Get ready for a four days event and take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet CONSOLIDATION LOGISTICS EXPERTS from 40+ countries to discuss the past, current and future business, exchange sales leads, and develop a range of business possibilities within the FPS Group in a professional yet relaxing setting in Morocco at the FPS 19th Annual General Meeting during 26-29 October 2017


Antwerp, Belgium, Europe Cargo, a member of FPS Group had successfully discharged pipes for New Jetty in Zeebrugge.

MV HHL KOBE arrived at quay 205, Zeebrugge port on Friday July 7th.

On board :

  • 20 loose pieces new/unused LSAW welded steel pipes plus coating
  • Total gross weight: 1493,80 mt
  • Total volume : 4449,89 cbms
  • Unit weight varying from 69,85 mt to 78,20 mt
  • Length varying from 39,40 m. to 44,40 m.
  • Diameter : 2,30 m.

All cargoes discharged into special wooden construction ashore.

Discharge operations safely completed on Sunday July 9th 2017 pm.

 As from Monday July 10 th receivers started to put pipes in upright position into special frame, whereafter a floating pontoon stc crane 400 mt swl  moved pipes one by one to opposite site of the dock where the pipes will be drilled into the dock for about 30 m.

Pipes will be used for building a new jetty at Zeebrugge port.


FPS Group newest feature is one of our most requested. Members will now be able to access to member’s directory online. With our easy-to-use member search system, you can view full member’s information and search for port or city with ease.

This area is for members only, simply log in with the given username and password. If you do not have one, please contact members@fps-group.net for detail.

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Famous Pacific Shipping Sri Lanka proud to be the Official logistics provider for Construction Expo 2017

Our member Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (FPS) has been featured in

DailyMirror lk; read a full article here

lkmarketplace; read a full article here

DailyFT; read a full article here

Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (FPS) has being appointed as the official logistics partner by the Lanka Exhibitions and Conference Services (LECS) for Constructions Expo 2017 covering the services of freight, customs clearance, transport warehousing and off-loading. Exhibition will be held at Sirimawo Bandaranayake Memorial exhibition Centre on the 2nd, 3rd and the 4th of June 2017.

FPS is a globally recognized Freight Logistics Company in Sri Lanka represented over 100 countries and 4000 ports and destinations around the world. Consistency in the industry for over 18 years, Famous Pacific Shipping is experts in handling Freight Logistics- Sea and Air, Project Cargo Logistics, Warehousing, Inland Transportation and Logistics based IT Solutions.

CONSTRUCTION EXPO 2017 will be the hub for all major players locally and internationally which provides a common platform for all industries that link with construction and will give the participants a chance to showcase their products & services which cover all spheres related to the industry. It will be the meeting point for the Domestic and International products & technology suppliers to explore the potential in the Construction Industry in the South Asian Region.

Gihan Nanayakkara, Managing Director of the SAS Holdings Group, Parent company of FPS Sri Lanka stated that we are proud to partner this prestigious event which is happening for the 6th consecutive year at BMICH.   FPS General Manager, M.F Ibrahim mentioned that with the rapid development in the constructions field in Sri Lanka, this is a great platform for all the Products and service providers link with Construction. We are also proud to state that we have represented many of the past and present Infrastructure, Power-Road-Water projects in Sri Lanka as the logistics service provider and have earmarked some of the upcoming projects to be executed in the year 2017.


Summer is here and what could be more enjoyable that being on the river cruise. Antwerp party scene and City excursion are now ready, thanks to the expert team of our FPS member; EUROPE CARGO, ANTWEPT, BELGIUM

Semi submersible vessel MV ROLLDOCK SEA, carrying river cruise vessel “ROUSSE”, sailed from Constanta port, Romania and arrived under the agency of messrs Europe Cargo Bvba, at Abes/katoen Natie terminals quay 351.

Unlashing of river cruise vessel commenced after arrival at 07.00 hrs and took about 4,5 hours.

Ballasting of mv Rolldock Sea accordingly commenced at 15.30 hrs and was completed at 17.30 hrs.

The actual float-off operation in submerged position commenced at 17.50 hrs and finally completed at 18.12 hrs, whereafter mv Rolldock Sea debalasted ‘till 19.30 hrs.

The river cruise vessel “ROUSSE, from owners Rederij LE FORMIDABLE will be used for party trips from Antwerpen port to Amsterdam port, including city trip and hotel stayover. We’re happy to have been a part of this unloading!



Lighting Up Dreams Of Children

CSR activities have always been an integral part of CSS for the last two decades of its service in the UAE and India.  By participating in the charity initiatives of the UAE government CSS has always demonstrated its responsibility in giving back to the society.

Being a renowned philanthropist, T S Kaladharan, Chairman of CSS Group had initiated many an events in India as well which covered the educational and healthcare spectrum of his home state of Kerala. During the recent school reopening in the state, a novel venture was organized on behalf of CSS Group, contributed by Kaladharan, in his village of Thrikkunnappuzha. This year CSS donated One thousand three hundred school bags with books pencil boxes and pencils along amongst the less fortunate government school students of the region. G Unnikrishnan, CSS Group Head of Marketing and Corporate communications inaugurated the School kit distribution.

This initiative went helping 5 schools in the village witnessing enthusiastic small faces cheerfully receiving the contribution. CSR initiatives of CSS Group new bags and study aids were distributed amongst pre-primary and primary school children at Thrikkunnappuzha, Alleppey Dist. Kerala. Five schools which are running under the Government of Kerala aid were benefitted by this regular CSR programme of school aid distribution. “The CSS Group has always stood in the forefront in giving back to the society in whatever ways we can. Two decades of our presence in the UAE and India has seen innumerable charity events in which CSS had been a part and parcel and we are thankful to the society for this” commented Unnikrishnan G.

New School kits brought beaming smiles on the little faces. The programme commenced with local authority members from the Panchayat wards welcoming the gathering.  All the children, their parents and the school authorities were present for the occasion.  Lunch too was organized by CSS after the function for the students, parents and the school staff on the first day of the academic year.

Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual General Meeting

Famous Pacific Shipping group is proud to announce that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year is scheduled for October 26-30th. The success of the AGM is based on the engagement of FPS Members. We invite you to join us and “ReDiscover FPS” together in Marrakech, MORROCCO. We are working hard to make this meeting an event that everyone will enjoy and remember. So mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!


We have a new WEBSITE

FPS Group is delighted to officially announce the launch of our newly designed website! Our goals were to provide visitors and members with easier access to information, easier ways to collaborate and enable us to showcase our upcoming announcements for our group. Take a look around and let us know what you think! www.fps-group.net

FPS MOVEMENT : issue #1 “Expect to see changes that FPS Group has never seen before”

FPS MOVEMENT: issue #1


Welcome to the FIRST issue of the FPS Movement, our FIRST regularly issued FPS Group Newsletter. Some of you reading this have been with us since our first year as a group and some of you have been with us for a shorter time. However, all of you can expect to see changes that FPS Group has never seen before. There will be a lot of firsts and many new things to come, and these changes will be coming for the better.

An example is our new connectedness via social media. Connect with each other, connect with the network. You can access all of our social media using the links below my message. Go ahead, take a look.

One more thing, I’d like to remind everybody that our next AGM will be in Marrakesh, Morocco. In the coming months, I will be approaching FPS Group and our collective future with a renewed energy and I invite all of you to join me over the coming months and showing our renewed collective energy at the October AGM in Marrakesh.

Thank you for being a member of FPS Group and please enjoy this first issue of FPS Movement.



FPS has a new website!

FPS Group is excited to announce the launch of our updated website www.fps-group.net. The website features a new design, user-friendly navigation, and a wealth of information, tools with easy access to member database feature (coming soon). We hope you like it!


Bargain Of The Century?

The vast majority of the world’s trade in goods is moved by sea, and it has long been recognised how shipping is a critical element of the global economy, providing the connection between producers and consumers all over the planet. However, what is less frequently mentioned is the tremendous ‘value for money’ with which it does so; this is clearly worth a closer look…read more


Outlook for global shipping industry stable, says Moody’s

KUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Japan K.K. says that the outlook for the global shipping industry is stable, aided by signs of a recovery in the dry bulk and containership segments.

In its report issued on Wednesday it said while market conditions are still weak, they are unlikely to worsen from the levels seen for both segments in 2016….Read more


Hapag-Lloyd to Axe Over 10 Pct of Workforce after Merger with UASC

The completion of the merger between Germany’s container carrier Hapag-Lloyd with UAE-based counterpart UASC will result in cutting of up to 12 percent of its almost 11,000 land-based workforce, the company’s spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News….read more


Sam Aparo, Chairman and Iskandar, advisory board met with Richard Overton and Paralee Tohsouksee from One Monocle Intelligent Management in Bangkok


Paralee Tohsouksee from One Monocle Intelligent Management met with Eric Vrolijk, Managing Director and Tom Weemaes, Operation Manager of EUROPE CARGO, FPS Member in Belgium, April 30th, 2017


Sam Aparo, FPS Chairman, Iskandar Zulkarnain, FPS Advisory Board, and Cindy Ko, FPS Group Secretariat attended FPS Board Meeting in Sydney Australia.

“If you want a successful business, then you need a great source of relevant connections. FPS members are like-minded people who meet and help each other regularly, resulting in strong trusted friendships being built, essential within an industry such as ours.”

Lloyd Smith,
Managing Director, F.S. Mackenzie, United Kingdom
Member since 2001

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