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Pengfei  Zhang

Captain Pengfei Zhang PhD

Senior Lecturer

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 6785 ext. 6785 Room no. RM309

Biography

Captain and Dr Pengfei Zhang is a qualified and experienced Master Mariner with a PhD from the University of Greenwich and rich management experience on ships and in port operations. Previously he was a deputy CEO in a shipping group (in China), responsible for legal affairs and shipping business. He is also a qualified PRC lawyer, specialising in shipbuilding and financing, ship collisions and SNP disputes.

Pengfei has very strong links with the British and Chinese maritime communities both in academia and in industry. While practising as a maritime lawyer in Shanghai AllBrights Law office, he also taught as a senior lecturer at Shanghai Maritime University (SMU). In 2011-2012, he was delegated to supervise the construction of a 48,000DWT training ship for SMU, which was the largest training ship in the world at that time. His direct working experience within a number of sectors within the maritime industry gives him the opportunity to witness almost the full spectrum of maritime operations. This has enabled him to examine maritime affairs from a variety of perspectives.

Pengfei's research covers a number of issues, such as maritime labour, ship collisions, and ship management. Over the last several years, he has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters in prestigious journals and publications, including Marine Policy, Journal of Navigation, and Springer. He has also led and participated in a number of research projects, such as the GEM project (Gender, Empowerment and Multicultural Crews), the ORC project (International Regulations for the Prevention of Ships Collisions with Offshore Platforms and Installations), and the SWiC (Seafarers’ Welfare in Chinese Ports). In addition, he was involved in a number of research projects led by Shanghai Maritime University, Dalian Maritime University and Guangzhou Maritime University. In 2016 he published his first sole-authored book: Seafarers Rights in China: Restructuring in Legislation and Practice under the MLC 2006

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Further information

  1. Research interests

    Pengfei's research interests include maritime safety and security, seafarers’ rights, maritime claims, international shipping law.
  2. Recent publications

    Pengfei's publications include academic journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. For more information, follow the link below...

    Pengfei's selected publications in recent years include:

    Books

    Zhang, P. (2016) Seafarers’ rights in China: Restructuring in Legislation and Practice under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Springer (the first English academic book on seafarers’ rights in China).

    Zhang, M. and Zhang, P. (2016) Understanding Bill of Lading, Beijing: China’s Customs.

    Book Chapters

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2015) Chinese Women Seafarers: Past, Present and Prospect, in Kitada, M., Williams, E., Froholdt, L. (eds.) Maritime Women: Global Leadership, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 235-254.

    Zhang, P. (2013) A Proposal of International Regulations for Preventing Collision between an Offshore Platform and a Ship, in Weintrit, A. and Neumann, T. (eds.) Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation: Maritime Transport & Shipping, London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 175–178.  EI

    Zhang, P. (2013) A Discussion on the Duty of an Anchored Vessel to Avoid Collision, in Weintrit, A. (ed.) Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation: Advances in Marine Navigation, London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 243–245.  EI

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2012) Construction of International Shipping Centre in Shanghai, in Shanghai Institution of Engineers (ed.) Textbook of General Knowledge for Engineers, Shanghai: Shanghai Popular Science Press, pp. 333-341.

    Journal papers

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2017) Maritime Health of Chinese Seafarers. Marine Policy, 83, pp. 259-267. SSCI

    Zhao, M. et.al. Zhang, P. (corresponding author) (2017) Chinese women seafarers: A case study of the women cadets in Shanghai. Marine Policy, 83, pp. 40-47. SSCI

    Zhang, P. and Phillips, E. (2016). Safety first: Reconstructing the concept of seaworthiness under the maritime labour convention 2006. Marine Policy, 67, pp.54-59.  SSCI

    Zhang, P. (2016) The Impact of Brexit on the International Trade between China and UK, Economy, 268(22), pp. 80-83. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2015) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and the Chinese Seafarers: How Far is China to Ratification? Marine Policy, 61, pp. 54-65.  SSCI

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2014) Maritime Labour Policy in China: Restructuring under the ILO’s MLC 2006. Marine Policy, 50, Part A, pp. 111-116.  SSCI

    Zhang, P. and Wu, J. (2014) On Compulsory Insurance of Offshore Platforms' Oil Pollution, Marine Environment Science, 4, pp. 631-635.

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2013) The Obligation of an Anchored Vessel to Avoid Collision at Sea. The Journal of Navigation, 66, pp. 473–477. SCI

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2013) La restructuration de la politique maritime en Chine sous l’impact de la CTM 2006 (Maritime Labour Convention 2006). la revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale Law Review 2013/2, pp. 46-57. (In French)

    Zhang, P. and Sun, S. (2013) Application of Litigation Limitation Rules in maritime litigation. Journal of Shanghai Maritime University, 34(2), pp.70-74. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. (2013) The Challenges of Implementation of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Chinese Seafarers’ Export. World Shipping. 36(6), pp.11-14. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. (2013) The Challenges of Implementation of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Chinese Shipping Industry. Shipping Management, 4, pp. 32-33. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. (2013) Maritime Labour Convention 2006, the possible impact on Chinese Seafarers. Ship Economy & Trade.186, 41-42. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2013) A Discussion on the Responsibilities of Anchored Vessel to Avoid Collision under COLREG. Navigation of China, 1, pp. 140-142. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. (2012) Rights and Obligations of Shipowner Representative under Shipbuilding Contract. Journal of Shanghai Maritime University, 33(4), pp. 81-85. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. and Sun, C. (2012) Discussion on the Effect of the Provisional Provisions for Registry of Mortgage Concerning Ships under Construction on Financing of Ships under Construction. China Maritime Safety, 3, pp. 35-7.

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2012) Further Comments on Jurisdiction Issues in Shipbuilding Contracts. Ship Economy & Trade, 177, pp. 45-47.

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2012) Case Analysis of Jurisdiction of Shipbuilding Contracts. Ship Economy &Trade, 176, pp. 33-35.

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, J. (2012) Discussion on the Influence of Seaworthiness of Ship on Marine Insurance. Ship Economy & Trade, 178, pp. 51-52. (In Chinese)

    Zhang, P. (2012) On the Doctrine of Privity under the Shipbuilding Contract. Shipping Management. 34(4), pp. 32-34.

    Zhang, P. (2012) Discussion on the Requirements of Seaworthiness of Merchant Ship. World Shipping. 35, pp. 50-54.

    Zhao, J. and Zhang, P. (2011) Re-stating the Comparative Negligence Rules: Comments on the Supreme Court’s Rules of Trials on Collision Cases. Annual of China Maritime Law. 22(1):73-77.

    Conference papers/presentations

    Zhang, P. (2016) Port security in China: Challenges of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, International Port Security Conference, 2 June 2016, London.

    Zhang, P. (2016) Implementation prospect of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 in China, Chinese and English Maritime Law Conference, 27 April 2016, University of Southampton.

    Zhang, P. (2016) Maritime Labour Convention 2006, the last straw on top of Chinese maritime industry, UK/China Maritime symposium, 29 January 2016, Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton.

    Zhang, P. and Wu, J. (2014) The Characteristics of Seafaring Labour: The 22nd International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference, 10 October 2014, Ji Mei Maritime University, Xia Men, China.

    Zhang, P. (2014) Reconstruction the Meaning of Seaworthiness under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Chinese and English Maritime Law Conference, 29 April 2014, London.

    Zhang, P. (2014) Globalization in Shipping Industry: International Strategies and Organizations: Internationalisation Grand Challenge (IGC), 26 June 2014, London

    Zhang, P. and Zhao, M. (2014), ‘Maritime Health: Issues Concerning Chinese Seafarers’, 30 January to 1 February, University of Hull. ‘The Health and Welfare of Seafarers: Past, Present and Prospects’, Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull.

    Zhang, P. (2013) Development of Maritime Policy in China under Maritime Labour Convention 2006, 4th LUMPLG PG Conference, City of London University, 15 April 2013, London

    Zhang, P. (2013) Global Governance: International Maritime Labour Policy, China Maritime Centre conference, 10 October 2013, London

    Zhang, P. (2013) Seafarers’ Criminalisation: a Limitation of Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Greenwich Maritime Institute conference 10 September 2013, London