Membership Benefits

By joining the COA, companies can become part of a global association, whose members are at the forefront of the container shipping business. Benefits include:

  • Access to COA studies, reports and conference presentations 
    Recent reports include: 
    • Publication of an Annual Report on Alternative Flooring Systems
    • Publication of an Annual Report on Alternative Paint Systems
  • Participation in COA Working Groups and Projects.
    Current projects include:
    • The “Reefer Technical Forum”, aimed at sharing information about the recent problems caused by counterfeit refrigerants. A Directory of Reefer Service Centres and their testing facilities is being developed
    • Management of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) project permitting shipping lines to share information about cargo incidents and accidents
    • Development of a PAS (Publicly Available Specification) based on the COA Recommended Code of Practice) for the manufacture and operation of Flexitanks
    • Opportunity for COA Members to participate and benefit from the IICL’s Audit Progam of Plywood Floor Factories
    • Establishment of a Container Depot Division, permitting Depots to share industry best practice
    • Access to information and technical bulletins published by ICHCA International
  • Members-only newsletters
  • Special rates at COA Members Meetings

Contact us for more information about joining.