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Rob Willmington

Data Analyst


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

Flood of newbuilding capacity bites at boxship charter market

Almost 190 containerships with a combined capacity of 1.4m teu have been delivered since January 2023, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data

Containers Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Owners sign up for more crude oil tankers while cruiseship orderbook sees a boost

The newbuilding orderbook for suezmax tankers and very large crude carriers has now reached 56 vessels and 22 ships respectively

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

More boxships and bulkers sold for recycling as prices jump

Indian recyclers are still picking up the majority of vessels being circulated for end-of-life sale, including several ‘extraordinarily priced’ boxships

International Dry Bulk

Tanker values may have peaked as Greek owners avoid dark fleet sales

Shipowners are becoming more stringent about who they sell their tankers to for fear of of being connected to dark trades

International Tankers and Gas

MSC firms up newbuilding contracts for cruiseship pair at Fincantieri

Latest two ships in six-ship series will feature hydrogen fuel cells for zero-emission port operations and will be able to operate on synthetic gas and methanol. They have the potential to be retrofitted with carbon capture systems

Europe Passenger

Seaspan’s ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept advances

Ultra-large containership would consume 326 tonnes of ammonia per day at an operating speed of 16 knots, three times more than using conventional fuel. Meanwhile, many additional safety aspects have to be considered. But tests have shown ammonia looks less dangerous to bunker than thought

Seaspan Technology and Innovation
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