Container Owners Association

Focusing on efficiency, safety and sustainability

The international organisation representing the common interests of owners of freight containers. The principle aims of the COA are to promote common standards and safe use of containers.

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COA Members Newsletter – July 2019

  This month: 23rd COA Members Meeting in Shanghai - May 2019 COA Flexitank meeting in Qingdao 24th COA Members Meeting: Hamburg, Monday 4 November 2019 COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2019 – Hamburg, 5-7 November 2019 COA Flexitank Meeting – Hamburg,...

“Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology” published

The Container Owners Association has published a “Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology”, providing container operators, leasing companies and other relevant stakeholders with an overview of the technology issues that they might face, and the choices...

Guidelines for in-depot testing of replacement container floorboards

The COA has published Guidelines for in-depot testing of replacement floorboards for containers. This technical document describes a test procedure designed to be undertaken within a depot to assess that replacement floor boards conform to the required specification...

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