Njiraini Muchira

Njiraini Muchira is a Kenyan journalist with over 10 years’ experience reporting on business, finance and economics. He has written extensively on key sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, energy, mining, tourism, financial services and ICT in the East African region. Mr Muchira is an alumnus of the International Institute of Journalism of InWent, Germany and The Technical University of Kenya. He is a former business reporter at The Standard.

New Security Risks Cast Shadow Over Kenya’s Struggling Lamu Port

Published Jan 14, 2022 10:23 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Ports

Authorities in Kenya are having difficulty in encouraging shipping lines to use the newly-built Lamu Port as rising security risks...

Two Danish Firms Launch CO2-Transport Shipping Line

Published May 19, 2021 1:12 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Shipping

Danish shipping companies Evergas and Ultragas have partnered to establish an independent firm that will specialize in vessels for...

Egypt Approves Plan to Expand Southern Suez Canal

Published May 13, 2021 12:06 AM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Government

Authorities in Egypt have officially unveiled plans to expand and deepen the Suez Canal waterway after a mega-ship blockage caused...

Asian Ports Dominate New Container Terminal Efficiency Index

Published May 7, 2021 1:54 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Ports

Yokohama port in Japan has been ranked as the most efficient port in the world in a new index in which Asian ports dominate. Th...

Lamu Port: Kenya's Transshipment Hub Risks Becoming a White Elephant

Published Apr 26, 2021 10:47 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Ports

The Kenyan government faces a hard decision over whether to encourage shipping lines to make use of the new Lamu Port, which is se...

South Africa Unveils Expansion Plan for Port of Durban

Published Apr 21, 2021 3:21 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Ports

Authorities in South Africa have unveiled an ambitious $7 billion plan to modernize the Port of Durban, aiming to improve its effi...

Study: Good Governance is Essential to Rebuilding Port of Beirut

Published Apr 15, 2021 3:20 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Ports

Just days after a German consortium led by Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) and Colliers International unveiled a $7.2 billion propos...

Biden Administration Dampens Kenya's Hopes for Bilateral Trade Deal

Published Apr 5, 2021 8:42 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Shipping

The Biden administration's plans to review foreign trade policy and refocus it on America's economic recovery have th...

Limited Sovereignty as African Countries Mortgage Resources to China

Published Apr 4, 2021 11:58 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Shipping

]Governments in Africa have been mortgaging their natural resources to secure loans from China, a trend that often ignites debt di...

Suez Canal Traffic Snarled After Megamax Boxship Runs Aground

Published Mar 24, 2021 12:55 PM by Njiraini Muchira

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

The busy Suez Canal shipping lane in Egypt is experiencing a snarl up of vessel traffic after a large container ship ran aground o...

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