Brian Gicheru Kinyua

gicherubrian52@gmail.com

Brian Gicheru Kinyua is a freelance writer based in Mombasa City, Kenya where he researches and writes on logistics and the African Blue Economy. His primary focus is on shipping and ports development in Sub-Saharan Africa and how it fits into the global maritime order. He also provides consulting services in communications and public relations. For feedback, he may be reached at gicherubrian52@gmail.com.

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The First Mombasa Port Visit in Over a Decade by a U.S. Naval Vessel

On Monday, the U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived at the Mombasa Port as part of it...

Stranded Syrian Seafarers Given Nod to Sell Ship at Mombasa Port

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Tanger Med Port Outperforms Expectations in 2020

This week, Tanger Med port in Morocco released its final statistics on cargo handling performance for 2020. Despite disruption to...

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New COVID Prevention Measures Snarl South Africa's Mineral Exports

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What Will the African Continental Free Trade Area Mean for Shipping?

The start of this year heralded the implementation of the AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area), a flagship project of the...

Tropical Cyclone Hits Mozambique Channel

Following Tropical Cyclone Chalane's landfall in Madagascar on Saturday, this morning it entered the Mozambique Channel, confi...

Year in Review: Africa's Maritime Sector

It’s the time of the year when we take stock of our achievements, despite the daunting year 2020 proved to be. Covid-19 roll...

Wakashio Shows Need for Spill Response Plans in Western Indian Ocean

The environmental catastrophe caused by the grounding of the bulk carrier Wakashio off Mauritius was among the worst maritime casu...

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