Stolthaven Singapore scores a 'Dow top terminal award' hat-trick

Stolthaven Terminals' Singapore facility has won the Dow SEA S4TAR award for terminals for the third year in a row.

Dow Chemicals established the S4TAR SEA (South East Asia) programme to enhance collaboration with its logistics services partners in the region and recognise strong performance in safety, service, sustainability and social responsibility.  

Stolthaven Singapore underwent a thorough assessment by Dow and scored highly in all four areas, however General Manager Chek Chai Foo says there were two in which they showed particular strength: "Dow rated our service as consistently good and reliable and this was further enhanced through our electronic data interchange project with them. We also scored much higher on sustainability than the three runners-up. This is due to our many local sustainability initiatives, including green terminal transportation." 

As part of this programme, Stolthaven Singapore has purchased pre-owned electric golf buggies (pictured above) that a nearby golf club was planning to dispose of and is using them to transport larger equipment around the terminal. Refurbished bicycles are the main mode of transport for people around the terminal (and most other Stolthaven facilities), which are environmentally friendly and also keep employees healthy. And in 2022, Stolthaven Singapore stopped using disposable plastic cutlery and utensils onsite. 

"Winning this award three years in a row demonstrates our commitment to safety, customer service, sustainability and social responsibility," says Foo. "We have a dedicated and passionate team that strives for continuous improvement in Dow’s four evaluation categories because we also believe that they are essential for optimising our business, the services we provide to customers and the relationships we build with them and the community at large.  

“Congratulations and thank you to everyone, including our colleagues from the global team and other shared functions, who have contributed to this achievement." 

Stolthaven Santos in Brazil and Stolthaven Moerdijk in the Netherlands also recently won Dow awards for performance in safety, service and sustainability.