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]

How Retailers are Redesigning Supply Chains to Avoid Disruption

Published Oct 25, 2021 9:42 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

A century ago, at the tail end of World War One, a devastating pandemic swept across the world. However, it had relatively little...

The Human Rights Cost of IUU Fishing in Ghana

Published Sep 5, 2021 12:27 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Piracy

Over the last two decades, the West African seaboard has been a stomping ground for industrial trawlers. Although most of them are...

Mozambican and Rwandan Forces Recapture Strategic African Port

Published Aug 9, 2021 3:18 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

The Rwandan Defense Force on August 8 reported that it has successively regained control of the port city of Mocimboa da Praia. A...

Are Marine Protected Areas Helping Fisheries in the W. Indian Ocean?

Published Jul 19, 2021 10:37 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Last Thursday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gathered trade ministers from around the world to deliberate on new rules aimed...

Extreme Freight Rates Begin to Change Shippers' Calculations

Published Jun 28, 2021 1:52 AM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

The containerized shipping industry has been essential to global commerce for its low shipping costs. However, high freight rates...

Why High Container Rates are Likely to Persist

Published Jun 11, 2021 1:49 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

Last month, The Maritime Executive reported on the explosive rise in container rates across major global trade routes. T...

MEPC’s Climate Package Should Favor Developing Economies

Published Jun 9, 2021 5:59 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

If the massive efforts by developed countries to steer the shipping sector towards a zero-carbon future are not matched by develop...

Why the Black Sea Might Make or Break Russia’s Sea Power

Published May 28, 2021 3:08 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

On June 14, NATO will be holding a summit in Brussels, and at the top of the agenda will be the rising Russian presence in the Med...

Sierra Leone May Have Made Covert Deal for Chinese Fish Meal Factory

Published May 19, 2021 1:38 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Sierra Leone’s government has reportedly struck a $55 million deal with China to build an industrial fishing harbor on 250 a...

Can the G7 Countries Create an Alternative to China’s Belt and Road?

Published May 17, 2021 2:00 AM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Western nations have been critical of China’s outpouring of development capital in Africa under its Belt and Road Initiative...

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