In this role, he specializes in maritime-related topics, including
as a contributor to the IHS Markit Multiclient Study, 'Navigating
Choppy Waters,' which focuses on marine bunker fuel in a
low-sulfur, low-carbon world. Before taking on his current role in
2018, Mr. Atkinson was a member of the Maritime and Trade research
and analysis team at IHS Markit. He played a key role in a project
for a Far East port operator, analyzing future ship size trends
based on forecast trade and technical limitations of ships. He also
led projects that reviewed and forecast the maritime market,
examining onboard equipment and propulsion types; in addition, he
maintained a dialogue on future marine compliance regulations and
their effects on the maritime market. Previously, Mr. Atkinson was
a manager in the Maritime and Trade Data team. During this time, he
managed several teams in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and
Singapore, monitoring port developments and shipbuilding. Mr.
Atkinson studied geography and photography at Truro College.