Annual Report 2017

CEO’s Review

Niels G. Stolt‑Nielsen
Chief Executive Officer
Our focus in 2018 will be on getting a higher return from the assets we have, reducing debt and improving earnings.

Our Performance

Safety matters

At Stolt-Nielsen Limited, safety for people and the environment is our number-one priority with the goal of zero harm always in mind.

We understand that we have an impact on the world around us and a responsibility to protect the environment.

Total Recordable Case Frequency


Lost Time Injury Frequency

Serious Accidents

  • Stolt Tankers1,3

  • Stolthaven Terminals2,4

  • Stolt Tank Containers2

  • 1. Per 1,000,000 hrs exposure

  • 2. Per 200,000 hrs exposure

  • 3. Excludes barging

  • 4. Includes joint ventures

Creating value for our customers and shareholders


Stolt Tankers took delivery of 11 newbuildings during the year, nine from China and two from Japan, adding 341,000 dwt to the fleet.


Stolthaven Terminals is well positioned in key chemical production hubs with a similar global footprint to Stolt Tankers reaching from the US Gulf and Northwest Europe to Southeast and Northeast Asia where deep sea tanker trades converge with regional tanker trades.

Stolt Tank

Stolt Tank Containers continued to strengthen its technology systems: streamlining key billing processes, launching a new ‘paperless office’ initiative and expanding the use of mobile technology for more effective depot management.

Sea Farm

Stolt Sea Farm retained its position as the only aquaculture company in the industry capable of consistently producing turbot and sole in high quality and commercial volumes, thanks to decades of R&D investment.

Business review

  • Stolt

  • Stolthaven

  • Stolt Tank

  • Stolt
    Sea Farm

  • Stolt-Nielsen