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Rob Willmington

Markets Editor

London

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.

Latest From Rob Willmington

D’Amico pens first newbuilding contract in China

Milan-listed d’Amico International Shipping has initiated its first newbuilding programme since 2015 with an order at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding for a pair of long range one tankers 

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding

MSC and CMA CGM buy up more chartered containerships

CMA CGM is reported by brokers to have exercised a purchase option for a long-term chartered sub post-panamax. Meanwhile, MSC has brought its tally of secondhand containership buys since the beginning of 2023 to some 65 vessels

Containers Brokers

Hapag-Lloyd confirms first dual-fuel methanol retrofits for existing fleet

Conversion of five 10,100 teu boxships to dual-fuel methanol follows agreement first announced in July 2023 for the potential retrofit of up to 45 existing vessels

Containers Sustainability

Containership charter rates stay strong but overcapacity risk remains

Red Sea crisis means demand for chartered boxships shows no sign of easing, but the sector faces uncertainty from the remaining large newbuilding orderbook

Red Sea Risk Containers

High-priced boxship sales prompt increase in recycling candidates

The recycling sale of two vintage boxships for almost $600 per light displacement tonne has led to more containership proposals for scrapping, says cash buyer GMS

Ship Recycling Containers

The week in newbuildings: China continues to win bulk of orders

Newbuilding contracts for seven dry cargo carriers, four containerships, six MPVs, one deck cargo carrier, two heavy lift ships, eight gas carriers and eight tankers were signed in the past week

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