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]

Surge in Boxship Orders Could Create Capacity Surplus as Early as 2023

Published Jun 17, 2022 7:47 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Shipping

Although trade volumes are cooling, the appetite by major ocean carriers for new ship orders continue to soar. Ocean freight consu...

Russia is "Weaponizing" Supply Chains for Leverage in Negotiations

Published Jun 10, 2022 8:14 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Last Friday marked the 100th day since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. When the war started, the nature and extent of the...

China’s Proposal to Boost its Influence in the Pacific Islands

Published May 26, 2022 11:49 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Months after announcement of a security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands, new details have emerged that China is al...

Egypt’s Offshore Gas and Wind Could Help Meet EU's New Energy Needs

Published May 20, 2022 4:51 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

During the UN 2021 COP26 conference in Glasgow, there were several divergent views on how to mitigate climate change. Natural gas...

Shipping Has the Potential to Help The Arabian Peninsula Diversify

Published May 13, 2022 4:03 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

Historically, the Arabian Peninsula has played a pivotal role in maritime trade development. It now acts as a bridge that connects...

What We Are Getting Wrong About the Indian Ocean

Published May 8, 2022 9:56 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Government

Recent studies in geopolitics appear to concur that the Indian Ocean rim could become the world’s most important economic re...

What is the Government’s Role in Stabilizing Supply Chains?

Published May 4, 2022 10:19 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Ports

For the past two years, supply chains have drastically evolved from a fringe topic into a part of the everyday political discourse...

Deep Sea Mining May Start in 2023, but Environmental Questions Persist

Published May 1, 2022 2:16 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Environment

This is a significant year for the two factions debating on the global readiness for deep sea mining. On one hand are mining compa...

Are We Facing the End of a Pandemic-Driven Shipping Boom?

Published Apr 20, 2022 2:57 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Business

For the past two years, it has been a roller coaster ride in the ocean freight business. After the early-pandemic slowdown in 2020...

For Manufacturers, Quitting China is Easier Said Than Done

Published Apr 8, 2022 2:29 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Posted in: Business

The deepening Shanghai lockdown has sent shivers through the shipping community. The home to the world’s largest container p...

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