Container Owners Association

The latest activities of the COA - Working Groups, Technical Reports, Members Meetings and Presentations. Read more

COA Projects


A Reefer Technical Forum to share information about the recent reefer unit problems


A forum where Container Depots around the world are able to share and discuss issues of common interest


Development of a recommended Code of Practice for the manufacture and operation of Flexitanks


Management of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) project permitting shipping lines to share information about cargo incidents and accidents 


Publication of reports on Alternative Flooring Systems and Alternative Paint Systems


Endorsement and Promotion of the Common Interchange Criteria (CIC) as the global off-hire interchange standard for dry freight containers

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