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Rob Willmington

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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 recycling plummets due to capacity deficit, but upturn expected from fourth quarter

With 1.4m teu of newbuilding capacity due for delivery between July and the end of the year combined with a tapering off of peak season volumes, the container sector could be due for a reality check which would trigger a rally in demolition sales, says Alphaliner

Ship Recycling Containers

Proman Shipping’s Anita Gajadhar calls for level playing field for maritime regulation

To promote alternative fuels, there needs to be a standard put in place to allow a level playing field, otherwise owners will continue to use conventional fuels, says Proman Shipping executive director

International Asia Pacific

The week in newbuildings: More containerships and cruiseships

South Korean shipyard confirms new order for 12 neo-panamax containerships, while Germany’s Meyer Werft wins 4,000-passenger cruiseship from Japanese shipowner

Week in Newbuildings Shipbuilding

Torm boosts MR fleet with more secondhand buys

Denmark’s Torm is set to take delivery of its latest acquisitions by the fourth quarter of 2024 and brings total purchases since January 2023 to 31 ships

Sale and Purchase Consolidation

Strong newbuilding market adding risk to shipbuilding contracts

With top-tier shipyards full with orders, shipowners are turning to less experienced shipyards for increasingly complex vessels. This could lead to delivery delays and disputes

Shipbuilding Law

Hafnia advances Maritime Culture Lab crew welfare and diversity programme

Product tanker operating giant now has an almost 10% share of female seafarers on board its owned vessels. At the same time, Hafnia is upgrading the crew accommodation on board its ships to make it relevant to a more diverse crew

Ship Management Crewing
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