Lewis Fung

Senior Consultant

Lewis joined Synergies as a consultant early in 2018. He holds a Masters degree in International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Ever since joining Synergies, he has been involved in WACC analyses and gained project experience in ports and rail transport. He also teaches classes in microeconomics at the University of Queensland.

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 3227 9543

Email: l.fung@synergies.com.au

Lewis Fung's Recent Projects

Case study

Assessing the economic impacts of port maintenance dredging

The maintenance of port depths sufficient to accommodate the safe and efficient operation of vessels is a core responsibility for all port authorities. North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) is currently undertaking a Sustainable Sediment Management assessment for the Port of Mackay to determine the best long term approach to sediment management. NQBP engaged Synergies to assess the economic impacts under the scenario in which regulatory approval for maintenance dredging was not secured, including the impact ...

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Improving competitiveness of coastal shipping

In recent years, Synergies has been working with Ports Australia to identify potential opportunites for coastal shipping to play a greater role in the domestic freight task. This follows numerous parliamentary inquiries into challenges associated with developing a stronger coastal shipping industry in Australia. Together with Ports Australia, we completed several case studies which identified particularly commodity supply chains where coastal shipping had been successful, together with areas of opportunity. Synergies has welcomed this opportunity ...

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Assessing the economic benefits of road upgrades for freight supply chains

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) wanted to demonstrate the economic benefits to the state of Queensland and regional industry in North Queensland of coordinating upgrades to the road and port network to achieve supply chain efficiencies.

NQBP required a comprehensive, evidence based assessment of the productivity benefits that are likely to be achieved from road upgrades and other measures designed to improve heavy vehicle access to the Port of Mackay. Synergies assisted NQBP and ...

Insight

Mobility – what are the actual costs?

Increasing population and urban density are changing transport infrastructure requirements in many cities and regions in Australia. Efficient transport planning is becoming increasingly important to support future economic prosperity and for meeting community expectations.

Report

Economic assessment of exclusive licensing of towage services at Port of Gladstone

Gilbert & Tobin engaged Synergies to provide advice in relation to a challenge by its client Svitzer to the Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC’s) intention to maintain exclusive licensing of harbour towage service. Synergies’ advice was an economic assessment of the underlying assumptions and arguments used to support this exclusive towage licencing arrangement, including information disclosed in King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM’s) submissions and Price Waterhouse Coopers’ (PwC’s) supporting submission.

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