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Marine Claims Expert Paul Johnston joins ABL

Marine claims specialist Paul Johnston has joined ABL – consultants in marine casualty management – in the role of client relationship director , part of the European maritime team. Johnston transitions to ABL after 11 years at NorthStandard Limited, where he occupied the role of senior claims executive.

Johnston’s primary focus will be to work closely with P&I providers and marine law firms to solidify relationships and augment the deliverable work product for these clients.

“I am delighted to have Paul join our ABL maritime team. Paul’s wealth of knowledge from his P&I club background, enables us to bring significant added value to clients across the insurance and legal industries. ABL is also the only consultancy to have an ex- P&I claims specialist in this unique client experience enhancing role,” says Paul Martin, Managing Director Maritime (Europe and W. Africa) at ABL.

Paul Johnston

A Master Mariner, Johnston’s background also includes 18 seafaring years in the merchant navy, working for major shipping companies like P&O Cruises, P&O Ferries, Maersk Norfolkline, and Meridian Marine Management.

Beyond his operational expertise, Johnston also brings his wealth of knowledge in P&I Insurance. This blend of hands-on and P&I focused experience further solidifies his stature in the marine insurance sector.

“I am really excited to bring my knowledge to the ABL Maritime team. I look forward to contributing to ABL’s expertise in P&I claims support, expert witness evidence and litigation in marine casualties. I believe that my background can ensure we provide the most pragmatic technical solutions to best serve the maritime insurance and legal industry,” says Paul Johnston.

ABL – part of the global consultancy ABL Group – provides specialist services in marine casualty management for P&I and hull & machinery (H&M) claims, salvage support services, expert witness and litigation support. With a legacy dating back to The Salvage Association, Braemar, and LOC – ABL has over 150 years of history in providing independent support to the maritime sector.
Source: ABL Group

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