About Us

Our Vision: To be a leading provider of economic analysis and insights to our Port and Shipping clients and an organisation that continues to expand knowledge and new thinking in the maritime sector.

Our Mission: To support our clients through the provision of professional supply chain and maritime transport economic advisory services to deliver innovative solutions by combining practical experience with a clear understanding of our clients’ objectives and aspirations.

AMSTEC Design Pty Ltd is a registered consultant with the Asian Development Bank and World Bank.

We operate primarily in Asia Pacific Countries where we provide specialist services in seaborne trade, ports and shipping. We consult to the maritime and civil engineering sectors, as well as providing project management services.

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About the Owner

Adrian SammonsAdrian Sammons has over 25 years expanding experience in the shipping and transport related industries and in 2005 established an Independent Transport research and consultancy business ‘AMSTEC Design Pty Limited’.

Adrian has worked for ANL, K-Line and Swire Shipping Group, the latter holding CEO and Directorship roles and has recently been providing consulting services to both business and Government organisations in Australia and Internationally. Completing a two year contract in 2008 with the Dept of The Chief Minister in Northern Territory Government of Australia as Director of International Trade Development. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport (F-CILTA) http://www.cilta.com.au/ and a member of the International Association of maritime Economists (IAME) http://www.maritime-economists.org/

Adrian has published a number of conference papers on supply chain economics and international shipping and in 2007, Adrian jointly won the award for best maritime academic paper of the year entitled ‘An Alternative approach to Port choice selection’.

The Korea Association of Maritime Industry recognized the study that won the 2011 IAME Best Paper award for a second time. The study co-authored by PortEconomics associate member Mary Brooks, Sean Puckett, David Hensher and Adrian Sammons, “Understanding Mode Choice Decisions: A Study of Australian Freight Shippers”, was awarded the prize at the IAME 2011 Award Ceremonies in Taipei on 8 September.

Both papers have been published and you can view extracts or purchase copies from the following links: