2019 in Review

Our performance

CEO Review

Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen

Growing sustainably

Our commitment to sustainability lies at the heart of our operations - from our health, safety and environmental performance, to our asset management, investment decisions and the way we recruit and develop our people.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for governments, businesses and individuals to work to, creating a better future for both people and the planet. We have identified three SDGs where Stolt-Nielsen can help.

Sustainabile Development Goals

Setting the standard

Several external organisations assess our sustainability progress across the Group.

During the year, EcoVadis awarded a silver CSR rating to both Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers. Stolt Sea Farm was reaccredited by GLOBALG.A.P. and Friends of the Sea.

Sustainabile Development Goals

Putting safety first

Our first priority is zero harm for people and the environment. Our safety processes are robust, integrating incident management and measurement with training, and underpinned by sound governance.

1. Per 1,000,000 hrs exposure  2. Per 200,000 hrs exposure  3. Includes joint ventures  4. Restated to include barging  5. Restated due to actual costs incurred 

Stolt Tankers *

Stolt Tankers operates the world’s largest fleet of sophisticated chemical tankers, providing safe, reliable and high-quality global transportation services for bulk-liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids and clean petroleum products.


deep-sea parcel tankers


coastal and inland tankers


total deadweight tonnes

* Includes joint ventures and managed ships

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Stolt Tank Containers *

Stolt Tank Containers is a leading provider of logistics and transportation services for door-to-door shipments of bulk-liquid chemicals and food-grade products.


tank containers in the fleet




depots and hubs

* Includes joint ventures

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Stolt Sea Farm

Stolt Sea Farm is the world’s most advanced high-tech aquaculture company, and the premier provider of high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon and caviar in an environmentally sound manner.


tonnes turbot production capacity


tonnes sole production capacity


tonnes caviar production capacity

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Stolt-Nielsen Gas

Stolt-Nielsen Gas invests in opportunities in LNG shipping and distribution.


ownership of Avenir LNG


ownership of Golar LNG


LNG carriers under construction

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Forward-looking Statements

Included in this publication are various ‘forward-looking statements’, including statements regarding the intent, opinion, belief or current expectations of the Company or its management with respect to, among other things, (i) goals and strategies, (ii) plans for new development, (iii) marketing plans, the Company’s target markets, (iv) evaluation of the Company’s markets, competition and competitive positions, and (v) trends which may be expressed or implied by financial or other information or statements contained herein. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other facts that may cause the actual results, performance and outcomes to be materially different for any future results, performance or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include in particular, but are not limited to, the matters described in the Principal Risks section on page 44-46 of the Stolt-Nielsen Annual Report 2019.