Stolt-Nielsen Limited is an equal opportunity employer. The professional development and personal growth of our employees are vital to our success. The company encourages employees to maximise their potential and has in place specific programmes to train and develop employees both ashore and at sea.

Our goal is to provide the tools and rewards that inspire employees to continuously improve themselves, our business and the relationships that support it. Programmes offered by the operating units of Stolt-Nielsen Limited include:

  •  Cross-departmental and cross-business exposure, including transfers, secondments and short-term projects;
  •  Advanced management training;
  •  Job and skills training;
  •  Safety training;
  •  Continuing education programmes, including tuition assistance;
  •  Free onboard Wi-Fi internet access for three hours a day, which enables seafarers to stay in close contact with loved ones.

The fair treatment and welfare of seafarers is a concern of many both inside and outside our industry. All of Stolt-Nielsen’s ships operate with valid International Transport Workers’ Federation Union (ITF) agreements (Collective Bargaining Agreements) for all seafarers on board. In addition, we operate in conformance with the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Compliance is verified through Port State Control and Flag Sate inspections. In addition, Stolt Tankers’ compliance with MLC standards is fully documented within the division’s Ship Management System. Further vetting takes place during routine on-board inspections as part of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum/Chemical Distribution Institute (OCIMF/CDI) vetting regime and in-office reviews conducted as part of the OCIMF’s Tanker Management &Self-Assessment process. Additional vetting takes place during periodic International Safety Management (ISM) audits carried out by the world’s largest ship classification society DNV GL, on behalf of the Flag States.

Stolt-Nielsen Limited takes pride in the low turnover and high retention of sea staff, many of whom choose to pursue long-term careers with Stolt, recognising that we are a safe, reliable and high quality industrial shipper dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers for the long term.