We have extensive experience in specialised areas of maritime technology enabling us to efficiently and effectively manage, construct and maintain aids to navigation networks, maritime information systems and associated maritime assets.
Australian Maritime Systems (AMS) was established with the objective of assisting the providers of maritime services with engineering support to provide high quality, innovative and cost effective systems of maritime service delivery.
We offer a wide variety of services including:
AMS has extensive experience in the design, installation and maintenance of Electronic Aids with clients both within Australia and abroad. The organisation has completed a number of projects over the years from large and complex Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS) overseas to Meteorological Ocean Sensors for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Our multi skilled workforce includes project managers, engineers, designers, technicians and mechanical tradespeople. In addition we have strategic alliances with companies that complement our core business and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide variety areas such as marine electronics, corrosion control and meteorological monitoring equipment.
AMS endeavours to stay abreast of the latest technology and products ensuring that when working with clients we are able to offer the most suitable and economical solution in the marketplace. Our level of expertise, multi-skilled workforce and strategic alliances allow us to provide our clients with turnkey solutions from the design phase through implementation phase and ultimately monitoring and maintenance.
Director from 18 August 2000
Bachelor of Arts and Law (Sydney University)
Appointed Chairman on 18 August 2000
Chairman of Audit and Remuneration Committees
Experience – Director of Trust Company Ltd (Chairman), Director of Servcorp Ltd (Chairman). Past Chairman of Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Adsteam Marine Ltd. Previous directorships include Stockland Trust Group, Advance Bank and TNT.
Managing Director (Executive)
Director from 14 July 2000
Bachelor of Engineering (Queensland University of Technology)
Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Deakin University)
Experience – Over 30 years experience in the design, construction and maintenance of navigational aids. Past Vice President of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities. Currently the Industrial Members’ representative on the IALA Governing Council.
Director from 28 November 2006
Bachelor of Engineering (University of Queensland)
Experience – 8 years experience in the marketing and operational design, construction and maintenance of navigational aids. Over 17 years’ experience in a large global engineering & manufacturing organisation covering sales, engineering, business development and R&D. Currently Chief Operating Officer responsible for operations within Australian Maritime Systems Ltd.
Director from 31 October 2008
Bachelor of Science (University of Western Australia)
Grad Dip Education (University of Western Australia)
Experience – 12 years’ experience in the marketing and operational design, construction and maintenance of visual and electronic maritime navigational aids. Over 10 years’ marketing experience in a large global organisation along with 15 years experience in the technical marketing and operation of Special Mission aircraft. Currently responsible for the marketing operations within Australian Maritime Systems Limited.
AMS has an extensive depth of Technical Capabilities with its staff being accredited across a wide range of industries. AMS has a multi skilled workforce which includes:
Collectively, AMS staff bring together hundreds of years experience in the area of Design and Technology, Asset Management and Maintenance/Support. AMS staff enthusiastically face the challenge of applying best practice engineering and technical services in a competitive market.
In-house skills for the customisation of electronic technology and ocean and land-based structures, enables AMS to offer a complete turnkey solutions. Strategic alliances with specialists, allow us to draw on a vast range of expertise to verify design data and confirm suitability of manufacturing and installation processes.
Our Electronics Technicians provide 24 hour on-call support to our clients. They regularly travel to client sites, often in remote locations to provide corrective and scheduled preventative maintenance. Maintenance activities require the use of a wide range of skills including mechanical, electrical and electronics. As such our technicians are highly capable and accredited in these areas. In addition they receive training on a regular basis for the products we support and maintain as well as training to ensure effective and safe operations especially in remote areas.
AMS has implemented a Business Management System (BMS) to administer its day to day operations. The manual defines AMS’ policies, processes and management practices to ensure Quality, Safety of Personnel and Protection of the Environment.
The system is compliant with the following:
AMS has gained corresponding accreditation for the above standards through Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI) or, where applicable, the Australian Federal Government. The BMS system is also compliant with Relevant State & Commonwealth Acts of Parliament, Regulations and Codes of Practice.
AMS is an Industrial Member of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and conforms to IALA policies and guidelines in formulating its designs and recommendations. In addition AMS is a member of the IALA council and plays a role in formulating policies and guidelines to ensure that the movement of vessels are safe, expeditious, cost effective and harmless to the environment.
AMS has several employees involved in the various boards and committees within IALA, which include:
AMS proudly announced that on 21 January 2014 we achieved the distinction of the Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) accreditation.
AMS is also a Corporate and Board Member of PIANC Australia. This ensures that AMS is involved in the establishment of best practice and standards in the development of infrastructure and operations of ports and waterways.