Stolt Tankers operates the world’s largest and most sophisticated ﬂeet of chemical and parcel tankers. ST’s assets are deployed globally, with over 70 deep-sea ships that are seamlessly integrated with regional ﬂeets in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean; with coastal ﬂeets in Asia; and with inland barging services in Europe and the U.S. Gulf.
This unrivalled coverage not only gives customers access to the quality and reliability for which Stolt Tankers is well known, but also the ﬂexibility to adjust to the often-changing demands of dynamic global supply chains.
With global manufacturing weak overall and pressure on bottom lines throughout the industry, efﬁciency is a focus for both ST and its customers. By leveraging synergies with Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers, ST increasingly works collaboratively with its customers to create unique, integrated transportation and storage solutions for the world’s premier manufacturers and users of chemicals and other bulk liquids.
Tanker Trading consists of the Chartering and Ship Operations teams at Stolt Tankers Our Chartering team provides global commercial management services for the Stolt Tankers fleet. Recognised throughout the industry for leadership, experience and dedication to customer service, our Chartering department is available to customers 24/7 through our worldwide network of offices.
Our Ship Operations team works closely with Chartering to ensure that each voyage is meticulously organised down to the last detail. Ship operators at Stolt Tankers receive extensive in-house training in order to meet our standards of performance. As with our Chartering team, our global Operations team is widely acknowledged as being among the industry’s best. Our ship operators help to coordinate almost every facet of a voyage, from loading and discharging to port calls, from transshipments and bunkering to tank cleaning and weather routing. By ensuring that the ships are fully prepared for the cargoes that have been fixed for them, and by serving as the coordinator for critical communication taking place among our Ship Owning and Chartering groups, as well as third-party owners, agents, our ship-management teams and, of course, customers, Ship Operations ensures that each voyage proceeds smoothly and in line with the expectations of both our customers and Stolt Tankers.
Stolt Tankers’ Ship Owning division provides technical-management services for all ships in the fleet, ensuring that our fleet meets or exceeds the rigorous standards set by our customers, classification societies, flag authorities and by Stolt Tankers itself. All of the key functions in Ship Owning—safety and marine services, crewing, fleet management, risk and insurance, vetting, newbuilding and technical projects—work in unison toward this goal.
We manage most of our ships throughout their complete life cycle, from design specification, through construction, operational life, dry-docking, midlife modernisation, life extensions and, ultimately, recycling. This approach allows us to achieve standards of operation, maintenance and repair well above industry averages. In addition to managing ships owned by Stolt Tankers, we also manage ships for third-party owners and provide assistance in quality assurance for third-party ship managers who manage Stolt Tankers-operated ships.
Ship Owning carefully monitors new developments and research in the field of ship management and ship hardware. Our ships frequently serve as test beds for new equipment and systems and we encourage our personnel to challenge existing procedures. Through this process of constant innovation we ensure that Stolt Tankers remains at the forefront of the industry and the constantly changing demands that are placed upon us, particularly with respect to safety and environmental performance. Please find our environmental policy here.
Ship Owning’s key areas of responsibility are:
- Meeting or exceeding the constantly rising standards of health, safety and environmental protection
- Maintaining the highest levels of quality for our assets
- Meeting or exceeding all customer requirements and applicable regulations
- Manning of the ships
- Monitoring, initiating and participating in industry innovation
- Project management (i.e., newbuildings, acquisitions, conversions and retrofitting of equipment)
- Purchasing and logistics for the ships
Ownership engenders pride, and pride drives performance. Our Ship Owning division is committed to ensuring that the assets we manage meet or exceed the highest standards demanded by customers, regulators, classification societies and the industry at large.