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
Tonnage providers are attempting to obtain longer charter periods, but are meeting resistance from liner operators with large newbuilding orderbooks
‘A pervading theme of an unrelenting dearth in the overall availability of tonnage across global ship recycling markets has been enduring for several quarters now,’ said cash buyer GMS
Geopolitics has increased inefficiencies of the global containership fleet and pushed up vessel values. But at some point a flurry of newbuilding containerships will cancel out vessel capacity mopped up by diversions
Carnival and Royal Caribbean both confirmed orders following a pandemic-induced absence from the newbuilding market since 2020
Furetank adds two intermediate product tankers to its existing orderbook, Capital Maritime pens dual-fuel LNG VLCCs, while NYK Stolt orders 38,000 dwt chemical tanker sextet
DFDS’ outlook for 2024 impacted by an elevated level of financial uncertainty because of high inflation and interest rates, and geopolitical tensions