Conference Presentations

A total of 110 delegates participated at the 15th COA General Meeting, Rotterdam, on Monday 10 November 2014.

Conference Sessions covered:

Introduction and update on COA developments
Paul Merritt – Chairman, Container Owners Association

World Economy – walking on the tightrope
Ben Hackett – Director, Hackett Associates

Container manufacturing: market update
Johnny Yeung – General Manager Marketing, Singamas

Alternative Floor Materials
Nigel Stribley – Director, Blue Sky Intermodal

Floors: IICL Flooring Initiatives
Gary Danback – Technical Director, IICL – Institute for International Container Lessors

Bamboo Floors
Jerman Lau – Director, Nantong New Atlantic Forest Industry Ltd

Steel floors for containers
Frank Nachbar – Director, Container Engineering, Hapag Lloyd

COA IT Division
Mark North – Director, Centtra

Update on Chinese Regulations for Solvent Emissions
Martin Vlak – Global Business Director, Industrial Coatings, Regional Director Europe, DSM Coating Resins

Update on counterfeit/contaminated refrigerants situation
Mark Bennett – Senior Vice-President, Triton Container

Blowing Agent alternatives for refrigerated containers
•Mark Bennett – Senior Vice-President, Triton Container
•Patrick Clifford – Global Business Manager, Panel, Fluorine Products, Honeywell International Inc