Ship of the Year

Welcome to Ship of the Year

At Stolt Tankers our commitment to excellence in performance and zero harm for people and the environment is at the forefront of how we run our operations.

The Ship of the Year (SOTY) competition is an important measure of our progress towards this goal.

In 2006, Stolt Tankers launched a competition to identify the ‘best of the best’ across its entire fleet. Each year the winner and runners-up receive a donation to the ship’s communal onboard welfare fund. The aim of SOTY is to recognise excellence and raise standards across the organisation. Ships and crew are assessed on a range of performance criteria covering safety, port state and customer inspections, audit results, off-hire, claims and cost-efficiency.

The competition is ultimately a celebration of the hard work, dedication and strict adherence to health and safety procedures that go into serving our customers and that are practiced by our crew every day. 

One Winning Team: Ship of the Year 2018

Watch Stolt Capability's documentary One Winning Team1. Their story continues in these supplementary videos: Delivering a quality service, A reliable partner and Our flexible approach

Recent winners

Year First place Second place Third place
20211 Stolt Span Stolt Vision Stolt Courage, Stolt Efficiency and Stolt Sea
20201 Stolt Renge and Stolt Yuri  Stolt Capability, Stolt Innovation and Stolt Quetzal Stolt Jaeger, Stolt Sea, Stolt Sequoia and Stolt Sycamore
20191 Stolt Capability   Stolt Inspiration Stolt Sagaland
2018 Stolt Capability   Stolt Inspiration Stolt Glory, Stolt Renge, Stolt Yuri
2017 Stolt Glory    Stolt Quetzal   Stolt Sun and Stolt Zulu  
2016 Stolt Flamenco and Stolt Quetzal Stolt Island Stolt Ajisai, Stolt Glory and Stolt Tsubaki

1. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to produce videos of our 2019, 2020 and 2021 winners.