Paul Wright

Paul Wright

Associate Director (Marketing and Outreach)


Associate Director (Outreach & Marketing)
Marine Insitute
University of Plymouth
Senior Lecturer
Centre for International Shipping and Logistics
University of Plymouth Busniess School


MSc International Shipping (CNAA)

BSc (Hons) Maritime Studies (University of Wales)

Master Mariner

2000 - 2006 Acting Principal Lecturer
Centre for International Shipping and Logistics
University of Plymouth Business School

1992 - 2000 Senior Lecturer

University of Plymouth:

Institute of Marine Studies

1984 - 1992 Senior Lecturer / Lecturer Grade 2

Polytechnic South West / Plymouth Polytechnic

School of Maritime Studies

1979 - 1984 Lecturer Grade 2 /Lecturer Grade 1

Faculty of Maritime Studies

Plymouth College of Further Education

1975 - 1979 Senior Deck Officer

Overseas Containers Ltd (now Maersk)

1974 - 1975 Assistant Master

Milton Abbey School, Dorset

1966 - 1974 Deck Officer Apprentice and Junior Deck Officer

Ocean Fleets Ltd: Blue Funnel Line, Glen & Shire Lines, Elder Dempster

1962 - 1965 Cadet

HMS "Conway" Merchant Navy Training School

Professional membership

FNI Fellow Nautical Institute

Roles on external bodies

AMRIE (Alliance of Maritime Regional Interests in Europe)

Quality Shipping Working Group,Committee Member(1997 - date)

Nautical Institute 

Honorary Secretary South West Branch (1988 - date)

Council Member  (2010 - date)

Sea Vision UK

University Representative

Education Training & Careers Advisory Commitee

Committee Member (2002 - date)

Maritime Plymouth

University Representative

Committee Member (1999 - date)

Teaching interests

Postgraduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of Maritime Business, International Shipping and Port Operations. Subject areas presently taught include: Ship Operations, Commercial Practice-Shipping Law, Human Resource Management, Port Operations, Maritime Geography.

Past teaching experience has involved the delivery of training and educational courses recognised by the Department for Transport and Royal Yachting Association. The courses led to professional qualifiocation for the professional mariner, fishermand and yachtsman. Courses have been taught at all levels from RYAS Dayskipper to Master Mariner (Class 1) and have included the following subject knowledge: Ship Master's Business, Ship Construction & Stability, Meteorology, Ocean, Coastal and Electronic Navigation, Radar, Seamanship.

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner

BSc (Hons) Merchant Ship Operations

Southampton Institute of Higher Education

1999 - 2003

Research interests

A spects of maritime safety, shipping quality, maritime education and training, maritime careers, role of maritime cluster organisations and promotion of the maritime industrial sector. Ship and port operational management practice is embodied in the range of interests.

Wright P. Chapter 14 (2011) ‘Shipping, Regulatory Institutions  and Regulations.’           
The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Business Ed Talley Wayne.           
Wiley -Blackwell  to be published.  Autumn 2011.  Wright P. Chapter 7 (2011) 'Ensuring Safe and Sustainable Cruise Operations.’                                                           
The Cruise Industry;  Emerging Issues Problems and Solutions Ed. Gibson P
 Gabler Research.  to be published . July 2011.

Watson R., and P. Wright (2010).  ‘Shipping.’   
Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (M CCIP) Annual Report Card 2010-11. 
MCCIP Science Review. 6pp.

Wright P  (2008). ‘Shipping.’  
Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (MCCIP) Annual Report Card 2007-2008
MCCIP Science Review.12 pp.

Wright P.G. et al. (2007) Port & Terminal Management (Editor)                                                                                  

Lesson 2. Cargoes & Ships  
Lesson 5. Legal Aspect of Port Management
Lesson 9  Port Equipment

Institute  of Chartered Shipbrokers. Witherby: 
Wright P. G. Manning and Crewing – Issues and Actions.  
Maritime Review: Pacific Publishing.   In Press  Winter 2006. 
Wright P.G. Improving Standards of International Ship Manning and Training

Maritime Review.  Pacific Publishing.  Autumn 2005.  pp9-13.  ISSN 1365 7542 .

Wright P.G. Ensuring Quality in Supply Chain Management - the Maritime Sector
Logistics Research Network Conference 2005. Chartered Institute of Transport.  pp 497 - 505  ISBN 1-904564-13-5.
Wright P.G. The European Ships' Officer - Opportunities for Future Generations    
Maritime R eview. Pacific Publishing. Winter 2003/04  pp57-69  ISSN 1365 7542 .  
Wright P.G Gross Tonnage and Container Loss  
Paper presented to the Quality Shiping Group of the Alliance of Maritime Regional Interests in Europe (AMRIE) November 2001 
Wright P.G.  Marketing and Promoting Graduate Training for a Career in the Maritime Industry.  
Second International Maritime Training & Education Seminar, London. Lloyds List Events. 
October 2002.                                                                                                  
Wright P.G . Meeting the Challenges Facing Maritime Education               
Lloyds Nautical Yearbook 1999  ISBN 1-85978-840-8  pp108-110.                                       
Wright P.G.    Maritime Education  Supporting the Needs of Harbour and Port Management .    
1st Congress of the International Harbour Masters Association. Amsterdam.May 1998.

Book Reviews

The Fatal Flaw Collisions at Sea & Failure of the Rules
of the Road - D Thomas
ISBN 0-9541981-0-7   Reviewed in Shipping & Transport Lawyer May 2002
The Making of the University of Plymouth - A Kennerley 
ISBN 1-84102-060-9  Reviewed in Seaways 2001 p31 
Eddystone 300, The Finger of Light - M Palmer
ISBN 0 9534621 0 2  Reviewed in South West Soundings No 45 p38-39

Reports & invited lectures

Invited Lectures

Shipping Quality – Meeting the Challenges
Seaberth Conference, Cirrus Logistics.
Cranfield University, July 2006.

Education and Training in the Plymouth Maritime Sector
Enterprise Plymouth. November 2004

Marketing Undergraduate Training

Keynote paper presented to the Merchant Navy Training Board

Chamber of Shipping London February 2002

Conference Reports

The Third International Port Investors Forum 2005
Executive Summary lloyds List Events London April 2005

Erika - A Defining Event

Seaways February 2002 p34-35

Navigating the Future - IT in Shipping - Bridge Needs

Nautical Institute Publication 1997

Consultancy Report

Allocation of Bunker Fuel Emmissions

Report for the Department of the Environment 1996