AET is one of the world s leading petroleum shipping companies. It is also one of the leading providers of US Gulf lightering services. Through long-term partnership arrangements, the company transports crude oil and refined products for oil companies as well as trading houses around the world. Additionally, the firm maintains/manages a fleet of large/medium-sized crude oil tankers and product vessels. AET vessels are employed for customers on long-term period charters, shorter voyage charters or on extended contracts of affreightment (COAs). The firm employs more than 3000 skilled people across the world to operate a technically advanced fleet of 74 tankers. AET holds assets of more than $2.6 billion. It partners with a number of societies to provide vital feedback and contributes to the regional/technical committees of Lloyd s Register (LR) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).