About Us

Compass Research International is a professional Market Research and Customer Survey consultancy firm providing specialised services to the transport sector including ports, terminals and shipping lines. We offer;

  • Custom market research and customer surveys to business requiring a detailed understanding of their competitive position from direct customer feedback and market place brand and customer satisfaction surveys
  • Benchmarking of Port and Terminal productivity and performance ranked by regional / global best practice

We operate internationally including Australia, New Zealand and in Asia Pacific Countries. We provide specialist services in seaborne trade, ports and shipping activity. We consult to the maritime and civil engineering sectors, as well as providing project management for a wide range of transport projects.

Industry Credibility

Compass Research is an affiliate business of AMSTEC Design Pty Ltd which is a registered consultant with the Asian Development Bank. Compass Research owners are transport industry professionals with backgrounds in management and business development.  As members of the Chartered Institute of Transport (F-CILTA) http://www.cilta.com.au/ and the International Association of maritime Economists (IAME) http://www.maritime-economists.org/ we are connected with the local and international freight and logistics community. For more information on our Transport Economics service click here.

We have been recognized for publishing a number of conference papers on supply chain economics and international shipping and in 2007 jointly won the award for best maritime paper of the year ‘An Alternative approach to Port choice selection’ and again in 2011  with the best paper prize for “Understanding mode choice decisions – a study of Australian freight shippers”. These papers are published and extracts can be viewed from following links:

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/mel/journal/v10/n1/abs/9100189a.html

http://www.porteconomics.eu/news/assoc-members-news/item/258-study-on-understanding-mode-choice-decision-wins-iame-2011-best-paper-prize.html