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Kellie Irias

KOGA Shipping

Commercial Director

Kellie Irias serves as Director of Commercial Services for the multi-purpose breakbulk operator, KOGA Shipping. At the start of her career, she obtained invaluable experience at Intermarine and US Ocean building multi-modal, customized logistics solutions for an impressive portfolio of clients that included energy companies, freight forwarders, and EPCs.

In her current role Kellie develops, directs, and executes KOGA’s commercial strategies for the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

In addition to finding efficient liner and chartering solutions, Kellie develops turn-key logistics on land and at sea for new and current clients. Kellie also leads KOGA’s marketing and brand awareness strategies ensuring KOGA’s message and value propositions reach current and potential customers.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University-College Station.

Sessions With Kellie Irias

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 02:30pm - 02:50pm (CST) / 26/apr/2022 07:30 pm - 26/apr/2022 07:50 pm

    Executive Briefing: Update on ISPM-15 Violations, Mitigation Efforts and the Project Cargo Industry

    ISPM-15 regulations intended to prevent the importation of dangerous pests in dunnage and wood packaging material have had serious repercussions for the project and breakbulk industry. Infestations of the most dangerous pests can lead to re-exportation of full or part charters, an astronomically expensive and schedule-wrecking remedy. Although no shippers or carriers want to import pests that threaten US woodlands and forests, industry attempts to control or prevent the problem by working with the sources of wood packaging material and dunnage have been frustrating. In this executive briefing, Diana Davila, project director and Houston branch manager for UTC Overseas and a founding member of the Houston-based WPM-Dunnage Coalition, and Kellie Irias, commercial director for KOGA Shipping, will discuss progress made in managing ISPM-15 infestations and the practical realities of mitigating infested cargoes for affected clients.