Conference Presentations

A total of 145 delegates participated at the 11th COA Members Meeting in Amsterdam on Monday 26 November 2012. Presentations can be downloaded by COA Members:

Parallel Session A: Container Refrigerants
Update on the current status regarding counterfeit refrigerants and contaminated refrigeration machinery
Mark Bennett
Senior Vice-President, Triton Container
Moderator, COA Reefer Forum

Gas Sniffer Tube Testing
Marco Kramer
Holland Reefer Service

Lars van Ham

GC Lab Testing
Miranda den Heijer
Sales Executive ARA
Inspectorate, The Netherlands

Parallel Sesssion B: Cargo Operations – CINS and Flexitanks
Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) – Status Report
Dirk Vande Velde – Chairman, CINS
Corporate Manager – MSC Chemical Transports,
Director Environmental and Social Business Affairs

CINS: Analysing Operational Information on Cargo and Container Incidents
Peregrine Storrs-Fox
Risk Management Director
TT Club

COA Flexitank Developments: Updated to Code of Practice
Chris Thornton
COA Flexitank Manager

COA Flexitank Developments: the need for an International Standard
Andrew Watson
Director, Braid Logistics

COA Flexitank Developments: Status report on the Publicly Available Standard (PAS) for Flexitank Manufacturing
Patrick Hicks
COA Secretary

Update on the IMO / ILO / UN ECE Guidelines for packing Cargo Transport Units (CTUs)
Bill Brassington
ETS Consulting

Plenary Session: Container Industry Developments
COA Status and Developments
Bernard Isoard
Chairman, COA

IPPC: Minimising Pest Movement by Container
Mike Downes
Senior Technical Expert, Maersk Line
Member of the IPPC Expert Working Group

COA Depot Division
Marc Van Hoeydonck
General Manager, Depots – Inchcape Shipping Services
Chairman, Belgian Container Depots Association

Quality Control of Plywood Panels
Dr Roland Karnbach
German Container Depot Association

Alternative Materials Session: Container Flooring and Container Paints
Nigel Stribley
Director, Blue Sky Intermodal
Co-ordinator, COA Alternative Materials Working Group