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Stolt Tank Containers

The partnership between STC and Xeneta takes the form of a beacon of digital transformation for liquid logistics, a previously antiquated sector of ocean freight 

The Challenge: Optimizing logistics costs and enhancing customer service through data-driven strategies

 

Data-Driven Synergy: The Stolt Tank Containers-Xeneta Partnership 

To maintain its leading position in liquid logistics and land-based aquaculture, digitalization is integral to Stolt-Nielsen’s strategy. Its ISO tank business, Stolt Tank Containers (STC) has rapidly digitalized its services in recent years, to deliver superior value to customers through automation, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, making their supply chains smarter and more efficient. With Xeneta, STC has found the perfect partner to further enhance its digital offering. 

The partnership between STC and Xeneta takes the form of a beacon of digital transformation for liquid logistics, a previously antiquated sector of ocean freight.  

Stolt Tank Containers boasts an impressive fleet of over 50,000 tank containers, exemplifying a commitment to elevated supply chain management for customers, consistently delivering tangible results by minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency. Xeneta data has helped STC in continuing to elevate this level of customer service – enabling its procurement team to easily navigate the complexity of freight pricing, ensuring cargo reaches its destination on time and at acceptable rates, irrespective of market conditions.  

 

Introduction 

Stolt Tank Containers, global logistics powerhouse, is committed not only to being the largest but also a leader in the liquid logistics segment, delivering accountability and quality of service to customers. Xeneta, established as the global reference point for Ocean & Air Freight prices, enables STC to transport cargo even more efficiently and cost-effectively – benefitting customers and internal stakeholders. 

“It’s fun being the biggest, but it doesn’t necessarily make you the best. At STC, we strive to make the two synonymous. We have an ambitious growth strategy and a drive to meet our customers’ needs and Xeneta data helps us do that. “- Carl Kars, Global Head of Procurement, Stolt Tank Containers 

 

Championing Data-Driven Logistics 

At the core of this partnership is a shared commitment to helping customers navigate the complexities of logistics. Stolt Tank Containers and Xeneta both recognize the critical role of data in solving industry challenges. Xeneta excels in providing crowd-sourced, data-backed insights and index-linked contracts, which are instrumental in helping STC to develop innovative solutions for its customers.  

 

Index-Linked Opportunities 

STC can offer its' customers index-linked contracts backed by Xeneta data to provide stability and transparency in pricing. By using these indices as benchmarks, both shippers and carriers can effectively forecast and manage costs, mitigating the impact of volatile market fluctuations. This enables long-term planning, risk mitigation, and fosters a more collaborative and equitable relationship between industry stakeholders. Stolt Tank Containers also uses Xeneta data for comprehensive internal reporting, which has bolstered data-driven decision-making across the organization.

 

Ongoing Partnership 

Stolt Tank Containers is an emerging segment for the shipping and logistics industry, solving a uniform challenge. Like Xeneta, Stolt is recognized as a disruptor to the outdated norm. The STC-Xeneta partnership is not just a business relationship; it’s a commitment to promoting data-driven excellence to customers and the industry at large. As STC and Xeneta continue to work together, they set a new standard for excellence in the industry. 

It’s fun being the biggest, but it doesn’t necessarily make you the best. At STC, we strive to make the two synonymous. We have an ambitious growth strategy and a drive to meet our customers’ needs and Xeneta data helps us do that.
Carl Kars

Global Head of Procurement

About Stolt Tank Containers

 

Stolt Tank Containers provides global logistics services for shipment of bulk liquid chemicals and food grade products. With a fleet of more than 50,000 tank containers, over 500 highly trained employees and an extensive network of 26 offices and 22 depots and hubs. Stolt Tank Containers has persistently dominated the liquid logistics sector and has been using Xeneta data since 2018.

Stolt Tank Containers pursues the highest standards in quality, safety and sustainability. Their mission is customer centric, focusing all outcomes on providing the best service to customers around the world.

 

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