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Paul Walton
Shipping Technical Director at LOC


During his 23-year sea-going career he sailed on general cargo, heavy lift vessels and bulk carriers. He commanded panamax, handysize and handymax bulk carriers, sailing worldwide.  In addition, he also has Senior Officer experience on capesize bulk carriers.

This was followed by 13 years in ship management roles.

With LOC he specialises in investigations related to bulk cargoes / break bulk cargoes / heavy lifts / containers / cars & trailers (ferries).

Paul has also carried out numerous investigations for collisions, groundings, strandings and unsafe ports. He has also carried out accident investigations on behalf of Malta Transport (affiliated to the Maltese Flag).

He has prepared expert reports for London, Singapore and Hong Kong arbitrations and given oral evidence in arbitration and has also acted as Nautical Assessor for the Admiralty Court, Hong Kong.

Paul has been appointed as Nautical Adviser for the Hong Kong Government Secretariat Transport Branch.

Agenda Sessions

  • Accurate sampling techniques for liquefaction - is the can test too rudimentary for today's industry?

  • Stakeholders’ roundtable discussion: Rewriting the rules -- what can the industry do to mitigate the risk of containership fires?