The 21st COA Members Meeting will take place at the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore, on Wednesday 20 June 2018. There will be a networking “Welcome to Singapore” Reception for all participants on Tuesday 19 June. And a Post-Conference Cocktail Reception after the Conference. On Thursday 21 June 2018, delegates will be able to participate in a visit to the Cogent Sky Depot, for practical sessions.


Morning Sessions on 20 June will include presentations on key Container Shipping issues, including: Shipping Trends and Prospects, Container Manufacturing and Management, New Technology. During the afternoon, the Conference will divide into two parallel sessions: Container/Technical Projects and Flexitank Developments.

The Container/Technical Projects will include the following:

  • New Information Technology for Container Management
  • Container Tracking and Tracing
  • Recommended COA Cargoworthy Criteria
  • Waterborne Coatings
  • Reefer Containers and Refrigeration Machinery
  • Container Flooring

The Flexitank Session will include:

  • Shipping line flexitank update
  • Technology developments
  • 40ft containers
  • Reefer containers
  • FMC representation

Depot Visit

On Thursday 21 June, we are organising a visit to the Cogent Sky Depot, where there will be some practical demonstrations. These will include a review of:

  • Cargoworthy Criteria Comparisons
  • Short Span Test for Floors


The Registration Fee for the Conference is as follows: 325 Euros for COA Members and 595 Euros for Non-Members

To register for the Conference, please click on his link: REGISTER

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