London, 12 April 2021: The Container Owners Association – the international organisation representing container shipping lines and container leasing companies worldwide – is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Colabello, Vice-President – Operations, SeaCube Container Leasing, to its Board of Directors.

The COA Board now comprises senior representatives from Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Matson Line, Seaco Global, Triton International Container, Blue Sky Intermodal and SeaCube Container Leasing. Its Chairman is Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, Head of Cargo Management, Maersk Line.

“The COA’s membership comprises owners of over 90 percent of the world’s container fleet – as well as important industry partners,” says Mr Colabello. “It is a great honour – both for me personally, and for SeaCube – to join the COA Board. Container owners will continue to face a wide range of technical and operational challenges, and I am looking forward to working with the COA Board to provide benefits to our Members. In particular, we will focus on promoting safety, improving efficiency, developing common standards and encouraging environmental best practices.”

Commenting on John Colabello’s appointment, Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, Chairman of the Board of the COA, says: “We are delighted to welcome John Colabello to the COA Board. John brings a wide range of expertise and experience to the Board, with particular knowledge of the reefer and M&R sectors. He has been a strong supporter of the COA for many years and John’s contribution to the COA will be both welcome and valuable.”