7th COA Members Meeting


Overview

A total of 145 delegates attended the 7th COA Members Meeting, which took place at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, on Monday 7 June 2010

A total of 145 participants participated at the 7th COA Members Meeting. The Keynote Panel included presentations from: Kong Fanhua (left), Manager of Shipping Research Dept, COSCO R&D Center; Ben Hackett (2nd from left), Hackett Associates; and Cathy Gao (right), Overseas Marketing Director, CXIC. The Session Moderator was MiBen Hackett Kong Fanhua Cathy GaoThe Conference Presentations generated interesting Q & A SessionsThe Conference Presentations generated interesting Q & A SessionsSession 2 was moderated by COA Director Paul Merritt (2nd from right), Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing, GE SeaCo. Presentations were made by Paul Erik Andersen (left), Chief Commercial Officer, Brigantine Group, Hong Kong; Lindsay Carthew (2Reginald Lee President of the International Tank Container Organisation.The Panel for the Environment Session (from L to R): Angela Wang, Vice President, Dong Fang International Container; Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation; Nigel Stribley, Director, Blue Sky Intermodal; Michael Callus, Vice President ContIn addition to the Conference Sessions, there were a number of networking opportunities for delegates throughout the day

The Conference covered a number of key issues:

  • Tracking the container shipping recovery - is it sustainable?
  • Container Shipping Market: Now and in the Future
  • Container manufacturing: prospects for 2010 and beyond
  • Container tagging standards
  • New challenges for the container depot industry
  • Progress on environmentally friendly paint systems
  • IICL Flooring Initiatives (Alternative Floor Design and Floor Audit Programme)
  • COA Recommended Code of Practice for Flexitanks
  • Shipping lines and tank container operators: improving operational co-operation
  • Current and future activities of the COA and its Regional Branches

Environmental Strategy for the Container Industry  The Conference concluded with a Panel Discussion on the development and implementation by the COA of an Environmental Strategy for the Container Industry.

Introduction and Welcome
Patrick Hicks  Secretary  Container Owners Association 

Tracking Recovery – Is it sustainable? 
Ben Hackett  Hackett Associates 

Container Shipping Market: Now and Future 
Kong Fanhua  Manager of Shipping Research Dept  COSCO R&D Center 

Container Manufacturing: 2010 and beyond 
Cathy Gao  Overseas Marketing Director  CXIC 

Smart and Secure Containers 
Dr. Zhou, Shouqin  Deputy General Manager  CMIC SSC 

COA Association Progress and Current Activities (to follow)
Paul Merritt  Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing  GE SeaCo 

Reports from COA Regional Branches:

1. Australasia Regional Branch
Lindsay Carthew  Director, SCF Group  Director, COA Australasia Branch 

2. Korea Regional Branch
BJ Chun  Managing Director, Boxjoin Ltd  Director, COA Korea Branch 

The depot industry: new challenges 
Paul Erik Andersen  Chief Commercial Officer  Brigantine Group, Hong Kong 

Progress on environmentally friendly paint systems 
Paul McCrory  Commercial Manager, Global Container  The Valspar Corporation 

Tagging zinc primer: new technology to ensure integrity of container coatings 
Lyle Small  Chromatic Technologies, Inc 

IICL Update 
Steven R. Blust  President  Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) 

Shipping Containers Marking - New Directions 
Eva Yang  Commercial Graphics Division  Displays & Graphics Business  3M China Limited 

Shipping lines and tank container operators: improving operational co-operation 
Reginald Lee  President  International Tank Container Organisation 

COA Recommended Code of Practice for Flexitanks 
Patrick Hicks  Secretary  Container Owners Association 

Panel Discussion: Developing and Implementing an Environmental Strategy for the Container Industry 

Introduction from the Session Moderator 
Nigel Stribley  Director  Blue Sky Intermodal 

Green Award Foundation 
Jan Fransen  Managing Director  Green Award Foundation

Pictures

  1. A total of 145 participants participated at the 7th COA Members Meeting.
  2. The Keynote Panel included presentations from: Kong Fanhua (left), Manager of Shipping Research Dept, COSCO R&D Center; Ben Hackett (2nd from left), Hackett Associates; and Cathy Gao (right), Overseas Marketing Director, CXIC. The Session Moderator was Michael Callus (2nd from right), Vice President, Containers, United Arab Shipping Company and COA Board Director
  3. Ben Hackett
  4. Kong Fanhua
  5. Cathy Gao
  6. The Conference Presentations generated interesting Q & A Sessions
  7. The Conference Presentations generated interesting Q & A Sessions
  8. Session 2 was moderated by COA Director Paul Merritt (2nd from right), Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing, GE SeaCo. Presentations were made by Paul Erik Andersen (left), Chief Commercial Officer, Brigantine Group, Hong Kong; Lindsay Carthew (2nd from left), Director, SCF Group and Director, COA Australasia Branch; and BJ Chun (right), Managing Director, Boxjoin Ltd and Director, COA Korea Branch
  9. Reginald Lee President of the International Tank Container Organisation.
  10. The Panel for the Environment Session (from L to R): Angela Wang, Vice President, Dong Fang International Container; Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation; Nigel Stribley, Director, Blue Sky Intermodal; Michael Callus, Vice President Container, UASC; Kim Scheibel, Group Director, Hempel; and Brian Darnowski, Vice President Operations, Triton Container
  11. In addition to the Conference Sessions, there were a number of  networking opportunities for delegates throughout the day

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