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

FPS MOVEMENT: issue #1
 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

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.

SAM APARO

 

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