As a business, AET has grown significantly over the past 25 years owing to the contributions of many stakeholders, including the support of customers and partners who have entrusted us with their businesses. From our origins in 1994 with a fleet of seven vessels servicing lightering contracts in the US Gulf, the AET fleet today comprises a suite of asset classes which boasts several of the world’s most energy-efficient ‘next-generation’ ships. Our fleet line-up, together with the expansion of our global business, has developed continuously to meet our customers’ changing needs and the changing energy requirements of the world we all serve.
In celebration of the excellent relations AET has had with our customers and partners – and also in commemoration of our 25th anniversary – we have held several regional Customer Appreciation Dinners to thank customers, past and present, as well as to reaffirm our commitment towards business excellence. These dinners held in Singapore, Houston, London, and Geneva over the past few months have been a great success. They provided us with the opportunity to talk to partners and peers about AET’s journey and values – where we are today, what we stand for as an organisation, and how we plan to approach the most pressing challenges that lie ahead for the maritime and energy industries.
The development of sustainable energy and shipping solutions was a common theme featuring in discussions across all dinner events, and with regards to this, AET’s intentions are clear. As an industry leader, we will continue to lead the way in developing sustainable shipping solutions for the next 25 years of our journey – in collaboration with customers and industry partners who believe in our vision. We will achieve this by focusing on four critical pillars: environmental stewardship; talent development; diversity and inclusion; and governance and business ethics.
AET’s investment focus is two-pronged: maximising the potential of our newbuilds and optimising our current operating fleet through various technological and operational innovations. Through our Sustainability strategy, we also aim to further establish ourselves as responsible corporate citizens, increase our social integrity and diversity, and improve our environmental stewardship to create economic value for our shareholders and customers. As we enter the next phase of our journey, AET is prepared to take on the challenges ahead and remain committed to doing all that we can to support our customers and stakeholders through their evolving business requirements.