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Container pavilion at transport logistic China 2010: Asia spurs on container transport worldwide

The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) and the Container Owners Association (COA) are sending their members and exhibition containers on a trip to Shanghai in June, where they will be signalling the revival of the container business by taking a container pavilion at transport logistic China. Asia’s most important exhibition for logistics, telematics and transport is taking place from 8 to 10 June 2010 in China at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Container transport worldwide has been showing signs of recovery since the start of 2010. Container shipping suffered particularly badly during the economic crisis, but AXS-Alphaliner is now reporting a slow but steady increase in the volume of goods. The thriving Asian economy  China overtook Germany as export world champion in 2009  is driving this development in particular. However experts do not expect supply and demand to even out again until 2012 at the earliest.

ITCO and COA members also want to benefit from the now ever-increasing east-west container traffic. At transport logistic China, from 8 to 10 June in Shanghai, over 20 companies will present all aspects of the safe transportation of mainly liquid products such as chemicals, gas or foodstuffs. ITCO president Reg Lee says Our participation reflects ITCO’s commitment to the Chinese market, which is increasingly becoming one of the most important sectors for the tank container business. Bernard Isoard, Chairman of the Container Owners Association adds: Shanghai 2010 is the most important meeting-point in the COA’s calendar. We will be discussing key issues relating to container transport, leasing, management and associated sectors.

Leading tank container operators such as Stolt, Hoyer, Suttons, VOTG, Newport and the InterBulk Group have already agreed to participate in the container Pavilion, as have tank container leasing companies such as Eurotainer, GE SeaCo, Trifleet and Multistar.

China has established itself as the main production centre for tank containers, and two of the leading manufacturers, CIMC and NT Tank, will also be exhibiting in the Pavilion. In addition, two of the main producers of tank container components, Girard and Perolo, will be taking part. The latest container technology will be on show in the Pavilion, with Langh Ship presenting its solutions for transporting steel coils. In addition, coatings specialist Valspar will be exhibiting its new range of environmentally-friendly materials, and the latest innovations in flexitank technology will be promoted by Environmental Packaging Technology.

Container certification is also an integral aspect of container manufacturing and management. Two of the world’s leading container classification societies, Lloyd’s Register and German Lloyd, will be presenting their services to the container shipping and tank container markets.

As part of transport logistic China, and complementary to the exhibition, two trade events on container transport are taking place on 9 June: the first is the Bremen Container Security Conference Solutions for Enhancing Container Security Worldwide, organised by the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) (German Logistics Association), the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Bremen Senate for Economic Affairs and Ports. The objective is to find a European solution, based on the US example of fully scanning their shipping containers, for instance by the use of satellite surveillance. Such a system is to be presented and discussed.

As part of transport logistic China, and complementary to the exhibition, two trade events on container transport are taking place on 9 June: the first is the Bremen Container Security Conference Solutions for Enhancing Container Security Worldwide, organised by the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) (German Logistics Association), the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Bremen Senate for Economic Affairs and Ports. The objective is to find a European solution, based on the US example of fully scanning their shipping containers, for instance by the use of satellite surveillance. Such a system is to be presented and discussed.

About transport logistic China
transport logistic China, the 4th International Exhibition for Logistics, Telematics and Transport, is being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China from 8 to 10 June 2010. 431 exhibitors from 46 countries presented their products and services at transport logistic China 2008 and Air Cargo China 2008. Over 11,215 visitors from 77 countries attended the international exhibition, which also featured an extensive programme of related events and conferences. For further information, go to: www.transportlogistic-china.com.
About Messe M’nchen International (MMI)
Messe M’nchen International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International Group) is one of the world’s leading trade-fair companies. It organizes around 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, MMI organizes trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. With six subsidiaries abroad  in Europe and in Asia  and 64 foreign representatives serving over 90 countries, MMI has a truly global network. Environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in all MMI’s operations, at home and abroad.

Source: VietnamShipper