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Paul Walton

Master Mariner


Master Mariners






Paul as Shipping Technical Director brings many years of knowledge and expertise, afloat and ashore.

He’s been in command of panamax, handymax, and handysize bulk carriers, sailing worldwide. Paul has considerable experience of a wide range of bulk and break-bulk cargoes, ranging from ore, cement, coal, grain, steel, timber, forestry products, container, car/trailer securing, project cargoes and heavy lifts. Having spent 7 years in Asia he has been involved in several cargo liquefaction cases.

He specialises in investigations and expert advice on issues relating to bulk and break-bulk cargoes, groundings, collisions, unsafe port/berth claims and ISM issues, preparing expert reports for London, Singapore and Hong Kong arbitrations, and given oral evidence in arbitration. Paul has acted as Nautical Assessor to the Admiralty Court, Hong Kong.

Paul has carried out H & M and condition surveys on a wide variety of offshore vessels, heavy lift crane vessels / barges, ferries, bulk carriers and container vessels.

In May 2019, Paul re-located to LOC London taking up the role of Technical Director of Shipping.