- Visiting Fellow, University of Plymouth Marine Institute.
- Paul has been involved in the international shipping industry for over 50 years, having entered HMS Conway Merchant Navy Training School at the age of 13, and later undertaking a Deck Officer apprenticeship with Alfred Holt and Company of Liverpool.
- In 1979, Paul joined Plymouth's School of Maritime Studies as a lecturer and embarked on an academic career, undertaking an MSc International Shipping in 1986. He retired in the summer of 2014 following time as Leader of the International Shipping and Logistics Group (2000-06) and Associate Director of the Marine Institute (2006-14). In retirement Paul continues his interests in the industry through work with many external organisations, including the Nautical Institute, Maritime Foundation and the South West Ports Welfare Group. He is an active member of PYNDA.
Denis Atnaguzins – Joint Secretary
"Graduate of BSc Maritime Business and Maritime Law (2007 - 2010 class), at University of Plymouth. My first professional engagement within intentional shipping was with Italian shipping giant Grimaldi. The group of family owned companies having a solid fleet of roro, ropax, ferries, and deepsea conro and roro type vessels specialised in shortsea and deepsea trades within Continent, Mediterranean, and Southern Atlantic. During years 2011 to 2014 I have worked as Commercial Specialist within Project cargo department, and Traffic and Planning Specialist within Traffic and Operations department.
In early 2014 I have made a sharp turn into Dry Cargo Brokering environment. I have been given a chance to join renowned London based brokering shop Galbraith's where I put my determination on the line and faced the most challenging Dry cargo market of all times. Thanks to my determination and focus, even then I was still able to establish strong professional relationships with new and established clients, as well as create new numbers of deals. I have carried huge chunk of my current professional expertise from those challenging years in shipbroking.
Currently I am back with owners, and back to Roro business in a role of Fleet Deployment Analyst at CLdN (Cobelfret). CLdN is a Roro division of a family owned group of companies with a head office in Luxembourg. Within shipping group company owns fleet of Roro type ferries, various size bulkers, roro terminals, agencies, and logistical subsidiary. My main objective within my current role is to monitor, supervise and analyse with commercial acumen the movements and schedules of a fleet of about two dozens of roro ferries."
Dr Sarah Tuck
- Lecturer in Maritime Business, University of Plymouth.
- Sarah served in the Merchant Navy for 12 years as a deck officer and qualified as a Master Mariner. Her research interests include sustainable ports and shipping, qualitative research methods and short sea shipping.
- Sarah’s role on the PYNDA Committee is to connect the Committee to University of Plymouth staff and students.