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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LCL Logistix (India) Pvt. proud member of FPS group feature in The CEO Magazine

FPS Member in the PRESS

The CEO Magazine has featured our FPS member LCL Logistix (India) Pvt. as the “Best Places To Work For” in the “Integrated Logistics Service Provider” segment. This is a great achievement and a testament to the fact that LCL Logistix is indeed a great place to work for. Read full article


FPS Europe Cargo loads 9 tugs in Shanghai, ships them to Netherlands

FAMOUS Pacific Shipping (FPS Group), a forwarder-NVOCC network with a permanent secretariat in Hong Kong, has moves nine Damen Stan tugboats from Shanghai to Gorinchem, in the Netherlands.
Specifically, the job was done by FPS member Europe Cargo of Belgium, which moved five Type 1606s, each weighing 86 tonnes, and four Type 1205s, each weighing 55 tonnes – were loaded on deck and in the hold of MS Clipper Marlene (a multi-purpose vessel owned by Clipper of Denmark) secured to custom-built transport cradles.

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F.S. Mackenzie opens Tbilisi branch

F.S. Mackenzie Tbilisi team left to right: Julia Artamonova (operations), Tamar Tvildiani (accounts), Pavle Chikhladze (customs and warehousing), David Bakuradze (customer service), Nina Inasaridze (operations)
F.S. Mackenzie has opened its 17th branch in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, for imports to the Caucasus region.

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