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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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MSC sells former Maersk panamax for recycling

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Mediterranean Shipping Co Ship Recycling

The week in newbuildings: Tankers prevail, while big boxship orders imminent

Crude oil and product tankers have been driving the orderbook since the beginning of the year, although more orders are expected to be signed for containerships soon

Week in Newbuildings Shipbuilding

Strong demand driving rise in boxship charter rates

Buoyant demand for chartered containerships is giving some non-operating owners the upper hand in negotiations with container line operators

International Containers

DFDS to decarbonise ferries in deal with Channel ports

‘The commitment by DFDS and our partner ports is an important step toward decarbonising cross-Channel transportation,’ says chief executive 

Sustainability Passenger

Ship recycling supply falls on charter rates improvements

Improving charter rates in the dry cargo sector has begun to reduce the supply of tonnage destined for shipbreaking yards

Ship Recycling Containers

Samskip orders first hydrogen-powered boxships

Two 500 teu containerships have been ordered from Cochin Shipyard with delivery of the first vessel expected in mid-2025

Environment Shipbuilding
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