About us

Who we are

For more than 60 years, the Stolt-Nielsen name has been synonymous with delivering exceptional services in bulk-liquid logistics, distribution and high-quality aquaculture products.

We are the world’s largest operator of sophisticated chemical tankers, a global provider of safe storage services for bulk liquids, and the leading provider of door-to-door transportation services for bulk-liquid chemicals and food-grade products. We are also pioneers in high-tech sustainable seafood production and investors in LNG shipping and distribution opportunities.

Making modern life possible

Our services and the chemicals and bulk liquids we transport, store and deliver for our customers help to fulfil the demands of our daily lives.

Stolt-Nielsen at a glance

Australia

Established: 1969
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 26

Brazil

Established: 1976
Operations:
Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 127

China

Established: 1994
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 152

India

Established: 1977
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 44

Japan

Established: 1963
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 94 (+ 37 STC depots)

Netherlands

Established: 2005
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 400

Singapore

Established: 1970
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 189

South Africa

Established: 1997
Operations: Chemical Parcel Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 4

Taiwan

Established: 1989
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 22 (+ 13 STC depot)

United Arab Emirates

Established: 1999
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 18

England

Established: 1982
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals, Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 120

Scotland

Established: 2021
Operations: Stolt Tankers
Total employees: 10

France

Established: 1987 (Stolt Sea Farm), 1997 (Stolt Tank Containers)
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers, Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 53

Italy

Established: 1997
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 7

Germany

Established: 2008
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 4

Spain

Established: 1985
Operations: Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 329

Philippines

Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Employees: 250

Portugal

Established: 1993
Operations: Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 15

Norway

Established: 1963
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 12

Iceland

Established: 2013
Operations: Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 15

USA

Established: 1959
Operations: Stolt-Nielsen, Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers, Stolthaven Terminals, Stolt Sea Farm
Total employees: 506

Mexico

Established: 2000
Operations:
Stolt Tankers, Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 1

Colombia

Established: 2008
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 12

Argentina

Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 5

New Zealand

Established: 2011
Operations: Stolthaven Terminals
Total employees: 10

Thailand

Established: 2010
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 59

Vietnam

Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 1

Saudi Arabia

Established: 2009
Operations: Stolt Tank Containers
Total employees: 12

1959
Stolt-Nielsen established
6,553

employees

30
countries
4
Global businesses

Our values

Stolt-Nielsen has four core values that we call The Stolt Way. This shapes the way we do business and reflects the principles we have committed to since the Company began.

Commit to go further

We always look to do better and achieve more

Collaborate for success

Working together we are stronger

Act pragmatically

We are clear and straightforward in everything we do

Create solutions

We find new ideas and make them work

We cannot and will not stand still... We need to be the first to identify new technologies and trends, the best at implementing them and – most importantly – be the best at getting the full benefits.

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen CEO

Stolt-Nielsen's committed leadership

Great people and inspirational leaders are central to success in every Stolt-Nielsen business​. We encourage innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement. We seek new opportunities to grow our businesses and develop our people so that we can provide the best-possible service and products to our customers, deliver growing, long-term returns to our shareholders and ensure the continued success of our company.

Meet our leadership team

Leading the way in emerging industries

Starting in 1959, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen built three companies that were to lead the way in the dynamic, emerging shipping and logistics industries. He invented the modern parcel tanker, built a leading offshore services company and pioneered the sustainable aquaculture industry.

Our history