This page contains documents which have been published by the COA to provide a useful resource for its members.
Prevention of Pest Contamination of Containers: Joint Industry Guidelines for Cleaning of Containers
These guidelines have been prepared by COA, IICL, WSC and ICHCA International. they are complementary to the guidance given in the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing Cargo Transport Units (“CTU Code”) regarding prevention of pest contamination of containers.
COA Guidelines for Carriage of Cargo in Non-Operating Reefers
In order to minimise empty repositioning costs, container operators frequently use reefer containers in a “non-operating” mode to carry approved dry cargo – either on a return leg or to re-position the equipment without operating the refrigeration machinery.
Transporting “non-operating reefer” (NOR) cargo enables the carriage of additional cargo, where reefers need to be positioned for their next cargo move, but are competing for slot space with revenue-earning dry cargo.
Because of the differences between General Purpose and Refrigerated containers (both the design and the materials), the approval of NOR cargo – and the packing requirements – must be taken into account.
A new document entitled “Guidelines for the Carriage of Cargoes in Non-Operating Reefer Containers” has been published this month by the Container Owners Association – in conjunction with the CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) organisation (www.cinsnet.com). The Guidelines have been sponsored by the TT Club.
Industry Document Resources
- CIG Pest Control Statement 26 July 2021
- Prevention of Pest Contamination of Containers Members only
- Report on Availability of Waterborne Paints for the Container Industry Members only
- Guidelines for the Carriage of Cargo in Non-Operating Reefers Members only
- ISO 9897 - General Purpose Container Standard Members only
- ISO 9897 - Reefer Standard Members only
- ISO 9897 - Chassis Standard Members only
- ISO 9897 - Proposed Chassis Codes Members only