KOGA beefs up fleet and personnel as it eyes further expansion
KOGA Shipping, a breakbulk and project carrier headquartered in Houston, Texas has continued its expansion over the recent period. The company is delivering on its promise at the start of last year to build its voyages and trading areas beyond its traditional Americas with lines to Asia and Europe.
Over the recent months, the company has been on a fleet expansion path with the addition of a number of vessels to its operated fleet.
It has recently signed a multi-year charter of MV FWN Ranger, renamed KOGA Ranger. This flexible multipurpose vessel joined her sisters MV KOGA Revolution and MV KOGA Ruby to guarantee heavy-lift capacity to KOGA clients for years to come, the company said. The vessel features two 250-ton cranes.
Only a short time after, KOGA brought in its latest addition to the fleet, another sister vessel to the KOGA Ranger, the 500-ton heavy-lifter MV Industrial Royal that will be renamed KOGA Royal.
KOGA team is growing
The company has recently expanded its team, with the addition of Enrique Rodriguez Perdomo and Martha Gibson.
Rodriguez brings more than a decade of experience across worldwide bulk and breakbulk trades. KOGA aims to put to good use his customer focus and ability to work with both owners and cargo interests. Rodriguez will be based in Bogota, Colombia.
With further growth in mind, KOGA appointed Martha Gibson as director of finance. Gibson brings a wealth of experience as an International Controller at a multinational company, as well as expertise in finance and global operations to KOGA.