ithua Kihara, the lead content developer for the Freight Logistics magazine has won the East African Maritime Award (EAMA) Journalism category in a Gala dinner that was held last Friday in Mombasa.
The writer has been working for the online magazine-Freight Logistics since last year, which is a shift from the print edition that started publishing in 2012.
The magazine provides in-depth coverage of the regions’ Freight Logistics and transport sector keeping industry stakeholders abreast with key issues, trends and developments taking place in the region and beyond including those which FEAFFA is fast tracking. Additionally, the magazine also features key individuals; industry movers and shakers whose work has shaped the industry as we know it today. The magazine (https://magazine.feaffa.com/) is owned by the Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA), the umbrella body of clearing and forwarding agents in the East African region.
Mr. Kihara once worked for the Nation Media Group, largely covering shipping and logistics news in Coast from where he has continued to contribute to many other forums including the Elephant.
The Awards seek to recognize and award notable users of the Port of Mombasa and individual players. They were open to companies from across the breadth of the maritime sector, comprising the shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Organized in partnerships with the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade), Shippers Council of Eastern Africa (SCEA) and East African Business Council (EABC), EAMA seeks to promote excellence in service delivery and adoption of best practices; appreciate exceptional contribution to the industry and regional economies; encourage innovation and healthy competition among regional industry players; and improve overall performance of the sector.