AET Highlights January 2021

CEO’s Message

Greetings from AET Highlights!​

AET is moving into the new year with a sense of optimism and purpose. We are proud to announce that as part of the MISC Group, we have joined over 300 companies and organisations in our shared responsibility for the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change to resolve the crew change crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to place pressure on businesses across every sector, AET is very well positioned to weather the challenges and seize the opportunities with robust processes and plans in place. We will do so with an absolute commitment to providing the highest quality service and exceptional standards of safety, reliability and best practice while operating in the most sustainable way. As such, we look forward to working closely with our customers, partners and colleagues in making 2021 a year of positive progress and achievement on all fronts.​

Wishing you, your family and colleagues all the best for 2021. Stay safe, healthy and connected.

Best regards,
Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam
AET President & CEO


Safety recognitions for AET
By: AET Offshore and HSSE team

AET Offshore (AETO) and the Global Lightering Team celebrated the remarkable accomplishment of five years Lost Time Injury (LTI) free (July 2015 – 2020) and counting. AETO supports our global lightering business in both North and South America, having performed over 3,800 lightering operations over the past five years. ​

We are honoured to be one of the award winners of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) International Safety@Sea Award 2020 for Outstanding Contribution to Search and Rescue Efforts for the rescue of three French sailors in the treacherous Bay of Biscay by our Aframax, Eagle Kuching. ​

Furthermore, 58 of our vessels were awarded the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) Jones F. Devlin Award for Safety, and 58 of our vessels received the CSA Annual Environment Achievement Award in 2020.​

A very special congratulation and thank you goes to all our colleagues for these remarkable achievements as we continue to maintain industry-leading standards of safety across our operations. ​

Fostering the next generation of talent
By: HR team

Supporting the development of the young generation is important to AET. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility in enhancing education and talent development, we are committed to nurturing and training young professionals under our internship programme. In 2020, we welcomed and dedicated around 7,600 hours of training to 19 interns in Singapore, Houston and London providing them the environment to apply the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom at our workplace.

We also support seafarers throughout their careers from fully sponsored cadetships to Master Mariner level through MISC Group’s maritime training centre, ALAM, providing talented individuals with the foundations for a rewarding career in the maritime industry. ​

Driving greater gender diversity across the industry, we are proud to have assigned 58% of our internships in 2020 to female candidates and be part of the Group to sponsor 45 female cadets at ALAM.​ ​

Eagle Pilar joins our growing DPST fleet
By: VLCC & DPST team

AET took delivery of Eagle Pilar, a new Suezmax second generation Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tanker for long-term charter to Shell in the Brazilian Basin in early January 2021. Eagle Pilar is operating to the highest operational and environmental standards, including full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements and by design, approximately 25 to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the DPSTs built in the early part of the last decade. Demonstrating our commitment to a low carbon future by reducing CO2 emissions on our assets engaged in meeting global energy needs.​

The vessel was handed over in a first virtual delivery and Protocol and Delivery Agreement (PDA) exchange ceremony for AET which was attended by senior representatives from Shell, Samsung Heavy Industries, MISC, AET, Eaglestar and other key stakeholders including Eagle Pilar’s Captain and Chief Engineer.

After its delivery to Shell this month, we have another three new DP2 shuttle tankers to be delivered in 2021 and 2022 to Shell. Globally, we operate 11 DPSTs (including Eagle Pilar) in the Brazilian Basin and the North and Norwegian Sea, committed to providing better energy-related maritime solutions and services for our global customers. ​

AET receives ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System certificationBy: Compliance team

We are pleased to have received the ISO 37001:2016 certification which is the first international Anti-Bribery Management System standard designed to help organisations combat bribery risk in their own operations and throughout their global value chains. ​

This certification signifies to our customers, industry partners and staff that as an organisation, we have robust anti-bribery management systems in place building on our strong global culture of integrity and governance to tackle bribery and corruption risks.

With governance being one of the Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) pillars, ISO 37001 is an important addition and enhancement of our broader commitment to improve our governance standards overall. ​