In Loving Memory
of
Tan Sri Frank Wen King Tsao
1925 to 2019
  • Passed away on August 12, 2019 in Singapore.
Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao, S.B.S., Founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group of Companies and Founding Chair of Suntec City Development, passed away peacefully with family members around him on 12 August 2019.  He was 94 years old.

In recognition of his decades long philanthropic contributions and public service, he was honoured with numerous awards. Among them are Honorary Citizen Award by the Government of Singapore in 2008; Silver Bauhinia Star (S.B.S.) by the Government of Hong Kong, SAR, in 2006; and the title of “Tan Sri” by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia in 1973.

Born in Shanghai and a graduate of St. John’s University in that city, he was the first-born son of Mr. Ying-Yung Tsao and Mdm Tsao Ng Yu-Shun. He was a loving husband, devoted father and a caring brother. He is survived by his four children: Calvin, Mary Ann, Frederick, and Cheryd. His wife of 70 years Maisie Chow Tsao passed away in December, 2014.

He will be dearly missed.

If you would like to leave your condolences and tributes, please do so below.  

Wake will be from Thursday, August 15, 4pm, through Saturday, August 17, 2019.  It will be held at 33 Swiss Club Road.  Cortege leaves on Sunday, August 18 at 1.30pm for Mandai Crematorium, Hall 3.

The family has requested for no wreath and if you would like to make a donation, kindly do so to Tsao Foundation at the following link: Donation to Tsao Foundation.

Posted by Yuichi Sonoda on August 23, 2019
I will write this note to say how deeply grieved I was to hear the news of Tan Sri Frank Tsao's passing. When I was in Singapore as Secretary General of ASF (now ASA), I had a long personal talk with Tan Sri on the future role of ASF and am now glad to see ASA's active participation in the international discussions about shipping. Tan Sri was a very dear friend and we shall greatly miss him.
With best regards,
Yuichi Sonoda
Posted by IMC Group on August 21, 2019
尊敬的各位业界同仁:

今天,距离我们敬爱的曹文锦主席离世已十日有余。在这段时间里,各位或亲身、或发文、或致电,与我们共同哀悼曹先生的离世,肺腑之情,感同身受,谨此代表万邦集团及曹先生家人向各位表示由衷的谢意!

曹文锦主席为航运事业奉献了终生,被誉为一代船王。他在事业辉煌的同时,始终心系家国,热心公益,捐资助学,惠泽无数莘莘学子。于业界,他是航运翘楚,德高望众;于我们,他更是一位慈祥的长者,一位渊博的智者,一位睿智的行者,一位坚韧的勇者。

斯人已逝,精神永存!我们万邦集团将秉承曹先生遗志,继续与大家携手,为我们共同的事业、共同的明天、共同的福祉而奋斗不息!

勇者无惧,智者无忧,行者无疆。愿曹文锦主席安息!

再次感谢大家的关心。

万邦集团

Posted by IMC Group on August 21, 2019
Dear Business Associates and Friends

Thank you for your condolence note.

Our late Senior Chairman, Tan Sri Frank Tsao was indeed a pioneer in the shipping industry and we are heartened that he made significant contributions to the maritime community.

His legacy lives on and we at IMC will continue to uphold his principles and work philosophy.

We look forward to your continued support.

IMC Group
Posted by Claire Lachance on August 20, 2019
Dear Fred and Family,

On behalf of the entire IONS team, I send our sympathy and heartfelt condolences for the passing of your dear Father. What an incredible life of inspired impact!  Your Father was a man who will never be forgotten. 

I personally hope that your Father's legacy provides you and your family peace at this difficult time.

With love and deep respect,
Claire Lachance
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Posted by Japanese Shipowners' Asso... on August 20, 2019
It was with profound sorrow that we received the sad news of the passing away of Tan Sri Frank Tsao, former Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, and the founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group.

It goes without saying that Mr Tsao’s long-standing contribution to the Asian maritime industry, including the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (currently, Asian Shipowners’ Association) since its very early years, is unparalleled and we remember his attendance at the ASF Annual General Meeting held in Karuizawa, Japan, in 2006 as if it were yesterday. I am sure that he will be missed by all who knew him.

On behalf of the Japanese Shipowners’ Association, I would like to convey our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to his bereaved family and his business associates during this time of sadness.

Yours sincerely,
Tadaaki Naito
President, The Japanese Shipowners’ Association
Posted by Gerrit De Nys on August 19, 2019
I first met Mr Frank Tsao in 1979 when we negotiated the Far East Cement deal in Hong Kong, and we have been closely connected ever since. I have tremendous respect for Mr Tsao and through my many meetings with him over the last 40 years have not only learnt much from him, but I have really been impressed by his energy and drive; his strong business acumen, his capacity for detail and the “drilling down” approach to issues, not to mention his integrity and personal relationship skills.
On behalf of my wife, Barbara, myself and our family we offer our most sincere condolences to Calvin, Maryanne, Frederick and Cheryd and their respective families.
May Mr Tsao deservedly rest in peace .
Posted by Xiao Wang on August 19, 2019
Dear Fred and Family,

Really sorry to hear the news, please accept my deepest condolences.

Being a member of Qingdao Ocean & Great Asia Logistics previously(2002-2015), I have gotten three chances to talk/work with Tan Sri Frank Tsao in Chengdu IMC conference, Busan Ship Owner Conference and Singapore home. Really appreciate for the knowledge and experience sharing by Tan Sri Frank Tsao, definitely, it will be influenced my whole life, especially his simple and great thought to Young Generation: more opportunities to young generation to assist them to be more open-minded etc.

May Tan Sri Frank Tsao Rest In Peace. We will love him forever!

Yours

Victor Wang
Branch Manager
Greencarrier Shanghai Limited Qingdao Branch
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 19, 2019
     惊悉曹文锦先生仙逝,深为悲痛,特致函表示哀悼!并向曹
先生亲属致以诚挚慰问!
     曹文锦先生倾注毕生精力发展航运事业,取得卓越成就,深
得业界敬仰。作为威海市政府经济顾问,曹文锦先生为威海经济
社会发展建言献策,发挥了积极促进作用。先生关注教育事业,
在威海捐建图书馆、设立奖学金,惠及广大学子,威海人民一直
感念于心。
     沉痛悼念曹文锦先生!
     曹文锦先生千古!

                                        威海市人民政府
                                         2019年8月16日
Posted by Tomoya Kikuchi on August 19, 2019
Dear Fred-san and Family,

I'm sorry for hearing the news your beloved father, Frank Tsao had passed away.

I wish well of you and your family in this time of loss.
Posted by Cory Chow on August 19, 2019
曹文锦先生家属, 新加坡万邦集团:

惊悉曹文锦先生仙逝,我公司上下不胜悲恸,深表哀悼!

曹文锦先生一生奋斗在航运事业,取得了卓越的成就,为航运界作出了不可磨灭的贡献。曹文锦先生尤其特别重视为中国培养航运人才,率先实行了航运行政人才培训计划,还先后在中国国内成立了海员再培训班,在青岛远洋学院、上海交大设立奖学金,为培养优秀航运人才做出了卓越的贡献。

我们对曹文锦先生的逝世表示沉痛哀悼,向其亲属表达我们的真挚慰问。

曹文锦先生千古!

Richards Hogg Lindley, Singapore and Greater China offices
Posted by CSIC Leasing on August 19, 2019
万邦集团治丧委员会:

  惊悉曹文锦先生离世,深感悲痛,谨此对曹文锦先生的去世表示沉痛的哀悼,向先生的家属表示深切慰问。
  曹文锦先生是航运界一代巨擘,是中国航运界和造船业的杰出楷模,更是享誉世界的一代华人船王。曹先生一生致力于促进航运业发展,为中国及亚洲的航运业、造船业做出了突出贡献,建树极丰,享有崇高威望。曹文锦先生的逝世是中国及亚洲航运界的巨大损失,先生的传奇事迹与不朽精神会一直激励着我们继续努力奋斗。
  斯人已逝,风范长存。曹文锦先生安息!


                                    中国船舶租赁有限公司
                                    二〇一九年八月十九日
Posted by Jang Yong Yoon on August 18, 2019
Having worked as a graduate trainee since july2000, thank you for allowing me to build a strong foundation into the commercial world of maritime industry! Giving me a second chance to be the company IMC Japan representative (2012-2014), has truly opened the importance of the know-hows within the International Maritime Trade.

I remember my father was not able to charter-in the newbuildings back in the 1970s from IMC, but 40 years later, thank you for allowing me to be part of IMC as a japan representative.

I truly believe it was the late Mr Frank Tsao, who advised my father against moving into the USA, but instead he had advised him to move into Hong Kong from the Republic of Korea (perhaps around in late 1970s?), to restart his next chapter in his profession as a shipping merchant.

40 long years has passed since my father had restarted his new chapter in Hong Kong, 20 great years of my life spent in Hong Kong, and now 16 years here in Singapore.

Thanking two generations of Tsao families to keep my two generations of Yoon family members within the maritime industry.

One visit to the wake was not enough, and had to visit two times... forever grateful and thankful for the Tsao families!
Posted by Wai Luen Cheong on August 18, 2019
The biggest challenge in losing a father and a leader like you.
Is learning how to cope with beautiful memories of you.
There is no other professional who can fill your shoes and your wisdom.
Your absence is a blow which will leave a mark in our lives.
As the sky shines with you as you continue your new journey with god
We look above for the rays to bestow on our shoulders as we continue your journey you left behind for us.

IN MEMORY OF TAN SRI FRANK TSAO

On behalf of Eddy Ram, MD of Hospitality and Events, OCTAVE Institute
Posted by Jianing Yang on August 18, 2019
曹慰德主席暨家人以及万邦集团航运同仁们:
 
惊悉曹文锦老先生不幸仙逝,深表惋惜。我谨代表中国船舶(香港)航运租赁有限公司向先生的去世深表哀悼,向您们致以最深切地慰问。
 
曹文锦先生早年亲手缔造万邦集团,以过人智慧和辛勤汗水将万邦发展成为国际大型综合企业集团,成为华人工商界的巨擘级企业家之一、世界级航运巨子,为商界和国际航运界所钦佩景仰。先生也积极践行企业社会责任,在航运人才培养领域做出巨大贡献。一代代后辈们将铭记的不仅是先生一生的成就,还有先生学识渊博、诚恳热情的人格魅力,远见卓识、务实进取的精神财富。
 
在与万邦工业集团的共同努力下,2017年我公司与万邦开展合作,合资成立了Sino-Sin Shipping Company,联合投资订造了一批新造船,双方精诚合作,交往甚笃,前景广阔。
 
逝者长已,精神永存,生者勉力。愿先生的精神财富激励一代代航运人为美好未来不懈奋斗!
 
再次对曹文锦老先生辞世表示沉痛的哀悼,请家人节哀顺变。
 
 
 
                                       中国船舶(香港)航运租赁有限公司
                                                董事长  杨力
 
 
Dear Chairman Fred Chavalit Tsao of IMC Group, your family, and employees of IMC Group:
 
We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mr Frank Tsao Wen King. We would like to express our deepest sorrow and most sincere condolences.
 
Mr. Tsao Wen King was indeed an icon of the global maritime community. He pursued his passions for our industry with a level of intensity, focus and endurance, beyond what seemed humanly possible. He has left a remarkable legacy for the community and all of us. His contribution to the shipping industry will live on into the future. His powerful spirit continues in all he did for the world and through you.
 
May he rest in peace. With deepest condolences.
 
                             CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited.
                                        Chairman YANG Li
Posted by Marleen Dieleman on August 18, 2019
I had the opportunity to study and interview Tan Sri Frank Tsao (and several others in IMC) years ago and was very impressed by his sharp mind. What stuck with me was how astute he was in interpreting his context and time. He understood that, as a business leader, he could influence but not modify his circumstances. When I learned of his demise I re-read the interview transcript and noticed he presented almost all of his considerable achievements as accidental given the circumstances. But the truth is that few others succeeded in correctly reading the - often volatile - situation. With his unique ability to assess the political and economic environment and his role in it, he truly became an outstanding entrepreneur who was warmly welcomed in many countries in Asia. Among his peers (some of whom I also had the opportunity to study) he was easily the most articulate, displaying the wisdom that comes with mastery of the big picture as well as the understanding of those minor technical details that make or break a venture. A legend in business has left us, but he will not be forgotten as we look back on that unique post-colonial growth era in Asia that produced some of Asia’s greatest entrepreneurs. I wish Fred, Mary-Ann and the entire family strength in coping with this loss.

Marleen Dieleman, NUS Business School
Posted by Treena Becker on August 17, 2019
Dear Mary Ann and Family,

My deepest condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss. May your Dad Rest In Peace.

Treena

Posted by Liu Weidong on August 17, 2019
親愛的慰祖、慰德表兄,慰萱、慰親姐姐並家人:

 驚悉我所愛戴與尊敬的文錦伯父仙逝,悲痛之情,莫以言表,務請哥哥姐姐及家人節哀順變。

 家父自幼與文錦大伯在浦東長大,蒙文錦大伯賢伉儷關愛有加;我有幸在萬邦與大伯共事,聆聽老人家的不倦教誨,受益頗多;老人家生於亂世,但一生勤勉於事業,奮力拼搏,情繫家國,留下了諸多為我們晚輩所景仰的豐功偉績。

 文錦伯父乃一代航運界巨擘,老人家的大家風範,他的為人處事,令衛東欽佩,也為我今後的人生樹立了光輝典範。

 逝者已矣,讓我們深切緬懷文錦伯父波瀾壯闊的一生。他的偉大的人格魅力,堅忍不拔的創業精神將與我們同在。

文錦伯父千古!

愚弟:劉衛東 偕全家叩首
Posted by Kim Peng Ang on August 17, 2019
Dear Tan Sri
Your teachings will always be remembered. You have been a great mentor and a great man, contributing to societies and nations.

Posted by 新二 四宮 on August 17, 2019
Dear Fred and family

It was a profound shock to hear that your father had passed away.
Please extend our condolences to the members of your family.

Hitoshi Shinomiya President
Shinji Shinomiya   Senior Managing Director
Shinomiya Tanker Co.,Ltd.
Posted by Anthony Hardy on August 16, 2019

Dear Fred, Mary Ann and family,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing away of your esteemed father.
I shall forever be grateful to your father for the advice he gave and the financial support he extended to the foundation of The Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
He was a fine example of a man with vision, determination and generosity.
I shall miss our periodic discussions not only about the HKMM but also about the lessons one could learn from his experiences and recent history of China and S E Asia. May ‘The Chairman’ rest in peace.

Anthony J Hardy, Emeritus Chairman, The Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Posted by Connie Leung on August 17, 2019
曹世伯

願在此送上祝福,音樂及光,一路平安

玄音敬上
Posted by Nigel Palmer on August 16, 2019
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the late Tan Sri Frank Tsao. His contribution to the shipping industry will live on into the future.

Nigel Palmer OBE
Chairman
Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd.
Posted by DBS Bank, IBG - SAT on August 16, 2019
On behalf of DBS Bank, Boey Yin Chong, Leong Mai Yee and the Shipping, Aviation & Transportation team, send sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the late Tan Sri Frank Tsao on his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Posted by Samuel Wong on August 16, 2019
Dear Fred and family

We are saddened by the passing away of your father, our respected 長者 and titan in the shipping industry. We like to express our condolences here.

Samuel Wong, Sylvia, Justin, Kenneth and Nadia
Posted by Wang Xiuzhao on August 16, 2019
万邦集团:
    惊悉曹文锦先生不幸逝世,我们深感悲痛,谨表示深切悼念,并向曹文锦先生的亲属致以诚挚的慰问!
    曹文锦先生生前关心、支持青岛的经济社会和教育事业发展,并受聘担任“青岛市经济顾问”。 万邦集团在青岛投资兴建了货运物流、国际集装箱中转站等项目,为加快青岛现代物流产业发展做出积极的贡献。      
    愿先生一路走好,家人节哀珍重。    
    谨此致唁!

                                      青岛市人民政府侨务办公室
                                          青岛海外交流协会
Posted by Hudong-Zhonghua CSSC on August 16, 2019
惊悉曹文锦先生不幸因病逝世,噩耗传来,深感痛惜,我们谨代表沪东中华造船(集团)有限公司,向曹文锦先生的去世表示沉痛哀悼,向先生的家属表示深切地慰问。
作为华人工商界的巨擘级企业家之一、世界级航运巨子,曹文锦先生一生勤勉、果敢务实,一直以来致力于航运事业发展、航运人才培养,被评为亚洲航运风云人物,被誉为“香港一代华人船王”,在航运界贡献杰出、建树颇丰!曹文锦先生的睿智、远光及进取的精神令我们感到由衷地钦佩,我们为失去这样一位卓越的航运界前辈而深感痛惜!
曹文锦先生千古!


沪东中华造船(集团)有限公司董事长 陈建良       
沪东中华造船(集团)有限公司总经理 陈军      
Posted by Gavin Leong on August 16, 2019
All the cadets of MV Bunga Kenanga 1972-1974 convey our deepest condolences to the family of Tan Sri Frank Tsao with our utmost respect.

He will always remain as a maritime beacon to all the Malaysian Seafarers and may he rest in everlasting peace.
Posted by Patrick Lo on August 16, 2019
Dear Fred and Family,

I am deeply saddened by the news that your father has passed away. It's not only a big loss to you and your family, but also to the shipping community as well. On behalf of the Teh Hu Group, please accept our deepest condolences.

Sincerely,
Patrick Lo

Posted by Meifeng Luo on August 16, 2019
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of the late Tan Sri Frank Tsao. 

Tan Sri had made great contribution to the development of maritime industry in Hong Kong, especially in the training of the young to be maritime professionals, providing maritime scholarships, and establishing maritime library and research & development centre in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  I will always remember his generosity and support to our Centre. He was an influential shipping magnate as well as an inspiring philanthropist and will forever be missed. 

My deepest condolences to his family. Memories of his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace.


With love and sympathy,

Meifeng Luo
Director of the maritime library and R & D centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Posted by Masaharu Nakamura on August 16, 2019
We are very sorry to hear that Mr. Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao passed away.
On behalf of all the member of Sojitz Group, please kindly accept our heartfelt condolences and
deepest sympathies to his family and all our friends at IMC Group.
Our thoughts are always with his family at this difficult time.
May his spirit rest in peace.

With deepest regret,

Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation
Hiroyuki Osone / President 
Posted by Jin-Guang Teng on August 16, 2019

In fond memory of Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao

Members of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao, Founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group of Companies.

A pioneer shipping magnate, Dr Tsao had made immense contributions to the development of Asia’s maritime industry as well as the promotion of maritime education and research. Over the years, PolyU was most privileged and grateful to have benefited from the ardent support of Dr Tsao. In addition to generous contributions for establishing scholarship schemes and the Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre on campus, Dr Tsao had also devoted substantial time and energy to offering wise counsel to our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies as Chairman of its Advisory Committee.

In 2006, PolyU conferred an honorary doctorate degree on Dr Tsao in recognition of his long-standing support for our University and significant contributions to the maritime industry. The legacy Dr Tsao left behind is momentous, and PolyU will benefit from it for generations to come.

May Dr Tsao rest in peace.


Jin-Guang Teng
President
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Posted by Jessica Li on August 16, 2019
悼曹文錦先生

行船謙去隱海天
駕鶴歸來霽月寒
往事昭昭傳千里
德澤耿耿在人間

惊悉曹文锦老先生不幸逝世,不胜哀恸。蒙曹老先生德澤,畢業後工作於由曹文錦先生資助的香港理工大學海事圖書館和研發中心,在此工作學習至今已有七載,獲益良多。先生畢生致力於航運教育事業,使我輩受益如此,感激不盡。曾有機緣聆聽先生,印象至深,猶在昨日。先生一生叱咤,對晚輩卻平易慈藹,此等風度令我輩敬仰,先生教誨猶記於心。時不我待,此先生之教,我輩定當繼往開來。

曹文錦先生萬古

晚輩李夢馳
香港理工大學物流及航運學系
Posted by Tao Life on August 16, 2019
Dear Fred,

It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of your Father, Mr. Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao’s passing. We wanted to let you know you have our greatest sympathy and our hearts are truly saddened for your loss.

We can’t imagine how difficult it must be for you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers and our sincerest condolences to you and your family. 

May his soul rest in peace. 

Sincerely,

Edward Shu, Mia Kim, Mars Liou
Tao Life
Posted by Tim Hartnoll on August 16, 2019
Dear Fred, Mary Ann & the Tsao family

I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your father.

Words always seem inadequate at times like this; suffice to say that our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

With deepest condolences
Tim & Suzanne Hartnoll

Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 16, 2019
曹文锦先生治丧委员会:
     惊悉曹文锦先生因病不幸逝世,深感悲痛,谨表深切哀悼,并向
曹先生的家属表示诚挚的慰问。
     曹文锦先生作为万邦集团创始人、前香港船东会主席,为我国乃
至世界航运事业的发展奉献了一生,做出了巨大的贡献,成为华人航
运业之巨擘。多年来,曹文锦先生及其亲手创办的万邦集团,始终饮
水思源、心系家国,积极参与祖国的建设与发展,成为华人及华人企
业的杰出代表,是航运人的楷模!
     曹文锦先生十分关注教育事业的发展,在多个高校设立奖学金,
助力中华人才培养。从2012年开始,万邦集团在上海海事大学设立
万邦曹氏家族奖学金,奖励学习成绩优异、综合素质能力强的优秀学
生,激励他们刻苦学习,努力成为航运领域栋梁之才。万邦集团兴学
扶教的义举体现了曹文锦先生及万邦集团高度的社会责任感和情系
教育的高尚情怀,对此,我们表示崇高的敬意和衷心的感谢!相信我
校师生定能以曹文锦先生为偕模,运用自己所学所长,为航运事业发
展贡献自己的力量。
    曹文锦先生千古!

                                               上海海事大学
Posted by 炳生 蒋 on August 16, 2019
曹文锦姑父大人家人:
  惊闻曹文锦姑父大人仙逝,深感悲痛。在此,谨对曹文锦姑父大人的逝世致以最沉痛的哀悼,向姑父大人的家属表示深切的慰问。
  曹文锦姑父大人一生卓著,心系故土,捐资助教,记挂亲人,虽见面不多,但姑父的音容笑貌一直在脑海回荡――慈祥、端庄,为人敬仰。身隔万里,在此我代表本人及我的家人,再次对曹文锦姑父大人的离世表示哀悼,一路走好!万古!
          您的侄子:蒋炳生,侄媳:赵云联
Posted by Xiao Feng on August 16, 2019
          百年一人

浮舟滄海,萬邦輻輳,宇內英雄本色;
駕鶴昆侖,一路平安,心中慈祥老人!

  
                    不才弟子蕭峰 敬挽
Posted by Michael Sheridan on August 16, 2019
Dear Mr Tsao and family,

Please accept the sincere condolences of the board and employees of Horizon Oil Limited on the passing of Tan Sri Frank Tsao.

Your family's sadness at this time is hopefully softened by your memories of him and the the acknowledgements of so many of their love and respect for Tan Sri Frank Tsao and recognition of his extraordinary life and achievements.

Our thoughts are with you.

Michael Sheridan 
Posted by Elizabeth Chan on August 15, 2019
Dear Fred,
Your dad is in a place where there is peace and he will keep on blessing your whole family.
With love,
Elizabeth
Energy Source
Posted by FBN China on August 15, 2019
Dear Fred and Family,

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Frank Tsao.

Someone so special can never be forgotten, and we are sure his legacy will last forever! Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

Wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss.

May he rest in peace.

FBN China
Posted by Betsy Pie on August 15, 2019
Dear Fred and family,

How proud you must be of the wonderful life your father Frank Tsao enjoyed.
And what a sound legacy he leaves behind.
My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Warm regards,

Betsy Pie
(Melbourne, Australia)
Posted by Sheila Donnelly Theroux on August 15, 2019
Dear Fred and Family,

We are very sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved father Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen King. It’s an honor to touch him through knowing and working with you. His powerful spirit continues in all he did for the world and through you.

We are sending our sincerest and heartfelt support to you.

With best regards,

Paul and Sheila Theroux and the staff of Sheila Donnelly & Associates
Posted by Brian Berman on August 15, 2019
We send heartfelt condolences to Fred, Mary Ann and all the Tsao family. Your father has left an amazing legacy - both in his business and his family. We are thinking of you and sending our prayers. With warm regards, Brian and Sue Berman.
Posted by Le Yuan on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家人:
    惊闻曹文锦先生仙逝,深感悲痛。在此,谨对曹文锦先生的逝世致以最沉痛的哀悼,向先生的家属表示深切的慰问。
    曹先生一生传奇,凭借卓越的智慧和惊人的拼搏精神成为一代船王,并对推动中国航运事业的发展做出了不可磨灭的贡献。招商局航运业务在曹先生的直接关心和大力支持下,不断发展,成长为今天拥有全球最大规模VLCC和VLOC的招商轮船。对此,我们铭记于心、感恩于心、钦佩于心。作为航运界的后辈,我们将始终以曹先生为楷模,继承先生遗志奋力谱写航运事业新篇章。
    曹文锦先生万古!
                            招商局能源运输股份有限公司
                                  董事长  谢春林
Posted by Jipeng Xu on August 15, 2019
万邦集团并曹文锦先生亲属:

获悉曹文锦先生高寿辞世,不胜伤悼。
曹老先生一生致力于航运事业,创造卓越成就,缔造业界传奇,为全球航运业发展做出了不可磨灭的贡献。
在曹老先生的关心和指导下,上个世纪九十年代初,我公司有幸与万邦公司开展合作,合资成立了威海兴亚船务有限公司。26年来,双方精诚合作,风雨同舟,外派船员业务取得了良好效益和长足发展。
而今老先生仙逝,我们失去了一位尊敬的长者和前辈,心中惟余无限怀念和哀憾。
在此,谨对曹老先生的逝世表示沉痛哀悼,向曹老先生的亲属表示诚挚慰问!
愿老先生一路走好!


                     
        威海国际经济技术合作股份有限公司
            2019年8月15日
Posted by Fei Fih on August 15, 2019
三代世交文錦兄仙逝,惡耗傳來,不勝痛惜。文錦兄對我尤如一位慈祥的兄長。 85年闊別25年後重返香港, 90年有機會加入他的集團工作,他的理解和包容使我很快融入了社會。

96年在他的鼓勵下, 我走上從政之路。他不時提醒我要多學習, 廣交朋友, 給我提出很多有益的建議。

文錦兄在我眼里, 是一位杰出的企業家, 在推動香港與中國航運業携手走向世界, 特別是促進中國造船工業發展貢獻卓著。

他博學多才,飽覽中外群書,每每有不少精辟的論述, 使後輩得益不少。我們常說他是當今社會不多見的儒商。

文錦兄永遠是我尊敬的好兄長。

費斐
2019年8 月15 日
Posted by Zhang Xuegang on August 15, 2019
曹慰德先生
曹文锦先生亲属:

惊闻曹文锦先生仙逝,不胜悲痛。曹文锦先生的离世,是国际航运业一颗巨星的陨落。回顾先生一生,曾立于时代潮头,向世人展现华人雄风;也曾脚踏故土,造福桑梓众人。
依然记得先生“我的一生,有过不少惊险的经历,事后回忆,可以说是多姿多彩,不枉此生。”的铿锵之言,激励了无数后学晚辈。
一条木船摇出五代家族荣耀,故土情深身怀拳拳报国之心。
曹文锦先生,一路走好!
曹慰德先生及亲属,节哀顺变!

中国航务周刊 敬挽
China Shipping Gazette(CSG)
Posted by Walratep Punturaumporn on August 15, 2019
永垂不朽
Deepest sympathy for the loss of my greatest leader of IMC ( beloved boss) and condolences to Chairman Chavalit Frederick Wai Teh Tsao and family

ขอให้ท่านไปสู่สุคติด้วยเทอญ
May mr. Frank Tsao go to heaven of blessed

Inter Mahathai co.ltd. (imc)
Walratep or Chivavat Punturaumporn
黄肇祺 叩头
Posted by Jia Lang on August 15, 2019
尊敬的曹慰德主席暨家人以及万邦的航运同仁们:

惊悉丹斯里曹文锦老先生不幸仙逝,甚为哀痛,深表惋惜。我谨代表韦立国际集团管理层和全体同仁向您们致以最深切的慰问。

丹斯里曹文锦老先生是全球航运界的泰斗级人物,同时也是一位伟大的华人企业家,散货运输界的前辈,他一手创办的万邦现在已经从航运企业发展为一家享誉世界的综合性跨国集团。

不仅在商业上取得空前的成功,丹斯里曹文锦老先生也积极践行企业社会责任,在航运人才培养领域做出巨大贡献。在我心中,丹斯里曹文锦老先生可谓是华商精神的典型代表:生长于上海,创业在香港,闻达东南亚,扬名全亚洲,造福普天下——实令我辈钦佩不已!

逝者长已,生者勉力。韦立国际集团和万邦集团在航运领域合作关系源远流长,冀我辈谨效丹斯里曹文锦老先生高风亮节,在未来继续加强合作关系,共襄盛举!

再次对丹斯里曹文锦老先生辞世表示沉痛的哀悼,请家人节哀顺变。

韦立国际集团总裁孙修顺敬挽

Dear Chairman Fred Chavalit Tsao of IMC Group, your family, and employees of IMC Group:

I am shocked to hear of the unfortunate passing of Chairman Wen-King Tsao. I am deeply saddened and apologetic. On behalf of Winning International Group’s management and all of our employees, I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to Chairman Wen-King Tsao’s family and employees.

Chairman Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao was a leading figure in the global shipping industry, a great Chinese entrepreneur, and a pioneer of the bulk cargo transportation industry. As the founder of IMC Group, the company has developed from a shipping enterprise into a world-renowned integrated multinational group.

Not only did he achieve unprecedented success in the field of business, but Chairman Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao also actively practiced corporate social responsibility and made great contributions to the field of shipping talents training. In my heart, Chairman Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao is a representation of the spirit of Chinese businessmen: growing up in Shanghai, he began his business in Hong Kong before becoming renowned in Southeast Asia and made a name for himself throughout Asia and brought benefit to the world.

The old has passed, but the living strives on. Winning International Group and IMC group has a long history of cooperation within the field of shipping. Let us pay tribute to Chairman Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao by strengthening our corporation even further and making greater achievements.

Once again, we express our deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of Chairman Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao.

With deepest condolences,
Sun Xiushun, President of Winning International Group
Posted by XIAO FU on August 15, 2019
悼恩师曹文锦先生

惊闻噩耗,晴天霹雳,悲情如潮,汹涌澎湃。
回顾往昔,恍在眼前,历历在目,时竭难忘。
 
先生天慧,生于乱世,长子嫡孙,首挑大梁。
迁家香江,重拾航运,闯荡大马,艰辛办厂。
抗美援朝,物资匮乏,求货海外,转运故乡。
新船先河,命之母名,创立大南,船过万邦。
自学日语,打通文障,南下星岛,建楼夷壤。
联手鹤年,大马建厂,危难之际,接手泰航。
协助费老,中马建交,家国情怀,着实可章。
改革开放,率先回乡,投资实业,连接沪港。
促亚船协,永驻星岛,常任秘书,中国人当。
香港局势,揪心不已,先生余愿,航运荣港。
办学促教,勤学资养,亚洲崛起,一代船王。

先生功绩,罄笔难书,先生品德,何止天长。
先生学识,深如江海,先生智慧,灿若华章。
余学不力,幸得纳聘,从十二年,不吝赐导。
得窥一二,受用终生,耳面一纪,三生无忘。

呜呼哀哉,我傅已往,呜呼哀哉,百酸搅肠。
呜呼哀哉,天地同哀,呜呼哀哉,伏惟尚飨。
临丧大号,决裂肝胆,先生驾鹤,去而不亡。
师名之垂,星斗之光,唯愿来生,继追光芒。

徒弟符晓敬挽。
 

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