Can landlocked countries develop a blue economy? Can Ethiopia replicate other LLCs success stories?

A United Nations report recently revealed that poor maritime connectivity continues to keep smaller and weaker economies from reaching world markets. However, for those few landlocked countries that have defied their geographical limitations and developed a maritime industry, the risk seems to have been worth it. Seaborne trade is often seen as the backbone of … Continue reading Can landlocked countries develop a blue economy? Can Ethiopia replicate other LLCs success stories?

COMBINED TASK FORCE 151 COMPLETE COUNTER-PIRACY FOCUSED OPERATION IN THE GULF OF ADEN. — Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

  Date: December 2, 2018Author: Combined Maritime Forces CTF 151 recently conducted Operation Haka on behalf of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a Counter Piracy Operation in the Gulf of Aden (GOA)/Socotra Gap. This was completed as part of the Kuwait Navy-led CTF 151’s enduring mission to counter piracy and to contribute to wider maritime security in the … Continue reading COMBINED TASK FORCE 151 COMPLETE COUNTER-PIRACY FOCUSED OPERATION IN THE GULF OF ADEN. — Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

በኢትዮጵያን ባህርተኞች ላይ እየደረሱ ያሉ ችግሮች እንዲፈቱልን ስለመጠየቅ

Few days back I came across with petition posted on http://www.change.org concerning long pending problems between young Ethiopian seafarers and EMTI. Due to some ill-planned agreement between Ethiopian government and EMTI (Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute) some 8 years back, EMTI got monopoly right to exploit young Ethiopians in the name of training and employment. So … Continue reading በኢትዮጵያን ባህርተኞች ላይ እየደረሱ ያሉ ችግሮች እንዲፈቱልን ስለመጠየቅ

METEC and purchase of two old ships from ESLSC – maritime perspective

Ethiopia’s Metal & Engineering Corporation (METEC) has been the subject of an investigation into an allegation of corrupt conduct and embezzlement of public funds. One of the allegations was METEC involvement in the purchase of two old ships from Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESLSC) for demolition of the ships and recovering scrap metal, however, later METEC … Continue reading METEC and purchase of two old ships from ESLSC – maritime perspective