Austral Asian Maritime Group Pty Ltd
About Us  
Anil Bhatia - Managing Director. Anil is a Master Mariner with many years at sea in command of a variety of vessels.
Starting his own business in 2001 under the banner of Austral Asian Maritime Group Pty Ltd, the company was a founder shareholder, and Anil was a Director of Australian Maritime Service- the first ever towage company to start as a rival to Adsteam, who enjoyed a monopoly for 28 years. The towage service began in Melbourne, and expanded to Brisbane within twelve months, at which time Anil decided to sell his shares within AMS. AMS still operates and has since further expanded to Sydney (Botany Bay).  Anil is presently a director and shareholder with Ausport Marine.
  Anil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) and has gained a vast experience as a broker in Cargo and Ship Sale & Purchase.  
Roy O'Donnell - Marine Manager. Roy also is a Master Mariner with command experience in dry bulk, container and fast ferry vessels.
Roy joined AAMG in November 2005 as Marine Manager with key responsibilities covering the "nautical" side of the business. Roy's duties include ship inspections and surveys for clients, designated person ashore for ISM/ISO and cargo operations management. Roy wears two hats, representing AAMG's Quality Systems and V.Ships Quality Systems in Australia. Roy has also assisted shipowners in Australian waters when their vessels have had compliance problems with Australian  
David Baxendale - David brings in depth knowledge and experience in shipping including bulk trades, LPG, Oil and Chemical Carriers. David also gained experience in the offshore industry in AHTS vessels, DP dive support and floating oil storage vessels. Surveillance during construction of the ESSO/BHP offshore platform ‘BREAM’.   CLICK HERE

Bev Pinto - is a Master Mariner with extensive off shore and on shore marine experience in senior management capacities with Mobil, NOL & APL, and joined the AAMG team in 2014 as Operations Manager. Bev transitioned from sailing when he was appointed APL India's Operations and Logistics Manager and thereafter as the Sales Manager with responsibility for the company's commercial and operational functions in India and later Australia. He also served in commercial trade management roles at Swire shipping, Kuehne & Nagel and later as Trade manager responsible for India at DHL Global Logistics, encompassing International transport and strategic business development across global supply chains for both Air and Ocean cargoes.

In addition, Bev is also DP certified, qualified marine accident investigator, auditor and Rightship inspector and is currently responsible for the operational management of the AAMG fleet of commercial vessels, performance of pre-purchase, condition and off-hire vessel surveys including maintenance of class, attendance at slippings, Rightship inspections and stevedoring operations. Bev is driven to meet high customer expectations in a globally competitive industry.
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