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 Pty Ltd is a registered consultant with Asian Development Bank and World Bank Group.

We operate primarily in Asia Pacific providing 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 holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA – Distinction) major in Shipping and Logistics and has over 30 years experience in the shipping and transport industries and in 2005 established an Independent Transport research and consultancy business ‘AMSTEC Pty Limited’.

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

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

In 2011, the Korea Association of Maritime Industry recognized the study that won the 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 Award Ceremonies in Taipei on 8 September 2011.

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