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Container Owners Association(C.O.A)

About the COA

The Container Owners Association was established in November 2004 as an international organisation representing the common interests of all owners of freight containers.

The principle aims of the COA are to provide global expertise, to promote common standards and to facilitate international lobbying. The Association is also intended to enhance co-operation between its members and other associated industry bodies in a number of fields.

Working Groups
A number of Working Groups have been established by the COA. Current Working Group activity is focused on: 

  • Container Repair
  • Container Coatings
  • Container Flooring
  • Containers and Flexitanks

For further information on current status, please visit the Members Area.


Full Membership of the COA is open to all owners of freight containers whose primary business is container operation and leasing. 

Associate Membership of the COA is open to other companies and individuals related to the container industry.

Group Membership of the COA is open to other organisations representing groups of individuals or companies related to the container industry.

Why join the COA?

By joining the COA, companies can become part of a global association, whose members are at the forefront of the container shipping business.

Benefits include:

  • Access to COA studies and reports
  • Participation in COA Working Groups and the opportunity to help formulate future COA strategy
  • Members-only newsletters
  • The opportunity to attend COA Members Meetings
  • The opportunity to participate in the COA stand at Intermodal exhibitions
  • Members offers

Membership Application To join the Container Owners Association, please:

- click HERE to download a PDF of the application form
- cliek
HERE to download a Word version of the application form



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