20th COA Members Meeting

Amsterdam - Monday 27 November 2017




20th COA Members Meeting, Amsterdam – Monday 27 November 2017: UPDATED AGENDA PUBLISHED, PLAN NOW TO PARTICIPATE

The updated Conference Agenda for the 20th COA Members Meeting - taking place at the Hilton Hotel Apollolaan, Amsterdam, on Monday 27 November 2017 - has been published.

To view the Conference Agenda, click HERE.

  • The Registration Fee for COA Members is: 295 Euros. For Non-Members, it is 495 Euros
  • To register, click HERE

Plenary Session on Trends in Global Trade and the Container Shipping Industry

The conference timetable will feature a mid-morning start (registration/coffee from 10:30 onwards), with a Plenary Session - including keynote sessions - before lunch.

Keynotes will include presentations on the impact of World Container Trade on the Container Shipping Industry and an analysis of changes in the Container Leasing/Manufacturing Industry.

There will also be a review of the impact of Hanjin Line Bankruptcy (one year on)

The morning session will conclude together with a report on the IPPC meeting on Container Cleanliness


Parallel Session A: Technical Developments

After lunch, the conference will divide into two parallel sessions

One session will focus on key technical issues: Paints, Flooring, Cargoworthy Standards, SOC Acceptance Criteria, Reefer Containers and IT Systems.

The COA will present a number of draft COA recommended guidelines and reference documents


Parallel Session B: Flexitank Conference

Parallel with the Technical Session, there will be the COA Flexitank Division Meeting

  • The Meeting will include discussion on: COA Flexitank Quality Management System; Shipping Line perspective on Flexitank Shipments; Review of Flexitank Rail Impact Testing Procedure; and Technology developments

Meeting Sponsorship Opportunity

Companies wishing to maximise their profile at the COA Meeting can take advantage of several Sponsorship Opportunities.

To view the Conference Sponsorship Package, click HERE

Hotel Room Bookings: Special Rates for Delegates

Special rates are available for Participants wishing to stay at the Hilton Hotel.

The rate for a King Deluxe Guest Room is: 219 Euros.To reserve a room, click on the following link: HILTON

Sponsors of the COA Exhibition stand at Intermodal Europe 2017:


  • 1-coa-amsterdam-2017-abn-amro.pdf

  • 2-coa-amsterdam-2017-bennett.pdf

  • 3a-coa-amsterdam-2017-wsc.pdf

  • 3b-coa-amsterdam-2017-ippc.pdf

  • 4-coa-amsterdam-2017-posthanjin.pdf

  • 5-coa-amsterdam-2017-coa-overview.pdf

  • 6-coa-amsterdam-2017-flexitank-wg.pdf

  • 7-coa-amsterdam-2017-hapaglloydflexitanks-.pdf

  • 8-coa-amsterdam-2017-waterborne-transitionppt.pdf