13th COA General Meeting and COA Container Pavilion


Hamburg 2013: The COA organised its 13th General Meeting on Monday 7 October 2013 in Hamburg. On the following three days, it welcomed current and prospective Members to the COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe.

COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2013

13th COA Members Meeting

Over 120 delegates participated at the 13th COA General Meeting, taking place in Hamburg on Monday 7 October 2013.

Conference Sessions covered a wide range of COA activities, with special focus on Container Flooring and Paints, Depot Issues, Reefer Containers. There will be a chance for Members to review current progress and discuss future plans for the Association. 

COA Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2013

Intermodal Europe 2013 took place in Hamburg from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 October.

The COA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Pavilion’s sponsors, without whom it would not be possible to organise the Pavilion. This year’s COA Pavilion Sponsors are:

  • Baojun Paints
  • Blue Sky Intermodal 
  • Chugoku Marine Paints
  • IEA (Van Doorn, Gavan and Martec)
  • International Asset Systems
  • Guangzhou Jointas Chemical
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Suraloc
  • Taicang Saejin Container Components 




  • COA Introduction

  • World Economic Outlook & Impact on Container Shipping

  • Container Materials: Floors and Paints

  • IICL Floor Initiatives and IICL/COA Floor Audit Program

  • Waterborne Coatings for Containers

  • Counterfeit Refrigerants Overview & Reefer Service Directory

  • DuPont Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Global Initiative

  • Reefer Insulation Floam Blowing Agent Choices

  • Pros and Cons of Foam Blowing Agents

  • Planning Depot Infrastructure in Ports: Rotterdam

  • Depot Division Developments

  • A Standard for Minimizing Pest Movement in Containers