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Captain Pengfei Zhang, Senior Lecturer

Captain Pengfei Zhang
PhD, Master Mariner

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Dr Pengfei Zhang has been working in the maritime industry for over 20 years, previously working as a master mariner, maritime lawyer dually qualified in England and Wales and China, senior executive in a large shipping group. He has gained hands-on experience covering almost the full spectrum of maritime business, from ship building, to ship operations, and ship recycling. He practised as a maritime lawyer at Shanghai AllBrights Law offices before 2015, specialising in shipbuilding and financing, ship collision and SNP disputes.

With a PhD in international maritime studies, Pengfei has a distinguished track record in publications and conference speeches. He has authored/co-authored several books on maritime management and over 80 articles carried by prestigious journals, including (inter alia) Economic and Labour Relations Review, Industrial Relations Journal, Marine Policy, Journal of Navigation, international Economic Law.

With professional experience in the industry at a senior management level, Pengfei is well informed about the latest development of the maritime industry and well connected with a wide range of international organisations (IOs), non-government organisations (NGOs), and professional associations, such as the ILO, IMO, ITF, BIMCO, ISMA, ISF, NI and so on. He is a senior member of China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA), a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Further information

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

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Maritime Business

The maritime business sector is vast and fast moving, multidisciplinary and strongly influenced by geopolitical change. With shipping responsible for approximately 90% of...

BSc (Hons) Maritime Management Top-Up

Designed specifically for qualified seafarers, Solent’s maritime management top-up degree focuses on key management and business skills as well as shore-side maritime industry...

MSc International Maritime Business

Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme...

MSc International Maritime Business

Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme...

BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management

Ports are the economic drivers of a country’s economy and ships are the principal mode of delivery. As countries develop and their economies grow, reliance on ships and ports...