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]ail.com.

Kenya's Amb. Nancy Karigithu Could Be the Next IMO Secretary General

Published Feb 6, 2023 1:11 AM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

With the tenure of IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim ending this year, the agency has set in motion the process of searching for a...

Seaports Are the Key to Making Green Hydrogen Cost Competitive

Published Feb 5, 2023 8:56 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

As the world strives for a net zero emissions future by 2050, hydrogen has attracted considerable attention in the decarbonization...

The Impact of Autonomous Tech on Peacetime Naval Missions

Published Jan 29, 2023 11:56 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

This week, Australia revealed that it would spend up to $700 million acquiring high-tech sea mines. The last time Australia invest...

Shipping's Decarbonization Outlook for 2023

Published Jan 1, 2023 7:34 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Environment

As we begin 2023, maritime experts are looking into their crystal balls for the trends that might define the year. Of course, deca...

Will 2023 be the End of the Party for the Logistics Tech Sector?

Published Dec 26, 2022 10:59 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Business

With the end of a rather tumultuous year in shipping industry, it is important to highlight some of the trends that defined 2022 a...

Report: The Corporate Owners Behind Illegal Fishing

Published Oct 30, 2022 12:54 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

With illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing gaining prominence as an ocean emergency of our times, there is very little...

China’s Access to the Indian Ocean Via Myanmar is Almost Complete

Published Oct 21, 2022 1:38 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

China has spent over a trillion dollars in hopes that its Belt and Road Initiative would expand its influence across Asia, Africa...

Nigerian Navy Burns Tanker Caught Stealing Oil

Published Oct 16, 2022 10:40 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

Days after Nigerian national oil company NNPC revealed details of an extensive seaward pipeline used for oil-theft from private oi...

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...

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