Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Fugro Discovery” to commence frontier seeps survey offshore Kenya

“Fugro Discovery” to commence frontier seeps survey offshore Kenya
The “Fugro Discovery” Fugro has been awarded a contract by Shell/BG Kenya for the execution of a seabed survey to detect natural leakages of hydrocarbons. The seeps survey complements a seismic exploration programme that was completed recently offshore Kenya. Undertaking a four-week campaign...
February 21st, 2017 | Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to host Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to host Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre
Under the Global MTTC Network (GMN) project, JKUAT will host MTCC-Africa in collaboration with Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Maritime Authority. The selection of JKUAT followed a competitive international tendering process. International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that Jomo Kenyatta...
February 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Thuraya confirms 100% connectivity for Kenyan elections

Thuraya confirms 100% connectivity for Kenyan elections
IEBC Staff using Thuraya SatSleeve+ during the elections Training and equipment deployment transforms remote local elections Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 December 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications Company today confirmed 100% transmission results for recent local elections in Kenya held in remote county...
December 19th, 2016 | Politics and Government, Technical, Technology | Read More

Kenyan painter Camille Wekesa hails the role of art in wildlife conservation

Kenyan painter Camille Wekesa hails the role of art in wildlife conservation
Camille Wekesa Kenyan painter Camille Wekesa hails the role of art in wildlife conservation By James Brewer Camille Wekesa, a leading muralist and painter who conveys the glory of Kenyan flora and fauna, is marshalling wide enthusiasm for the arts into the campaign for heightened public recognition of...
August 31st, 2016 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks
Achim Steiner – UNEP Nairobi, 14 November 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November: “As part of the UN family, we join UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon in offering our deepest...
November 14th, 2015 | Environment, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, UN | Read More

Pacific Basin’s Jacob Bliksted Sørensen Completes 1, 000km East African Kitesurf

Pacific Basin’s Jacob Bliksted Sørensen Completes 1, 000km East African Kitesurf
Jacob Bliksted Sørensen completes his 1, 000km kitesurf challenge in Mombasa, Kenya. Solo charity expedition from Mozambique to Kenya completed in 24 days Pacific Basin shipping executive Jacob Bliksted Sørensen has successfully completed his 1, 000km solo charity kitesurf expedition between Mozambique...
September 3rd, 2015 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Oceanology, Sports | Read More

Transaid designs a referral scheme for maternal health services in Kenya

Transaid designs a referral scheme for maternal health services in Kenya
Designing a referral scheme for maternal health services in rural Kenya Transaid provided technical support to the MANI project (Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement project in Bungoma County, Kenya) to assess transport barriers to maternal health services and to design an...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Reports | Read More

Huge May Day support for Agility workers, Kenya

Huge May Day support for Agility workers, Kenya
ITF’s Joe Katende addresses the MAy Day rally in Mombasa, Kenya 07 May 2015 – Trade union leader Nicholas Mbugua stirred up an outpouring of public support for Agility workers when he addressed a crowd of over 1, 000 and national and local government leaders and representatives at the May Day...
May 7th, 2015 | Associations, ITF | Read More

ITF supports wrongfully arrested Kenyan unionists

ITF supports wrongfully arrested Kenyan unionists
Handcuffed Mwangi Manjoya and Joseph Ndiritu under Police arrest in Nairobi 07 May 2015 – The ITF is helping two informal sector union officials who were wrongfully arrested and detained in Nairobi, Kenya. Joseph Ndiritu, chair, and Mwangi Wanjoya, organiser, of the ITF-affiliated Public Transport...
May 7th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Kenya ratifies Nairobi Wreck Removal treaty

Kenya ratifies Nairobi Wreck Removal treaty
Koji Sekimizu, IMO’s Secretary-General with Ms Nancy Karigithu, Director General, Kenya Maritime Authority 14/04/2015 Kenya has ratified the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks. Ms Nancy Karigithu, Director General, Kenya Maritime Authority, handed over the instrument of...
April 14th, 2015 | IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ITF warns Agility Logistics – and tells ITF family to be vigilant

ITF warns Agility Logistics – and tells ITF family to be vigilant
“We are working 24/7. When it comes to accidents we just take care of ourselves. When it comes to payment, it’s very little. We have families and we can’t make it with this salary, ” explained Ronald, an Agility Logistics trucker, to an ITF investigative team, in Kenya from 27 March to 2...
April 6th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global union warning to Kuwaiti multinational over Kenyan truckers

Global union warning to Kuwaiti multinational over Kenyan truckers
Joseph Katende All eyes are on the Kuwait-based multinational firm Agility Logistics over its treatment of road transport workers in Kenya, the International Transport Workers’ Federation said today at a press conference in Mombasa. 02/04/2015 The ITF expressed its serious concerns about the...
April 2nd, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Logistics | Read More

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Speech to the National Maritime Conference, Kenya

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Speech to the National Maritime Conference, Kenya
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu delivering his keynote speech “From land to sea: New Frontiers for National Development” Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Opening remarks by Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, IMOYour Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

IMO Secretary-General in Kenya

IMO Secretary-General in Kenya
from the IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu visit in Kenya 23/02/2015 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu is in Kenya, where he is giving a keynote speech at the Kenya National Maritime Conference​. http://www.kma.go.ke/nmc2015/ Ahead of the Conference, Secretary-General Sekimizu paid a courtesy...
February 23rd, 2015 | Associations, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Kenyan seafarers discuss strengthening union

Kenyan seafarers discuss strengthening union
Kenyan seafarers come together for seminar for the first time Over 290 Kenyan seafarers, including 16 leaders of the Seafarers Union of Kenya (SUK), participated in a five-day seminar to discuss how to strengthen the union to support its newly-formed leadership and defend workers’ rights. 10/02/2015 The...
February 10th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Kenyan informal sector unions discuss organising and climate change

Kenyan informal sector unions discuss organising and climate change
Kenyan informal sector unions discuss organising and climate change Kenyan unions that represent informal minivan (matatu) and bus transport workers participated in a three-day seminar this week which was organised by the ITF in conjunction with the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu), a major...
January 16th, 2015 | Associations, ITF | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 7-20 December 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Tue 9 Dec – Tanzania Independence Day Wed 10 Dec – Thailand Constitution Day Thu 11 Dec – Selangor Sultan’s Birthday (Malaysia) Fri 12 Dec – Jamhhuri...
December 6th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 19 October-1 November 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 20 Oct – Mashujaa Day, formerly Kenyatta Day (Kenya) Thu 23 Oct – Deepavali Sat 25 Oct – Islamic New Year Sat 25 Oct – Awal Muharram (Malaysia) Sat...
October 18th, 2014 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 12-25 October 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun 12 Oct – Brazil Patroness Mon 13 Oct – Columbus Day Mon 20 Oct – Mashujaa Day, formerly Kenyatta Day (Kenya) Thu 23 Oct – Deepavali Sat 25 Oct – Islamic...
October 11th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Uganda airport transport operators boost union membership

Uganda airport transport operators boost union membership
Entebbe airport drivers and conductors’, Uganda/inland transport 7 August 2014 – The ITF’s largest affiliate in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entebbe Stage Drivers and Conductors’ Association, boosting its membership to close on 9, 000. The MoU, signed by the...
August 7th, 2014 | Associations, HR, ITF | Read More

Governments and insurance markets combine in scheme to help African nations cope with climate change

Governments and insurance markets combine in scheme to help African nations cope with climate change
Simon Young Governments and insurance markets combine in scheme to help African nations cope with climate change,  By James Brewer A new catastrophe insurance pool, the first in Africa, has been launched to help countries become more resilient to extreme weather disasters and protect their populations...
July 11th, 2014 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Weather | Read More

First-Ever UNEA, Ground-Breaking Platform for Policy Leadership, Gets Underway

First-Ever UNEA, Ground-Breaking Platform for Policy Leadership, Gets Underway
Mr. Naysan Sahba, Director of the Division of Communication and Public Information of UNEP, speaks at the start of the first-ever session of UNEA. Seated are (L-R): H.E. Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi; Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive...
June 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Organisations | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 25 May-7 June 2014 DATE: May 24, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 25 May-7 June 2014 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun...
May 24th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Retail and Transport sectors: soft targets

Retail and Transport sectors: soft targets
Friday 07 Feb 2014 – Retail and transport sectors face the highest risk of terrorist attack, according to the latest research from Lloyd’s broker Aon. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Aon’s 2014 Terrorism and Political Violence Map measures the threat of political violence to international...
February 7th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More