Stolt Tankers has taken a significant step in expanding its operational footprint with the launch of a new pool under the Stolt NYK Asia Pacific Services (SNAPS). The collaboration involves the addition of tonnage from ENEOS Ocean’s esteemed platform, marking a strategic move in a fiercely competitive market.
Lucas Vos, President of Stolt Tankers, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “By incorporating tonnage from ENEOS Ocean’s top-tier platform, Stolt Tankers and NYK showcase their ability to generate value in a highly competitive market.” Vos highlighted the potential of the two new ships to enhance overall service offerings across Asia, citing increased logistical flexibility and a commitment to maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards.
Vos further emphasized the significance of the agreement in expanding Stolt Tankers’ presence in the region and broadening tonnage partnerships in Japan. He extended gratitude to NYK and ENEOS Ocean for their dedication in bringing this collaboration to fruition, emphasizing the trust placed in Stolt Tankers.
The newly formed partnership is effective immediately, with two 12,000 Deadweight Ton (DWT) ships owned by ENEOS Ocean slated to join the SNAPS Pool in the fourth quarter of 2023. This move aligns with the industry’s demand for efficiency and sustainability, reflecting a strategic response to the evolving dynamics of the maritime sector.
In the dynamic maritime landscape, alliances like these play a pivotal role in navigating the complexities of global logistics. Stolt Tankers’ proactive approach in joining forces with NYK and ENEOS Ocean underscores a commitment to staying ahead in an ever-evolving industry.
This strategic move is expected to not only fortify Stolt Tankers’ market presence but also contribute to the efficiency and sustainability goals of the broader maritime community.