanghai, where his academic excellence and maritime skills led him to become a young ocean-going marine captain. He continued his education in America, leading to a notable maritime career and philanthropy, including educational scholarships through a foundation established with his wife.
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