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]

The Steady Emergence of Sea and Air Freight Integration

Published Jan 28, 2022 3:49 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

A week ago on LinkedIn, an industry observer rekindled a decades-old debate on the economics of using airships for shipping freigh...

Exodus of Seafarers Could Add to Supply Chain Disruption in 2022

Published Dec 29, 2021 3:30 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

It has been a year of new records for the shipping industry.  Carriers’ profitability during this year was so phenomena...

2021: Shipping’s Year of Fame

Published Dec 21, 2021 2:31 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

In his new book, Outside the Box, Marc Levinson aptly defines our modern era as the “age of stuff.” We literally popul...

The Undiscovered World of Subsea Volcanoes

Published Dec 17, 2021 3:53 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Environment

Volcanic activity is the posterchild of nature’s destructive power. When they happen on land, volcanic eruptions leave a tra...

China Wants to Own Shipping's Digital Operating System

Published Nov 7, 2021 9:55 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

How the Digital Silk Road is Digitizing Shipping with China as the Sole Network Administrator. At the heart of US dominance as...

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...

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