Stolt Tank Containers (STC) is a global provider of logistics, maintenance, and management services for door-to-door shipment of bulk liquid chemicals and food grade products. With a fleet of more than 40,000 tank containers, they serve customers all around the world.

Sustainability at Stolt Tank Containers

The company recognizes the importance of sustainability and has serious ambitions. STC aims to consume 50% renewable energy at its wholly owned depots by 2030 and, in line with IMO commitments, achieve a 40% reduction in our transportation partner’s carbon footprint (relative to 2008 levels) by 2030. We are now supporting Stolt in achieving these goals with BearingPoint’s Emissions Calculator.

Achieving your sustainability objectives comes with important requirements

We believe that to reach your carbon reduction objectives, three important steps should be considered: determine your baseline, understand the business context and track your progress. With BearingPoint’s Emissions Calculator we have implemented these three prerequisites for success at Stolt Tank Containers’ depots.

  1. Determine your baseline. At STC’s wholly owned depots, different processes consume different types of energy, each resulting in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To reach the objective of 50% renewable energy consumption by 2030, all processes and the type of energy they consume need to be identified, the current emissions associated with those processes need to be calculated and to define the baseline of which to start tracking progress. This overview was created in a workshop together with STC experts and is used to calculate the baseline.
  2. Understanding the business context. Knowing which reduction initiative to start with is dependent on the business context: each depot is different in size, processes differ slightly due to different technical equipment and energy types used vary by location. Relative KPIs can provide the context needed to make the right decisions. For example, a key process at STC is the cleaning of its tank containers. By implementing a relative KPI like energy consumed per cleaned tank container, and splitting the energy consumed into the energy types used, depots can be benchmarked against each other and the one with the highest energy consumption per cleaned tank can be identified. These depots are best to start initiatives with and can learn from similar depots with a lower energy consumption per cleaned tank container.
  3. Track your progress. Once the baseline is calculated and initiatives are identified, a strong measurement system needs to be put in place to track the progress towards your carbon reduction targets. This will help to maintain course and steer initiatives if necessary. With BearingPoint’s Emissions Calculator harmonized data uploading approach, depot data is easily uploaded each month, enabling STC to track progress through the preconfigured dashboard.
Dennis Verduyn, General Manager TSD Europe at Stolt Tank Containers

The dynamic reports from BearingPoint have given us useful information to determine our baseline and to measure the effectiveness of the various sustainable investments STC has implemented. This helps us to monitor our achievements against our sustainability ambitions. Involving many colleagues around the world has increased sustainability awareness, understanding the global differences in operating our business and helped us to learn from each other.

Dennis Verduyn, General Manager TSD Europe at Stolt Tank Containers

Data-driven business decisions

With BearingPoint’s Emissions Calculator set-up and running, Stolt Tank Containers Depot Organisation is now enabled to make data-driven business decisions, based on all information centralized in one place. Having a comprehensive picture of which depots and processes are causing the highest emissions allows the company to take informed actions and track progress towards meeting its sustainability goals.

Would you like to know more about BearningPoint’s Emissions Calculator and what value it can bring to your organization? Get in touch!


Casper Wennekers
Senior Consultant