Conference Presentations

Over 200 delegates participated at the 12th COA Members Meeting in Shanghai on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May 2013. Presentations can be downloaded by COA Members.

Introduction and COA Report: Update on COA’s current activities, future strategy and development plans

Patrick Hicks
Container Owners Association

Session 1: Keynote Presentations

Container Shipping Industry: Prospects for 2013 and 2014

Shipping Line perspective

David Williams
Managing Director
Maersk China Shipping Company
Shanghai, China

Leasing Company perspective

Paul Merritt
Chief Operating Officer

Container Manufacturing perspective

Cathy Gao
Overseas Marketing Director
CXIC Group

Session 2: Shipping Containers and the Environment

China’s Environmental Policy Trends

Julie Walton
Chief Representative, The US-China Business Council

Session 3: Container Management and Cargo Safety

New ACEP rules and the Global ACEP Database Pilot

Douglas Owen
Deputy Secretary General
Bureau International des Containers (BIC)

COA Depot Division: Current Status, Future Activities

Michael Callus
Container Owners Association

Update and Progress on CINS – the Cargo Incident Notification System

Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen
Head of Cargo Management
Maersk Line

Parallel Session A: Counterfeit Refrigerants

Update on Current Status regarding Counterfeit Refrigerants and Contaminated Refrigeration Machinery

Mark Bennett
Senior Vice-President, Triton Container
Moderator, COA Reefer Forum

DuPont Initiatives to investigate and halt counterfeit refrigerants

Joyce Zhang
DuPont China

Parallel Session B: Flexitanks

Update on the COA Flexitank Programme, Code of Practice and PAS 1008

Chris Thornton
COA Flexitank Manager