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.

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...

New Pier at China's Djibouti Base Could Accommodate Carriers

Published Apr 30, 2021 3:00 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

China has completed construction of a pier large enough to hold an aircraft carrier at its Djibouti naval base, confirmed US Afric...

War Risk Insurers List Mozambique Channel as Area of Elevated Hazard

Published Apr 30, 2021 2:44 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

The coastline of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province has been designated as a “Listed Area,” according to a recen...

What Defines Success and Failure for Africa's Blue Economy Projects?

Published Apr 19, 2021 12:41 AM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

One of the potent ways for Africa to integrate its industries and rich natural resources with global supply chains is to revamp th...

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