Port Development

Simulations for optimizing new ports and infrastructure developments.

Building a new port, expanding an existing one or introducing new infrastructure, are complex, expensive projects loaded with risk.

The AMC Search Port Development service significantly reduces those risks for developers by providing informed data for planners to make decisions based on a deep understanding for how a new port development will function in real life, and how vessels will use them.

The service helps developers to obtain a maximum ROI as designs can be changed or adapted well before work begins on site avoiding the unexpected and expensive mistakes. 

Simulation services

  • Port Masterplans
  • Design of approach channelsbasins
  • Design of turning basins
  • Positioning of navigational aids
  • New jetty layout
  • Berthing design
  • Design of container terminals
  • Ship passing, mooring studies
  • Area and vessel model making

Past projects

  • Port of Tauranga: Channel deepening and widening project
  • Flinders Ports: Risk management through simulation project
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation: Whole port operations simulation training program
  • Port Melville: Woodchip export trials
  • Port Authority New South Wales, Newcastle: – Risks assessed training system
  • Browse Gas Basin: Risk assessment study for deep draught vessels
  • Rio Tinto Aluminium: Feasibility and ship handling safety study for new berths
  • BMXA Coal: Ship handling and safety study


To discuss specific project requirements, please contact Capt. Richard Dunham, Manager Commercial SImulations on 03 63249850 or email richard.dunham@amc.edu.au