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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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Boxship sale and purchase market hits summer lull

MSC reported to have purchased 3,500 teu capacity boxship from German owners, while Taiwanese shipbuilder sells a series of speculative newbuildings to Asian owners

Containers Sale and Purchase

Höegh Autoliners earnings boosted by Chinese car exports

Net freight rates improved by 8.4% in comparison to first quarter, while cargo volumes were up by 7.3% due to increased vessel utilisation

International Roro

Monthly ship recycling volumes fell further in July

Lloyd's List Intelligence data show that 15 ships of a combined 160,000 gross tonnes were demolished last month

Ship Recycling Bangladesh

The week in newbuildings: Qatar LNG project advances

Six LNG tankers, three LPG carriers, two boxships, a pair of products tankers, one chemical tanker and an FPSO were all contracted last week at Chinese, South Korean and Japanese shipyards

Containers Dry Bulk

Week in newbuildings: LNG orderbook now 38% of current operational fleet

New orders recently placed include three products tankers, four heavy lift ships, two liquefied natural gas tankers and four conventional reefer ships

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding
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