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 Nibhat Bhukkanasut on August 15, 2019
I am deeply sadden to hear the passing of Frank Tsao, a true and steadfast friend of Thailand. Frank was instrumental in promoting Unithai as the Thai flagship carrier and the Unithai Shipyard as key investments in the Thai maritime industry. I have also personally benefitted from his kindness in imparting his valuable advice and support in my tenure with Unithai.
Posted by Henry Zuo on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家人:

    惊闻曹文锦先生仙逝,深感悲痛,我们谨代表招商局集团,向曹文锦先生的逝世表示沉痛的哀悼,向先生的家属表示诚挚的慰问。
    曹文锦先生是世界级航运巨子,是华人工商界的杰出楷模。曹先生毕生致力于航运事业发展,一生睿智进取、成就卓著,在全球航运界和商界享有极高声望。得益于曹先生的卓越领导和鼎力支持,万邦集团与招商局集团长期以来友好合作、交往甚笃。对此,我们深切感怀,永久铭记。
    漫漫天涯,写不尽我们对先生的缅怀;无尽海疆,激励万邦集团和招商局集团共同为人类幸福不断打拼。
    曹文锦先生万古!

                   招商局集团有限公司
                     董事长 李建红
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
尊敬的新加坡万邦集团主席
曹慰德先生:
    惊悉令尊逝世,深致哀悼,望节哀顺变。
    令尊一生敢为人先、大智大勇,筹建万邦集团并创造了一个
又一个发展奇迹。令尊爱国爱乡、兼济天下,为祖国大陆及整个
亚洲的航运业发展、海事教育和研究、中外文化交流做出了巨大
的贡献。苏州工业园区和万邦集团精诚合作必将持续、良好友谊
必将升华。曹老先生之人格风范,久为我们所敬仰;曹老先生之
卓越贡献,将为我们所铭记。
    谨向您及您的家属表示深切的哀悼和诚挚的慰问。

                                       中共苏州市委常委
                                        苏州工业园区工委书记
                                        吴庆文
                                       2019年8月13日
Posted by Bernard Tan on August 15, 2019
Tan Sri Frank Tsao was the Founding Chairman of the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) at the National University of Singapore. I was privileged to serve under his Chairmanship as the Director of CMS. He was indeed a giant of the Maritime industry. My deepest condolences to his family.
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹老先生子女及亲属们:
     惊悉曹文锦先生辞世,深感悲痛,专电致唁,并慰哀衷。
     曹文锦先生是苏州国际贸易中心有限公司的创始人之
一, 国贸中心成立二十多年来,一直关心公司的成长,为国
贸中心的发展做出了贡献。特别是2011年以来,曹文锦先生
花费大量精力,与我们一道,推动国贸中心完善治理结构、
明晰资产权属、理清发展思路,在这期间,我们与曹文锦先
生结下了深厚的友谊。我们谨向曹文锦先生的辞世表示沉痛
的哀悼,向其亲属表示亲切慰问,望节哀顺变。
     曹文锦先生千古!
                                苏州文化旅游发展集团有限公司
                                       2019年8年14日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019

曹老先生子女及亲属:

     惊闻曹文锦老先生辞世,不胜哀恸。曹文锦老先生生前
一直关心公司的发展,为公司的发展尽心尽力,老先生的辞
世是公司最大的损失。兹特致唁电,表达公司及全体同仁沉
痛的哀悼,并向亲属表示深切的慰问,还望亲属节哀顺变!

    特电慰问。

                               苏州国际贸易中心有限公司
                                 2019年8月13日

                  
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家人:
    惊悉香港万邦航运前主席曹文锦先生不幸逝世。本委怀
着无比沉痛的心情对先生的高去表示最沉痛的哀悼,向先生
的亲属及公司同仁致以最深切的慰问。
    曹文锦先生有着深厚的家国情怀,在自身事业发展壮大
的同时不忘回报故土、桑梓,上世纪90年代开始,先生顺
应国家改革开放大势,来到内地大量投资兴业,在苏州也多
有布局,与苏州市国资国企也有良好的合作。为苏州经济社
会发展作出了积极的贡献。
    望家属节哀,愿先生安息!
                                        苏州市国资委
Posted by Edwin Cheng on August 15, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mr Frank Tsao Wen King.

Mr Tsao enthusiastically supported the development of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Faculty of Business. He was also a long-standing friend and trusted advisor to our logistics and maritime studies community and a generous benefactor to our Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre. We will surely miss the presence of this respected entrepreneur and great philanthropist.

May our condolences bring the Tsao family consolation and may the soul of Mr Tsao rest in everlasting peace.


Edwin Cheng
Dean, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
    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1945年毕业于上海圣约翰大学经济系,是香港五大华资大船东之一,前香港船东会主席,万邦航运集团创办人,被誉为“世界航运界巨子”。他一生精勤不倦、待人谦诚、襟怀坦荡,为航运事业发展倾注了毕生心血,作出了突出贡献。曹文锦先生心系海事教育,在我校捐建万邦文锦报告厅,并设立专项助学金支持学生发展,为我国航运人才培养贡献了重要力量。
    曹文锦先生的不幸逝世,是国际航运界的重大损失,我们与业界同仁为失去这样一位杰出的企业家而深感惋惜、深表哀悼!
    谨此致唁!
                                                  大连海事大学
                                                  2019年8月13日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
    惊闻曹文锦老先生去世的噩耗,上海国际航运研究中心全体同仁悲痛不已,航运界失去了一位巨擘级企业家,我们失去了一位令人尊敬的长者!曹老先生对研究中心的大力支持我们没齿难忘,对合作成立的沪港国际航运研发与交流中心给予了帮助和指导,对年轻研究人员的谆谆教导言犹在耳,一代船王的回忆录还摆在我们的案头,曹老先生留下的精神财富,我们会永远学习和铭记。愿曹老先生安息,一路走好!

                                     上海国际航运研究中心全体同仁泣拜
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
万邦集团:
     惊悉香港船王、航运界巨子,香港万邦集团董事长、香港港口及航运局航运委员会主席曹文锦先生因病逝世,深表悲痛!
     曹文锦先生非常关心和支持大连的经济社会发展,于2006年,在大连投资兴建长兴岛码头,成立了长兴岛港口有限公司,同年被大连市人民政府授予荣誉市民称号。曹文锦老先生平易谦虚、生活简朴、严谨求实,爱国爱港、一生正气、胸怀博大,给我们留下了深刻的印象。
     大连市海外联谊会全体理事深切缅怀曹文锦先生,并向其家属致以诚挚的慰问。

     曹文锦先生千古!
                                             大连市海外联谊会
                                               2019年8月13日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生亲属:

  惊悉曹文锦先生仙逝,我校师生无比悲痛,谨致以沉痛的哀悼。
  曹文锦先生一生为航运事业鞠躬精粹,慷慨资助我校航海和船舶教育,为航海、船舶事业发展作出了杰出的贡献。曹文锦先生的不幸去世是国际航业界的损失,亦让我们痛失了一位孜孜不倦关心我校发展的前辈。
   我校党委书记陈松华、校长吴中平,代表全校师生并以个人名义,谨向曹文锦先生的逝世表示最深切的哀悼,并对他家人致以诚挚的慰问。
   值此哀痛之际,祈请先生亲属节哀顺变。

                     浙江国际海运职业技术学院
                        2019年8月13日
Posted by Hui Ma on August 15, 2019
曹慰德先生
曹文锦先生家属
万邦集团

惊悉曹老先生不幸驾鹤西去,不胜哀痛。曹老先生一生经历风云变幻、弄潮航运,功高德劭、风范永存,为吾辈学习、敬仰之典范。悲恸之情,溢于言表。

愿老先生之创业精神永远照拂万邦、照拂华人航运界。
原老先生在天之灵安息。

航运界网
Beyond Shipping Pte Ltd
全体人员
Posted by Jipeng Xu on August 15, 2019
惊悉曹文锦先生仙逝,噩耗传来,公司全体员工顷接讣告,不胜伤悼!
先生是航运界的一代风云人物,一生对航运事业做出了不可磨灭的贡献;
先生情系中国航海教育事业,倾注心血于长城内外大江南北,为中国航运培养栋梁人才数以万计,实乃航运之先驱和领袖。
先生的逝世犹如巨星陨落,天地同哀。
我们将秉承先生的遗志,继续发扬万邦航运文化,为集团航运事业贡献力量!
愿老先生一路走好,家人们节哀珍重。
         万邦船舶管理(上海)有限公司
         青岛兴亚国际海事服务有限公司
         舟山(万邦)液货运输培训有限公司
            敬挽
Posted by Yoshio Miwa on August 15, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Frank Wen King Tsao, a great person. He will be greatly missed.

Yoshio Miwa
Former Senior Managing Director of Hitachi Zosen
On behalf of all his friends at Hitachi, since the early 1960's


Posted by Shawn Er on August 15, 2019
I am saddened to hear about your lost. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Tsao family and the wider IMC family. Please accept my condolences at this sad time.

-Shawn Er, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Posted by Jing Zhang on August 15, 2019
悼曹文锦先生

故土百年世事艰
波涛深处长行船
驭浪犹余智慧在
德泽后辈更谦谦

曾有机缘,数次就教于先生,对老人家之谦逊、好学、多思,极为敬佩。印象至深的,是2007年聆听先生,先生对即将到来的全球危机,已妥有应对,并细论自己的过往经验和分析判断。先生之才学勤勉,一人即是一个研究部。先生致力于在海事学校设立研究中心,推动行业发展,奖掖新人。先生智慧莫大焉,却谦谦君子,极富古风,惟可仰望。

晚辈张静敬挽
Posted by Rothschild Zhang on August 15, 2019
曹慰德先生并曹文锦先生家属:

沉痛惊悉曹文锦老先生驾鹤仙游,万分心痛!

曹老先生是德高望重、成就卓著的华人航运巨擘和企业家。他毕生致力于发展航运,发展实业,曹老作为香港“四大船王”之一,是吾辈80后学习之楷模,作为中国大陆航运船舶媒体的从业人员,我们无数次在各种航运传奇里见到过曹老的航运精神。

曹老先生毕生致力于航运事业,成就斐然,深受业界赞誉。
曹老老先生是深受我们尊敬的航运前辈,他将永远活在我们心中。

曹老先生,一路走好!!

张闳斐
Seaway海事新闻
2019-8-15
Posted by CHUNHUI ZHU on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生亲属:
    惊悉曹文锦先生不幸与世长辞,深感哀恸。
    作为一代“船王”,曹文锦先生为推动中国航运事业的发展做出了不可磨灭的贡献。他的逝世是航运界的巨大损失。
    曹文锦先生是中远海运集团的老朋友,曾于2005至2008年在原中国远洋控股股份有限公司担任独立董事一职。在此期间,曹文锦先生为中远海运的发展提出了诸多宝贵的建议,是中远海运事业的见证者。曹文锦先生的远见卓识以及务实进取的精神令我们感到由衷的钦佩。
    我谨对曹文锦先生的辞世表示深切哀悼,并向其亲属致以诚挚慰问。
    曹文锦先生千古!

                                 中国远洋海运集团有限集团公司
                                         董事长 许立荣
Posted by Peggy Kan on August 15, 2019
We would like to express our deepest sorrow at the passing of Mr. Frank Tsao. 

As our Association's founder and former Chairman, Mr Tsao spared no efforts in enhancing the status of the shipping industry, as well as getting government and community recognition of the contribution of the sector to the Hong Kong economy.

Mr Tsao 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 all of us.

Our sincere condolences to Mr Tsao’s family. We will miss him greatly.

Jack Hsu
Chairman, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
Posted by Wenling Chen on August 15, 2019
驚悉曹文錦先生因病逝世,震悼殊深。
曹文錦先生是香港一代華人船王、香港五大華資船東之一萬邦集團創始人,航運界的風雲人物,也是華人工商界的巨擘級企業家。先生睿智賢達、緊跟時代、勤勉務實、成就卓著,在整個職業生涯中,曹文錦先生對於促進航運業的發展,推動航運教育與研究都做出了巨大貢獻。
曹文錦先生情系故鄉,積極參與祖國的發展建設,先生的愛國熱情也激勵着中國企業家為中國發展努力奮鬥。
在此,我們謹代表廣船國際有限公司對曹文錦先生的逝世表示沉痛哀悼,並向曹文錦先生的親屬表示深切慰問。
曹文錦先生千古!
               
                         廣船國際有限公司
                   陳忠前 董事長、陳激 總經理                          
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
新加坡万邦集团:
 
    惊悉贵集团创始人曹文锦先生与世长辞,不胜悲痛。曹先生一生勤勉、果敢务实,一直致力于航运事业发展、航运人才培养,被誉为“香港一代华人船王”、华人工商界巨擎级企业家,在全球航运界享有极高的威望。万邦集团在连云港港口合作建设的3 0万吨级矿石码头等项目,为提升东方大港能级、服务区域协调发展做出了重要贡献。
    我们为失去这样一位卓越的航运界前辈而深感痛惜,谨此表示沉痛悼念,并请转达对曹先生家属的亲切慰问,希节哀保重。
                                        连云港港口控股集团有限公司
                                              2019年8月14日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家人:
     惊悉香港万邦航运前主席曹文锦先生不幸逝世,本会怀着无比沉痛的心情对先生的离去表示最沉痛的哀悼,向先生的亲属及公司同仁致以最深切的慰问。
曹文锦先生早年投身航运界,凭借超人的战略眼光和卓越的经营管理能力,使得万邦航运迅速成为香港航运界的重要力量和世界航运界的生力军,先生本人也跻身香港四大船王之列。此后,先生敏锐地捕捉各种商机,不断拓展商业版图,在货运、食品及建材工业和房地产等业务领域多有建树,为上世纪香港经济的腾飞做出了重要贡献。
     曹文锦先生有着深厚的家国情怀,在自身事业发展壮大的同时不忘回报故土、桑梓。早在上世纪70年代,先生推动航运行政人才培训计划,帮助国家培养航运人才。90年代开始,先生顺应国家改革开放大势,来到内地大量投资兴业,在我们苏州也多有布局,为国家经济发展和现代化建设做出了不可磨灭的贡献。
     望家属节哀,愿先生安息!
                                               苏州海外联谊会
                                               2019年8月14日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹慰德主席并众亲属:
    惊悉令尊曹文锦先生溘然长逝,不胜悲恸!
    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集团公司,为国际航运界所钦佩景仰。改革开放之初,令尊怀抱着满腔爱国热忱,率先在内地订船,为中国船舶工业开启走向世界的大门,为当时内地造船市场注入了生机活力,为中国船舶工业发展做出了重要贡献。作为香港船东会前任主席,令尊积极推动加强香港与内地造船与航运企业交流合作,至今为我们所感念。
    曹文锦先生学识渊博、诚恳热情,远见卓识。多年前我与令尊交流航运业与船舶工业战略发展思路的场景仍历历在目,十分钦佩他对航运事业的热忱,赞赏他勇往直前的人格魅力。
     斯人已逝,精神永存。我们愿与万邦集团不断深化合作,共同传承令尊为代表的航运界先辈遗愿,共同创造航运业及船舶工业的美好未来。
     请您和家人节哀顺便,保重身体。
     曹文锦先生千古!
                                    中国船舶重工集团有限公司
                                         董事长   胡问鸣
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
万邦集团:

    惊悉曹文锦先生仙逝,我公司不胜震惊!万分悲痛!深表哀悼!
    曹文锦先生是著名的华人企业家、香港一代华人船王、万邦集团创始人、散货经营之神、华人航运巨擘,他一生奋斗在航运事业,成就卓越,并率先实行了航运行政人才培训计划。为帮助中国培养航运人才,先后在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,求取和培养优秀人才。万邦集团与我公司合资合作的30万吨级矿石码头,为提升东方大港能级作出了重要贡献。今曹文锦先生遽然西归,于万邦集团失去了一位英明的老领导,于航运界更是失去了一位卓越的老前辈!
    兹特致唁电,表示沉痛哀悼,并请转达对曹文锦先生家人的诚挚慰问!恳切期望曹文锦先生家人节哀顺变,保重身体!

    曹文锦先生永垂不朽!


                                    江苏新苏港投资发展有限公司
                                       二〇一九年八月十四日
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
万邦泛亚(中国)企业管理有限公司:

    惊悉万邦集团创始人曹文锦先生于2019年8月12日在新加坡逝世,谨表深切哀悼和怀念。
    曹文锦先生是国际航运界一代风云人物,对国际航运界作出了不可磨灭的贡献。他的一生是传奇的一生,也是让我们景仰和敬佩的一生,先生的离世,使我们失去了一位仁厚的长者。
    我公司全体同仁悲痛哀悼先生,并请向亲属转达我们的真挚慰问。

    曹文锦先生千古!
 
                                             北方万邦物流有限公司
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家属:
    惊悉曹文锦老先生不幸逝世,不胜哀恸、深感惋惜。在此,我谨以个人的名义对曹老先生的逝世致以沉痛的哀悼并向曹老先生的家人表示诚挚的慰问。
    曹老先生是大连人民的老朋友,多年来关注大连、热爱大连,为大连市的经济社会发展做出积极贡献。2006年5月,在我任大连市市长期间,授予曹老先生大连市荣誉公民称号。而今,我为失去一位老朋友而感到痛心。
    再次对曹老先生的逝世表示沉痛的哀悼,并请家属节哀顺变。

                                              曹老先生的老朋友
                                              大连市前市长
                                              夏德仁
                                              2019年8月14日
Posted by Shunju Wang on August 15, 2019
     突闻曹文锦先生驾鹤仙游,我与远洋大亚全体同事不胜惊惶和悲恸。先生一生勤谨,志向宏远兼经历传奇、得高望重又泽被万邦,更对远洋大亚有孵化、哺育、教养之恩。
     先生初心不改、情系中华,不遗余力地致力于祖国航运事业的发展。先生与青岛、与远洋大亚的深厚情结,我们历历在目。往昔有幸聆听先生教诲,亦犹在昨日。念兹在兹,我们亦将秉承先生遗志,高举航运旗帜,再谱发展华章!
     先生西去,日月失光;先生福泽,历久弥长!
     谨以本人及远洋大亚全体同仁一腔悲痛,向先生的逝世致以最沉痛的哀悼,向先生的亲属表示诚挚的慰问。
     先生万古!


                                      青岛远洋大亚物流有限公司
                                           总经理 王顺举 
Posted by Lilis Halim on August 15, 2019
Dear Fred & family,

Please kindly accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father Tan Sri Frank Tsao, the founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group.
May your father find himself in a Peaceful and Happy place ever after.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

Sincerely,
Lilis Halim & Hartadi (Hin)
PSS
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹慰德先生:

    惊悉曹文锦老先生逝世,深感悲痛!曹老先生是一代宗师,为人楷模,令人敬佩!请代为转达我本人对曹老先生的深切哀悼!愿老人家一路走好,愿家人们节哀顺变!

李进
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家属
曹慰德先生

沉痛惊悉曹文锦先生不幸驾鹤西去,万分心痛!
文锦先生畢生致力于航运事业,成就裴然,深受业界赞誉。
文锦老先生是深受我们尊敬的亲宻前辈,他將永远活在我们心中。
呜呼哀哉,伏唯尚飨!
文锦先生,一路走好!!

钱永昌敬輓
Posted by Anqi Hwang on August 15, 2019
得知曹文錦老先生仙遊,万分哀悼,您老人家一路走好,家人节哀順変,您的慈容永留世間。
                    
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹慰德主席:
 
    惊悉挚友曹文锦先生不幸驾鹤西去,犹如晴天霹雳,心痛万分。文锦先生与我曾同任中远集团独立董事,交往甚深,我对他的行业经验和人品学识深感佩服,他是华人航运业的骄傲,今文锦先生遽然西归,世界航运界失去了一位重要领袖,于我失去了一位亲密挚友。兹特致唁电,表示沉痛的哀悼,并向您及文锦先生家属表示深切的慰问!
 
                                                      李泊溪敬挽
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
曹文锦先生家属:
 
    惊悉挚友曹文锦先生不幸仙逝,大出意外,不胜伤悼。回顾往事,我与文锦先生常交谈甚欢,对许多问题的看法都有共鸣,可谓心心相惜,今挚友驾鹤西去,我心沉痛,天地同哀。特电致唁,并慰哀衷,忘家属节哀珍重!
 
                                                 国务院发展研究中心
                                                      王慧炯
Posted by Agus Haryanto on August 15, 2019
Assalamu'alaikum wr wb,

Turut berduka cita atas meninggalnya bapak tsao frank, semoga segala amal ibadahnya diterima disisi Nya dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberi kesabaran.

Perjuangan beliau dalam dunia maritim akan terus membahana keseluruh dunia khususnya asia tenggara.


Selamat jalan bapak tsao yang terhormat


Terimakasih

Salam

Agus Haryanto
Posted by IMC IG CHINA on August 15, 2019
尊敬的曹慰德先生:

    惊悉曹文锦老先生12日于新加坡因病离世,享年高寿。我及夫人邢远揚、女儿李潇深表沉痛哀悼。先父乃航运巨子,业界领袖,华人骄傲。巨星陨落,天地同哀。思忆所及,往事历历,情深意重。望慰德全家节哀珍重。
        
                                                      李科浚
Posted by Michael Zhao on August 15, 2019
Fred 并家人:
老先生不幸离世,我代表全家人向你们慰问。
几天前的一天早晨,不知什么原因想起曹老先生,想他依然健在。没想到之后就听到了这个噩耗,非常伤心和遗憾老先生的驾鹤西去。

深深的怀念老先生,怀念在万邦北京工作期间得到老先生教导和对人生,工作,生活的耳语目染。我会永远想念他,为他祈祷 ,愿老先生一路走好,早日升入西方极乐世界,得解脱。
   
   

愿你们全家人节哀顺变,祝一切顺利!

赵新忠并家人在上海致意
Posted by Pairat Tivakornpannarai on August 15, 2019
Please kindly accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Tan Sri Frank Tsao, The Founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Tsao’s family. May God give you the comfort and peace during the difficult time and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Tan Sri Frank Tsao is a much respected and such a legend in the shipping industry. In recognition of his decades long philanthropic contributions and public service, he will always be in our memory forever.

With our full respect and wish him rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Pairat Tivakornpannarai
Managing Director, Unithai Group
Posted by GERARDO DE LA GARZA on August 14, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt sorrow and condolences. Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life before he went to rest in eternal salvation. 
We truly believe that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on!

Un abrazo!

Gerardo
Posted by Amarjit Hari on August 14, 2019
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Amarjit Singh and Family .
Posted by EVa Zhou on August 15, 2019
黯悉曹文锦先生的辞世,我们深怀哀悼。曹文锦先生一生传奇,纵横航运界六十载。他是香港最年轻的世界级船王,更被誉为“散货经营之神”。先生曾在自传中说,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。先生的家族富过五代,亦是华人家族企业传承的典范。如今先生驾鹤西去,其精神长存人心。目送,先生远去。铭记,先生精神。希望所有的传奇都能通过传承,永远被传颂。

《家族企业》杂志全体同仁 恭敬

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tan Sri Frank Tsao. He has been a legend in the business world. His family wealth and family culture have succeeded over five generations. The glory will continue. His Spirit will endure. Our deepest condolences to the whole Tsao family. May our prayer ease the pain of this loss.

China Family Business Review
Posted by SY Tai on August 14, 2019
Tan Sri Frank Tsao will forever leave a deep impression in my heart. I treasure the memory of his words of wisdom, his unspoken yet expressed appreciation and care of others, his keen attention to details ... it is an honour to have had the chance to know and learn from a man with such wisdom. 

To Fred, Calvin, Mary Ann, Cheryd and the Tsao Family, no words can take away the pain of the loss of a family member. Can only share words that served to comfort me in times of my own grief, and hope it will bring some comfort to you all in your time of grief:

“Death leaves a heart no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal”

In everlasting memory of Tan Sri Frank Tsao, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Deepest condolences, Sook Yee
Posted by Julie Ng on August 14, 2019
It was with great sadness that we received of the demise of a great man and a dear friend, Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-king, We owe a great debt to Frank, he was instrumental in the inception of ASF in 1992 (now ASA), which, under his leadership and exemplary devotion, established its permanently based in Singapore in 2007. 

Today, thanks to Frank, Asian shipowners have ASA as a solid platform to engage and interact with other world players at international forums and meetings, where decisions are made that continually impact every economy.

Tan Sri Frank Tsao’s memories shall live on in ASA, his dedication and contributions will always be examples to us all. You are gone but will never be forgotten, dear friend, may you rest in peace. 

Chairmen, Sec-Gens & Members,
Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA).
Posted by Jenny Darroch on August 14, 2019
Dear Fred and family,

We are very sorry to learn of the passing of your father Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen King.

As we have deepened our friendship with you, Fred, we have come to better appreciate the importance of family and family legacy.

Your father followed Peter Drucker's principles in that he paid attention to what he did too and for society. He left his imprint on the world by shaping the growth of the maritime industry and, through his impactful philanthropic activities, made a positive difference to society. His influence will endure.

Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Jenny Darroch
Dean of the Drucker School of Management
Posted by Nixon Chung on August 14, 2019
To the well respected Tan Sri Frank Tsao whom I have learnt a lot during my tenure with IMC Group. Your smile, shrewd business acumen and social responsible spirit taught us the importance of purpose and not profit. My condolences to Tsao’s family, especially my ex boss, Frederick Tsao.
Posted by Su-Ming Low on August 14, 2019
Tansri Frank Tsao made a fond & lasting impression when he participated at the FBN summit of 2010 Beyond Three Generations - Myth or Reality. His generosity in parting with his wealth of experiences in family business speaks volumes of his wisdom as patriach of the Tsao family.
My deepest Condolences to Frederick, Mary Ann, Calvin and Cheryd.




Posted by Vincent Wang on August 14, 2019
惊闻噩耗,悲伤难忍!在曹老先生身边工作10多年,深受教诲,培养,关爱,感恩不尽!

老先生愿您走好,安息!愿家人节哀顺变!我在心中永远铭记您的教导,怀念您!

王义庆(Vincent Wang)
Posted by Johnben Loy on August 14, 2019
I had the wonderful privilege of having had him join us on the "Founders and Successors" presentation and discussion at Family Business Network Asia in 2010. His clarity of thought and insight on business and family was greatly cherished by all who were there. He leaves a legacy not only for family, but for communities and nations.

My deepest condolences to the whole Tsao family and clan for this sad loss. May Tan Sri Frank find himself in a peaceful and joyous place ever after, and the family continue on the legacy of making a difference in business families around the world.
Posted by Ruth Yeoh on August 14, 2019
Dear Fred, Mary-Anne and Family,
Sincere condolences and may God be with and comfort You and Your Family.
God Bless,
Ruth, Ken & Family
Posted by Martin Rowe on August 14, 2019
Tan Sri Mr Frank Tsao was an undoubted titan of the shipping industry. Far more than that he was a gentleman of immense vision, intellect and unparalleled generosity. He was kind and patient even with the humblest of those seeking answers, his depth of wisdom was simply breath-taking. We are all the poorer for Mr Frank Tsao's passing. The Tsao family are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Martin P. Rowe , Managing Director Clarksons Platou Asia Hong Kong 

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