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Rob Willmington

Markets Editor


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.

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Sanctions should not stop dark fleet tankers from being scrapped

As more dark fleet tankers are being circulated for scrap those involved in their recycling face being sanctioned themselves

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

Secondhand containership demand drives values by up to 30%

Containership values have risen by up to 30% since the beginning of the year as Red Sea diversions created a capacity crunch. While the majority of sales in 2024 have been to liner operators, tonnage providers are becoming more interested in secondhand ship purchases

Containers Sale and Purchase

Container charter rally continues with rates and periods still climbing

“The prevailing positive sentiment continues, with widespread agreement that favourable trading conditions could persist throughout the year,” says Braemar

International Containers

DFDS to sell non-core Denmark to Norway service for $58m

World’s largest operator of shortsea ro-ro services says sale of Denmark to Oslo service is due to limited freight volumes. The sale will include two large ropaxes and more than 800 employees

Roro Passenger

The week in newbuildings: Evergreen ties up second methanol-fuel newbuilding series

Taiwan’s Evergreen Group has confirmed signing newbuilding contracts for six methanol dual-fuel feeder containerships at China’s Huangpu Wenchong, for subsidiary Italia Maritima

Week in Newbuildings Containers

Methanol dominates dual-fuel newbuilding orders as alternative fuel share rises

A total of 127 alternative fuelled vessels were ordered in the first five months of 2024, representing growth of 55% year on year, according to DNV Alternative Fuel Insight

Tankers and Gas Containers
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