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Rob Willmington

Data Reporter

Rob has two decades of experience in maritime data, research & analysis and feature writing. He has contributed to numerous B2B maritime publications including Fairplay, Fairplay Solutions, Safety at Sea, JOC and Containerisation International. In addition, he has been involved in various research projects including the IHS Markit multiclient study: ‘What bunker fuel for the high seas?'. Rob has a particular interest in global shipbuilding, ship design and technology and vessel supply matters in the container, cruise/ferry, dry cargo, ro-ro, vehicle carrier and tanker vessel sectors.

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More big boxship orders in the pipeline

Should all the newbuildings under discussion become firm contracts then the boxship orderbook will comfortably exceed 30% of slot capacity in service         

Containers Shipbuilding

Russia sanctions driving boom in tanker newbuildings

Greek owners are presently most active in the tanker newbuilding market with interest focused on LR2 and suezmax units

International Tankers and Gas

Ever Forward grounding was due to pilot error

US Coast Guard investigation into grounding of Evergreen boxship recommends that shipowners “ensure crew awareness of policies regarding the duties and obligations of officers on watch for the safety of the ship, even when a pilot is embarked”

Containers Safety

Braemar sets up 10-strong Spanish tanker desk

Experienced team will continue to be based in Madrid and will be employed by a new company wholly owned by Braemar 

Dry Bulk Containers

Ocean Yield pens big bulk carrier newbuild deal

While details are scant, the new 210,000 dwt bulkers are priced at $57.6m apiece and are booked for delivery from 2025

Dry Bulk Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Alternative fuel vessels dominate ordering activity

The containership and vehicle carrier sectors are leading the way in the drive towards alternative fuels, according to data tracked by Lloyd's List

International Dry Bulk
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