Originally a subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines, American Eagle Tankers - as it was formerly known - was established in Houston in 1994 to serve the US Gulf lightering market. From a fleet of just three tankers, the company grew to become a major force in that rapidly developing market.
MISC Bhd (formerly the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation) acquired American Eagle Tankers as a wholly owned subsidiary in July 2003. At that time, American Eagle Tankers was operating around 25 vessels and this provided MISC with the critical mass and strategic positioning to serve its global petroleum customers with coverage in the Atlantic Basin and in the Arabian Gulf and Asia.
In 2007, the company’s operations around the world were brought together under the single, global brand - AET. Tasked with the mission to become the world’s leading petroleum tanker operator, AET’s management continues to grow and develop the company into a major force in petroleum logistics.