AET Highlights September 2023

CEO’s Message

It was an eventful quarter for us at AET globally. In August, we delivered and named our latest LNG dual-fuel VLCC, Eagle Vellore, on long-term charter to Shell. I would like to take the opportunity and thank all our stakeholders for their support and trust in our brand promise with our commitment to deliver more energy with less emissions.

Furthermore, I was delighted to be able to visit our UK, Norway and all three Americas offices where I met with my teams as well as with many of you during various stakeholder engagements. In Brazil, we also came together with MISC and Eaglestar colleagues to celebrate the official inauguration of our new office space in Rio de Janeiro. This office marks another significant milestone and highlights the Group’s growth and commitment to the Brazilian market.

In the US and Singapore, we have awarded another eight scholarships this year through the Texas A&M Foundation in Galveston and Singapore Maritime Foundation. I’m particularly excited about our continued dedication to fostering maritime talent to ensure a bright future for this vital sector.

In addition, AET is proud to have been one of the sponsors of the 2023 The Mission to Seafarers’ Flying Angel Campaign, the Singapore Shipping Association’s annual Gala Dinner and the National Day & Malaysia Day Celebration hosted by the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore.

Last but not least, I hope everyone had a great time celebrating World Maritime Day yesterday on 28 September. Even though I am a relative newcomer to the industry, it’s very encouraging to see and contribute to its continued growth as we move towards a more sustainable future.

Enjoy this edition of AET Highlights!

Best regards,
Zahid Osman
AET President & CEO


AET delivers and names LNG dual-fuel VLCC, Eagle Vellore on long-term charter to Shell

We celebrated the successful naming of our latest LNG dual-fuel VLCC, Eagle Vellore, in Malaysia. The vessel is the first of three state-of-the-art VLCCs delivered on long-term charter to Shell.

AET President & CEO, Zahid Osman said at the ceremony: “Today’s naming of Eagle Vellore marks another significant milestone in strengthening our position as a sustainable shipping organisation. Adding another LNG dual-fuel VLCC to our fleet and our ongoing development of zero-emission vessels is consistent with our commitment to deliver more energy with less emissions, supporting customer demand and the world’s need for energy security.”

Wishing our Captain and crew safe voyages and fair winds always.

Click here to read the full press release.

Supporting and engaging with stakeholders

Continuing our support with various sponsorships is part of our commitment to foster industry-wide collaboration and engagement.

As caring for seafarers around the world is very important to all of us, AET is proud to be a 2023 sponsor of The Mission to Seafarer’s Flying Angel Campaign. Our support goes towards the Seafarers Centres Fund which is focused on enhancing the wellbeing of seafarers through a dedicated space during their limited time ashore.

While in Singapore, AET was again one of the bronze sponsors and several colleagues joined the Singapore Shipping Association’s annual Anniversary Gala Dinner that brought together over 2,000 guests from government, public and private sectors. Furthermore, we were honoured to attend and be again one of the key sponsors of the National Day & Malaysia Day celebration hosted by the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore. The event saw over 550 esteemed leaders, industry peers and many others enjoying the festivity which fostered a sense of unity and community across both countries.

Internal Inauguration of our Rio de Janeiro office

AET, Eaglestar and MISC collectively celebrated the official internal inauguration of the Group’s new office space in Rio de Janeiro. Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam, Chairman of AET and President & Group CEO of MISC together with Zahid Osman, President & CEO of AET unveiled a plaque to officially inaugurate the new office and commemorate this special occasion.

The move to our new office in Barra, Rio de Janeiro marks another significant milestone for AET, Eaglestar and MISC highlighting the Group’s growth and commitment to the Brazilian market.

Fostering maritime talent through scholarship programmes

We are deeply committed to nurturing talents and shaping future leaders of the maritime industry through our scholarship awards.

In Singapore, we are thrilled to support two more exceptional students, Muhammad Aiman Bin Badrun and S Mehar Nisha, through the Singapore Maritime Foundation. For the fourth consecutive year, AET is sponsoring students enrolled in the three-year programme, Diploma in Maritime Business at Singapore Maritime Academy – Singapore Polytechnic.

Additionally, in partnership with Texas A&M Foundation at the Texas A&M University at Galveston, we have awarded six scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Maritime Transportation and Marine Engineering in the United States.

Through these initiatives, we aim to empower the next generation of maritime professionals, equipping them with the skills and experience needed to excel in the industry. Our commitment to fostering maritime talent ensures a bright future for this vital sector.