8th COA Members Meeting


187 Participants attend Shanghai Conference

8th COA Members Meeting - Shanghai

These presentations are publicly available:

Report on COA Activities 2010/2011
Report on Korea Branch Activities 
Report on Cargo Incident Notification System 
Patrick Hicks
Secretary Container Owners Association

These presentations need your Login and Password:

Widening the Panama Canal: Impact on Container Shipping 
Oscar Bazan 
Marketing Manager 
Panama Canal Authority

Trends in Container Ports and Handling Technology
James Huang
Director, Transport & Logistics
Equipment Bureau Veritas

The Yangtze River as a Multimodal Artery
Jon Monroe
Jon Monroe Consulting

Evolution of rail container traffic in China 
Frederic Campagnac
Transport Consultant
Clevy China

Container developments in India
Biswanath Bose
Seabreeze Marine Engineers and Consultants

Container manufacturing: current status, future challenges
Angela Wang
Vice President
Dong Fang International Container

Update on ISO Container Standards 
Jørn Heerulff
Convener of TC104/SC4/WG3
Vice President and Nordic NRO
Bureau International des Containers (BIC)

Technology innovation presentations

  • Cosco Kansai Coatings
  • 3M China
  • Future Box
  • BASF

COA Initiatives: Divisional Developments

A. Container Depot Division

Depot industry: time for global co-operation?

North America Perspective 
Mike Baldwin
ConGlobal Industries Inc

Belgium Perspective 
Marc Van Hoeydonck
President, Belgian Container Depots Association
GM Depots, Inchcape Shipping Service

China Perspective 
Oliven Liu Dongwha
Container Transportation

B. Container Suppliers Division

Common issues for container equipment suppliers
Kim Scheibel
Group Director

C. COA Flexitank Division

Update on COA Code of Practice 
Chris Thornton
COA Flexitank Manager

Day 2 - Break-out Sessions Divisional Meetings and Working Groups

Development of Sustainable Flooring Solution

A presentation about the issues facing container shipping lines to develop a single, industry-wide, sustainable flooring solution was given by Frank Nachbar and Marc Weidemann. 

Establishment of Container Depot Division

Mike Baldwin was the Chairman of the Meeting where the Container Depot Divison was formed. During the presentation, the issues that the Division will review were discussed and a PowerPoint was created

Establishment of COA Suppliers Division

A meeting of container equipment suppliers was moderated by Kim Scheibel. A number of topics for this Division were raised. A PowerPoint reviewing the discussion was prepared and can be downloaded

Flexitank Seminar

The COA Flexitank Seminar was presented by Chris Thornton, COA Flexitank Manager; and Peter Hartwig, Technical University of Dresden.

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Flexitank growth & the need for the Code of Practice
  • Rail Impact Test: Status Report 
  • Code of Practice Review: Testing of Flexitank Materials 
  • Code of Practice Review: Incident Management, Insurance & Responsibilities
  • Controlling the cargoes that are shipped in flexitanks
  • Approaches in simulating Flexitank/Container interaction 
  • Developing an International Standard for Flexitanks
  • Establishment of COA Flexitank Division