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
Containership tonnage provider Seaspan is diversifying into the vehicle carrier segment with an order for six of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers
NYK is said to have ordered two very large crude carriers while Greek shipowner Atlas Maritime has declared options for a pair of suezmax tankers
The Hong Kong Convention will enter into force on June 26, 2025, following the confirmation by Bangladesh and Liberia earlier this year, which finally enabled all the requirements for the convention on environmentally safe and sustainable ship recycling to be met after its adoption in 2009
New very large ammonia carrier order marks a return by the AP Moller Holding-owned company to gas carrier ownership after it exited the sector in 2013, following the sale of its LPG carrier fleet to BW Group
Stena Bulk has no plans to order new tonnage until at least 2026, but it will consider buying modern secondhand tonnage, says its chief executive. Meanwhile, the tanker operating subsidiary of Gothenburg-based conglomerate Stena AB is still considering plans to either divest or expand its LNG carrier fleet
Frontline says future tanker capacity is not reflecting projected trade but the addition of 24 Euronav crude carriers will double Frontline’s VLCC position from the first quarter of next year