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 Webinar – Thursday 22 October 2020

“The COVID-19 mystery: How did container shipping get it right? Where do we go from here?" Registration is open for the 1st COA Webinar, taking place on Thursday 22 October 2020: The topic of the Webinar is: “The COVID-19 mystery: How did container shipping get it...

COA October 2020 Newsletter

- Announcing: COA Members Webinar - COA Website – now available Worldwide with “.com” domain… - Reefer Telematics Work Group update and News Release - CTU “Quick Guide” published - 26,000 litre flexitanks – Code of Practice? - and more Read HERE...

Reefer telematics interoperability standard nears completion

The COA is taking the unprecedented step of proposing an open data classification schema for refrigerated containers and compatible wireless devices. The aim is to permit interoperability of telematics device data from the various solution providers in the maritime...

Global Groups Collaborate on Container Safety Improvements

The COA is one of five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations collaborating on the production of new guidance on packing standards for freight containers and other cargo transport units. Working together as the “Cargo Integrity Group”, the...

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