Le Meridien Hotel, San Francisco
Thursday September 25th, 2014
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There are just two weeks to go before the COA’s North American Meeting, so register now if you are planning to attend. Join over 50 participants who have already registered for the Meeting.
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The Meeting will provide an opportunity for current and prospective COA Members to discuss a wide range of container issues and COA projects, including:
· Future Trends and Developments in the Container Industry
· Ports and Shipping on the US West Coast
· Container Retail Market: Finance and Operation
· Environmental Issues – including the Impact of Storm-water run-off on the industry
· Container Coatings: latest developments/regulations in China
· CINS – the Cargo Incident Notification System
· Flexitanks: Launch and Promotion of PAS 1008
· IT Options for the Container Industry
IT Options in Focus
The COA has been conducting a survey of industry practices and concerns related to the use of Information Technology in the container industry. The survey has been distributed to targeted IT professionals and senior managers in all areas of the industry (shipping lines, leasing companies, depots, survey companies and IT service providers). The COA’s goal is to determine what kinds of issues the industry feels need attention and improvement (for example: Business processes and practices that rely on information technology; Specific technologies such EDI, mobile apps, XML and digital imaging; Standards.
One of the Sessions in the San Francisco meeting will focus on this particular topic, with the results of the Survey being presented and an opportunity for participants to discuss and agree the work that could be undertaken by the COA.
Companies involved in the Flexitank business, or are interested in a better understanding of the work that the COA has been involved in to develop a PAS (Publicly Available Specification) to improve flexitank quality and safety, can participate in a Flexitank Round-Table that is being organised as a break-out session within the San Francisco Meeting. Further information from secretary@
Networking Cocktail Reception
The meeting will conclude with a networking Cocktail Reception for all participants, from 5pm to 7pm.