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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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Carnival and Royal Caribbean both confirmed orders following a pandemic-induced absence from the newbuilding market since 2020

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DFDS’ outlook for 2024 impacted by an elevated level of financial uncertainty because of high inflation and interest rates, and geopolitical tensions

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