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].

U.S. and China Back Competing Rail Corridors to Zambia's Copper Belt

Published Feb 11, 2024 7:44 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

  The U.S government has given new commitments in the development of the Lobito Corridor, which is proposed as a critical...

Philippines and Vietnam on Course to Sign Pact on South China Sea

Published Jan 23, 2024 11:09 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

  With Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr expected to visit Vietnam next week, reports have emerged that the tw...

Africa’s Maritime Security Experts Weigh In on Red Sea Attacks

Published Dec 22, 2023 2:28 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

  For almost a decade, a civil war has dragged on in Yemen, with the rest of the world unperturbed by its progress. Howeve...

Re-Imagining Africa’s Agency in Global Maritime Security

Published Dec 10, 2023 3:59 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Piracy

  Over the past month, the global maritime community has woken up to the possible re-emergence of Somali piracy, foll...

Dry Bulk in Africa Through the Eyes of an African Shipping Line

Published Nov 19, 2023 2:03 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

With Africa increasingly exploiting its vast mineral resources, its demand for carriage of dry bulk commodities is on the rise. Fr...

Ethiopia's Sea Access Ambitions Leave Neighbors Uneasy

Published Oct 22, 2023 11:57 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

The Horn of Africa is synonymous with land conflicts, but a recent lecture by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed could shi...

DP World Bags 30-Year Port Concession in Dar es Salaam

Published Oct 22, 2023 11:27 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

On Sunday, DP World closed yet another major deal along the East African coastline, bagging a 30-year concession at the strategic...

EU Carbon Tax Could Have a Significant Impact on Global Trade

Published Oct 1, 2023 11:35 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

On Sunday, the EU and the world’s first carbon import tax came into force. Until 2026, it will be in a transitional phase al...

Green Shipping's Transition Likely to Come From Regional Frameworks

Published Sep 29, 2023 1:15 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

The shipping industry has been embroiled in a major debate on the effectiveness of the IMO’s Revised GHG Strategy adopted at...

ASEAN, China Edge Closer to S. China Sea Code of Conduct

Published Sep 4, 2023 10:18 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

Reflecting on its milestones as the ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) chair for 2023, Indonesia is reporting it h...

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