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Malcolm Willingale
Director at Prospect Maritime


Dr Malcolm Willingale has worked in the shipping industry for over 40 years. Before setting up his own consulting company, Prospect Maritime Ltd, 10 years ago to provide learning and development support for companies and organisations such as Lloyd’s Register and Clarksons Platou, he held a number of senior management positions with V.Group, the parent company of V.Ships. V.Ships is the world’s leading third party ship manager providing technical and crew management services to over 1,000 vessels. Before going V.Ships, Dr Willingale worked in bulk liquid storage and was the Editor of Lloyd’s shipping Economist. He studied for his PhD at Southampton University: his doctoral thesis analysed the decision-making behaviour of short sea shipowners.

Agenda Sessions

  • Vessel lifecycle: shipbuilding, ship yards and ship recycling

  • Vessel types: characteristics and ship design

  • Ship management: the 6 core competencies