Brian Gicheru Kinyua

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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 [email protected]

Solving the Carbon Intensity Indicator Conundrum

Published Sep 30, 2022 5:01 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

During the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 76th session last year, the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (...

Port Economics: Prof. Michael Dooms on Sustainable Port Development

Published Sep 2, 2022 7:49 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

In the past two years, the shipping and ports sector has seen a drastic transformation. Historically, container shipping has been...

Lekki Port: A Union of Economic Giants

Published Aug 28, 2022 9:35 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

Since China started to implement the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) back in 2013, it has gained considerable access to strategic i...

Why German Corporations are Nearshoring in Morocco

Published Aug 21, 2022 9:25 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

There is now a consensus among companies on the need to build resilient supply chains, as the last two years have exposed glaring...

Is it Time to Relook at Ocean Carriers’ Tax Contributions?

Published Aug 19, 2022 7:32 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Business

In June, President Joe Biden spoke by phone to several traders and farmers highlighting the impact of rising shipping costs and ho...

China Redeploys Top Naval Leaders for the Taiwan Strait

Published Aug 18, 2022 3:51 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

As tension along the Taiwan Strait continues to deepen, China has reportedly promoted its Coast Guard Chief Wang Zhongcai to naval...

UN Resumes Work on Treaty to Protect the High Seas

Published Aug 15, 2022 6:38 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Environment

The United Nations is resuming negotiations this week on the High Seas Treaty that has been dragging on for a decade. The discussi...

Should Shipping Give More Thought to Nuclear Power?

Published Aug 12, 2022 12:58 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

The twin existential problems facing the world currently is the global energy crunch and climate change. Interestingly, both are i...

What's Causing So Many Port Strikes? It May be the Profits

Published Jul 29, 2022 9:29 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

Besides congestion, strikes at major ports in Europe, Asia and North America have become another addition to multiple challenges f...

Drought Threatens Major Rivers in the U.S. and Europe

Published Jul 29, 2022 7:27 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

For the past two weeks, mainstream media headlines have been awash with news of sweltering temperatures ravaging Europe and parts...

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