Foremost Group joins NAMEPA

Commitment to Save Our Seas Continues to Grow

Featured Photo: Angela Chao, Foremost Group Chair and CEO

December 8, 2020 — Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Foremost Group, an American dry bulk shipping company, has become its newest corporate member. Foremost Group has joined NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry organizations in efforts to “Save Our Seas.” NAMEPA now has over 200 members who share in their desire to protect the marine environment.

“NAMEPA is honored to welcome Foremost Group as a member of NAMEPA,” stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden Walker. “Their commitment to the highest environmental practices, as well as to advancing and investing in the mitigation of environmental impacts, is well known.  We look forward to partnering with them to Save Our Seas!”

“As an industry leader in incorporating environmentally friendly designs and policies into everything we do, Foremost Group is proud to join this illustrious organization to support the protection of our marine ecosystem,” said Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao. Sustainability and stewardship are part of our culture.”

“We look forward to working with NAMEPA and its diverse membership to advance our shared goals and ensure we maintain a safe and clean marine environment for future generations. We believe these efforts are more than just good business; they are a solemn responsibility,” said Vice President Kevin Li.

With growing membership, NAMEPA continues to expand its ability to collaborate with a diverse group of dedicated organizations working to promote sustainable marine industry best practices. NAMEPA welcomes Foremost Group into its collaboration of members, all committed to the stewardship and protection of our seas through corporate social responsibility and through the protection of the marine environment. Committed to being ethically and environmentally responsible, Foremost Group is a respected addition to the membership of NAMEPA.


About Foremost Group

Foremost is a global leader in dry bulk shipping with a worldwide reputation for its commitment to exceptional service and performance, all while holding itself to the highest ethical standards. An industry leader in incorporating fuel-efficient designs and technology, Foremost Group believes that treating the environment with respect is not only a good business practice, but a solemn responsibility. For more information:



The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:

Media inquiries: Carleen Lyden Walker +203 255 4686

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