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Coaltrans USA Hall of Fame: Kenneth Kisko

COALUSA’s Kenneth Kisko discusses how the coal market has changed over his 35 years in the industry…

From consolidation to international communication, coal trading and shipping in the US has seen significant changes, says Kenneth Kisko, principal at COALUSA. He would know - after 35 years in the business and five years of attending Coaltrans USA.



Ahead of the event, we’ll hear from businesses on how the industry has changed - and why Coaltrans USA is an important part of the year.

Coaltrans Conferences: How has the coal industry in the US changed since you started your career? 

Kenneth Kisko: There has been a consolidation to fewer large producers operating on a vastly improved international communication network that has rapid access to industry information. Financing and shipping logistics play a significant role in contract performance.

Coaltrans Conferences: What kinds of solutions does your business offer?

Kenneth Kisko: COALUSA offers consultation advice regarding structuring international coal and bulk cargo business, metallurgical coal and carbon product origination and related shipping and logistics. We also provide a full range of services regarding design, construction and performance evaluation of bulk handling facilities, freight contracts and shipping options via our partners. 

Coaltrans Conferences: What kinds of partnerships are important to you and your business?

Kenneth Kisko: Providing full range of solutions ranging from material selection, transportation, logistics and material handling options based on a long history working in senior management positions for major companies focused on international trade.

Coaltrans Conferences: How would you describe your experience at Coaltrans USA to someone who hasn’t attended before? 

Kenneth Kisko: Coaltrans USA provides an informative meeting format to effectively and efficiently engage with industry leaders exchanging viewpoints regarding market direction, trends and forecasts.

How do you think the US coal industry changed over the last 15 years? Tell us via Twitter or via our discussion on LinkedIn.

The Coaltrans USA Hall of Fame honours people and businesses who have attended the last five consecutive events. Join Kenneth Kisko and other Coaltrans USA Hall of Fame inductees at Coaltrans USA in Miami on February 5 and 6, 2015. 

This content is provided by Coaltrans Conferences for informational purposes only, and it reflects the market and industry conditions and presenter’s opinions and affiliations available at the time of the presentation.

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