The region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry

Kasey Eckstein

Founder & Executive Director, WIMOs President, Eckstein Trade & Transport

Kasey Eckstein is the President of Eckstein Trade & Transport and the Executive Director of WIMOs Association. In 2017, Kasey founded WIMOs Association, which is an organization for Women In Maritime Operations. The WIMOs mission is to Educate, Engage and Elevate women working for maritime operators and in just 5 years since its foundation the organization is approaching 600 individual members and 150 member companies in 26 states. After years of employers approaching Eckstein looking for quality female candidates due to her involvement with WIMOs, she founded Eckstein Trade & Transport “ET&T”. ET&T is a woman-owned recruitment firm specializing in female placement services in the Maritime Industry. Kasey also provides freight brokerage services through a partnership with KMG Logistics Asset Management: If it can move, KMG can move it.
Kasey currently sits on the Advisory Board for Breakbulk Americas, was a 2021 recipient of Marine Log Magazine’s Top Women In Maritime, the youngest Director to ever sit on the board of the Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council and she was a recipient of the Inland Marine Expo's 40 Under 40 award in 2018. 


Event Program Sessions

Talent Gap and Future of Work

The breakbulk industry continues to suffer from a growing talent gap, which was exaggerated by the challenges of the recent pandemic. It is cited by many across the industry as being one of the biggest challenges they are facing, so it is key to understand why it exists, and what we can do to overcome it. This panel will bring together both new recruits and industry veterans who will discuss their thoughts on this topic, from new ways of working to salary expectations, hopefully we find the key to ensuring the best talent joins the industry for it to continue reaching its potential in the future.

Thursday 29 September 12:50 - 13:30 Room 1

Add to calendar 09/29/2022 12:50 09/29/2022 13:30 Talent Gap and Future of Work

The breakbulk industry continues to suffer from a growing talent gap, which was exaggerated by the challenges of the recent pandemic. It is cited by many across the industry as being one of the biggest challenges they are facing, so it is key to understand why it exists, and what we can do to overcome it. This panel will bring together both new recruits and industry veterans who will discuss their thoughts on this topic, from new ways of working to salary expectations, hopefully we find the key to ensuring the best talent joins the industry for it to continue reaching its potential in the future.

Breakbulk Main Stage