ITCO 2024 Tank Container Depot Meeting

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Conference Agenda Published

The Conference Agenda, can be viewed and downloaded below.

Registration now open

Registration is now open for the next ITCO Meeting – which will focus on Tank Container Depots.

To register, click on this link ITCO DEPOT MEETING REGISTRATION

Taking place at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam on Friday 19 April, the Conference will cover a range of issues relating to tank container depot activity, investment and the relationship between depots and their clients. All Members who manage and interact with tank container depots are encouraged to participate.


Provide an ITCO platform to address, inform, and debate the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the global tank container Depot business, and its relevance to the whole tank container industry. The agenda will include safety, depot audits, standardization, and ESG aspects of depot operations as well as future capacity challenges in response to the growth in the tank container fleet.

Desired Outcome

An increased level of understanding of the role of depots in the ITCO eco-system, and an ITCO industry agreement on the path forward, providing support to Management Committee proposed Work Groups chartered to tackle specific issues such as depot audits, digitalization, standards, and sustainability.


The Meeting will commence with a Welcome Reception on the evening before the Conference (Thursday18 April).

Following a Networking Breakfast, Conference Sessions will commence at 09:30 on Friday 19 April – and the Meeting will conclude at 15:30.

The Agenda is as follows:

Thursday 18 April 2024

  • Welcome to Rotterdam Networking Reception (18:30-20:00)

Friday 19 April 2024

Session 1: Realities and Challenges of the Tank Container Depot Industry

  • The Tank Container Operator Perspective
  • Safety: Industry’s Top Priority
  • Development of a global Tank Container Depot Audit Scheme

Session 2: Developing Industry Standards

  • Efficient Communications – development of digital standards
  • Depot coding, geofencing and the BoxTech Global Container Database
  • ITCO Code of Practice: “Guiding Principles of Depot/Client Management”

Session 3: Safety and the Environment

  • Enhancing Safety: Video and Virtual Reality Technology
  • Safety Case Study: Implementing safe working practices
  • Recycling: Tides of transition - Sustainable development in container shipping
  • ITCO Project: Disposal of seals and gaskets; and update on PFAS regulatory process

Registration Details and Link

The Registration Fee to attend the Meeting is as follows:

ITCO Members: €295.00
Non-Members: €595.00

The Fee includes: two Receptions, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks and Conference Sessions.
To register, please click on this link: ROTTERDAM REGISTRATION

Special Room Rate at the Hilton Hotel

The Meeting will take place at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam.

Address: Weena 10, Rotterdam, 3012 CM, Netherlands

Delegates wishing to stay at the Hotel can benefit from a Special Room Rate of €260.00 pp (breakfast and wi-fi included).
To book your room, click on this link:

The link is valid only until 20 March, as the number of available rooms is very limited.


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