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
Orders for dual-fuel methanol ships have been confirmed by CMA CGM and Diana Shipping
The 24-year-old crude oil tankers Gulf Venture and Bradley have been sold on an ‘as is’ basis with delivery in Singapore
There are 70 dual-fuel LNG bulk carriers either in service on order, while nine bulkers capable of utilising methanol have been ordered so far
Skarv Shipping Solutions, the joint venture of Norway’s Grieg Edge and Peak Group, will take delivery of first in new series of alternative-fuel ready multi-purpose ships in the third quarter of 2025
Capesize bulk carriers remain highly sought after, with the smaller segments also seeing increased interest again, says Braemar senior shipping analyst
Almost 190 containerships with a combined capacity of 1.4m teu have been delivered since January 2023, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data