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COA Guidelines for Carriage of Cargo in Non-O...

COA Guidelines for Carriage of Cargo in Non-Operating Reefers

In order to minimise empty repositioning costs, container operators frequently use reefer containers in a “non-operating” mode to carry approve...


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INDUSTRY ALERT - Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Owne...

INDUSTRY ALERT - Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Ownership and Return of Leased Containers

In connection with the filing by Hanjin Shipping for bankruptcy: A list of owners of various types of containers (with prefixes) which were previou...


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At last: Container Shipping Industry to Benef...

At last: Container Shipping Industry to Benefit from Harmonised Interchange Inspection Criteria

In a significant breakthrough for the container shipping business, the two criteria currently used when inspecting containers during the interchang...


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Chinese box manufacturers commit to waterborn...

Chinese box manufacturers commit to waterborne coatings

The latest Report from the Alternative Materials Committee of the Container Owners Association (COA) reveals that four of China’s largest contain...


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Latest COA Waterborne Coatings Report Publish...

The latest “COA Report on Waterborne Coatings” has been published. The Report reveals that there has been a move towards the use of water borne...


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COA April 2015 Newsletter...

The COA's April 2015 Newsletter is now available. To download, click HERE....


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Understanding CSC: Download the Guide...

A presentation explaining the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) has been prepared by the Common Interchange Criteria (CIC) Group of leasing comp...


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ISO Cedex Codes...

The ISO Cedex Codes are available to download: ISO 9897 General Purpose Container Standard ISO 9897 Proposed General Purpose Container Codes ...


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COA Flexitank Division: Status Report...

Updated Flexitank Compliance list on COA website The use of flexitank systems (flexitanks fitted within an ISO container) for the transport of ...


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COA publishes latest "Report on Alternative M...

COA container floors report reveals bamboo still top choice as search for tropical hardwood alternatives continues The latest report on ‘Alte...


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Intermodal Asia 2015 - Download the Event Bro...

Informa Exhibitions, organisers of Intermodal Asia 2015, Shanghai (24-26 March 2015), have published Event Brochures in English and Chinese. To...


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COA 2015: Projects, Activities and Events...

THE CONTAINER OWNERS ASSOCIATION IN 2015 A. COA Divisions and Technical Projects The COA is active with a number of technical projects in 2...


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Important Information about COA 2015 Membersh...

2015 COA MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES Please note the following information regarding the COA Membership Certificates: The COA Membership Ce...


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Successful COA Container Pavilion at Intermod...

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COA September 2014 Newsletter...

The September 2014 COA Newsletter has been published...


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COA August 2014 Newsletter...

The COA August 2014 Newsletter has been published....


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New international specification for flexitank...

A new international specification, aimed at improving the quality of flexitanks used for the transport of bulk liquids inside freight containers, w...


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COA Appoints New Board Members...

The Container Owners Association is pleased to announce that it has added two new members to its Board of Directors. The two new Board Members are ...


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COA April 2014 Newsletter...

The COA April Newsletter is available to download  ...


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Liner ‘Cargo Incident Notification System...

Records captured in the specialist Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) database have increased by about 65% during 2013, according to a repor...


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COA report shows fall in use of waterborne co...

The COA has published the latest "Waterborne Coatings for the Container Industry" Report...


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COA Report Reveals Increased Use of Bamboo fo...

The latest Survey published by the Container Owners Association on “Alternative Flooring Systems for Shipping Containers” shows a rise in the u...


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Important Information about COA 2014 Membersh...

Important information regarding the COA Membership Certificates  ...


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COA Publishes Latest Report on Alternative Ma...

The COA has published the 6th Revision to its Report on Alternative Systems for Container Floors...


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Cargo Incident Notification System wins Conta...

CINS – the Cargo Incident Notification System established in 2011 by five of the world’s largest shipping lines – has today been awarded this...


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Container floor audit programme now available...

From 1 November 2013, all container owners who are Full Members of the Container Owners Association can benefit from the Container Floor Quality As...


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COA Directory of Global Reefer Service Facili...

Five separate explosions relating to refrigerated container compressors were reported in 2011. Counterfeit refrigerants were reported to be the cau...


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Incident Notification System reveals cargo mi...

CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System, has identified that 24 percent of cargo incident cases through the supply chain are due to mis-declar...


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COA works with BSI on new standard for flexit...

The use of flexitanks for transporting bulk liquids inside freight containers has increased significantly over the last ten years, from an estimate...


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New Website Launched...

After eight years, The COA has launched a new website, giving members and potential members a wide range of relevant industry information and resou...


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Updated COA Report on Water-Based Paints for ...

Updated COA Report on Water-Based Paints for the Container Industry The COA's New Materials Committee has published the second Revision to its ...


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Message to COA Members from the COA Chairman...

The COA Chairman, Michael Callus, has written a message to Members, giving details of the COA's activities and working programme for 2013....


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