KOGA Shipping enters the market as a strategic partnership between King Ocean Services and a small team of experienced, Houston-based executives

KOGA Shipping acting as agents provides global logistics solutions specializing in project, breakbulk and bulk cargoes. The company operates modern multipurpose, heavylift, and bulk vessels to meet our clients’ varied requirements. Clients will benefit from a network, knowledge, and experience that comes only by operating thousands of successful voyages over the last three decades and carrying cargoes of all kinds – from containers to 1,500 mton reactors.

A message from our team

There has never been more value in dealing directly with decision makers than in today's global economy. Companies today often struggle for relevancy as their suppliers gear their businesses and skew their resources towards their largest customers. We all know the frustration of being unable to get a clear answer in a timely manner. At KOGA our focus will be to provide clients with accessibility, honesty, and a culture built around finding the best solutions quickly.


Mr. Maruri is a 26 year industry veteran having spent the first 25 years in several executive roles with the market-leader in Americas breakbulk trade. During the 18 years he lived in Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico he opened several offices and managed numerous successful partnerships and joint ventures. After his time in Latin America Mr. Maruri returned to the US to lead the Carrier’s commercial efforts in the Americas.

Mr. Lopez has held several executive roles within the maritime industry for the past 12 years including Sales, Chartering and Line Management. Most recently Mr. Lopez managed two liner services for the longstanding market leader in Americas breakbulk liner trade.

Mrs. Irias leads KOGA sales efforts and is focused on strengthening our relationships with clients and agents. During her seven years in the industry Mrs. Irias has worked for two market-leading carriers specializing in the service requirements of forwarders, EPCs and energy clients.

Ms. Tijerina manages KOGA import, export documentation, traffic and customer service and brings eleven years of experience focused on management and improvement of documentation and cargo flow processes.