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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

Wallenius Wilhelmsen boosts newbuilding orderbook to a dozen as it declares options

World’s largest operator of pure car and truck carriers has confirmed it has added four 9,300 car capacity newbuildings to its existing eight-vessel order at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Jiangsu

Roro Shipbuilding

AAL boosts premium project carrier newbuild orderbook

Addition of two more “Super B-class” ships is a strategic move to strengthen AAL’s global industrial project cargo foothold, says chief executive Kyriacos Panayides

Containers Dry Bulk

Cash buyer secures two Evergreen containerships for green recycling

Evergreen’s 5,652 teu Ever Uranus and the 1,164 teu Uni Assure are expected to be recycled in India and Türkiye respectively. Their sale brings the total number of containerships sold for recycling in 2024 to 31 vessels, with a combined capacity of some 45,000 teu

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Bulk carriers abound

During a relatively quiet week for new orders, China’s New Dayang Shipbuilding wins five ultramax bulkers from Egyptian and Japanese owners, while Belgium-based Jan De Nul adds an extra large cable layer at CMHI’s Haimen shipyard

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

Ship recycling sales increase as prices head upwards

While the supply of tonnage has been rising there is unlikely to be any notable increase in ship recycling, as strong freight markets prevail

Containers Tankers and Gas

Stena to retrofit Irish Sea ro-pax pair for methanol fuel operations

Swedish shipowner will work with Wärtsilä and Lloyd’s Register to retrofit the 1,920 lane metre Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII. The project follows the successful, part-EU funded, conversion of the Stena Germanica in 2015

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