President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced the ambition on becoming a global maritime fulcrum in his first term. Not much progress has been made.
There are limitations on the ground that may hinder the realisation of Jokowi's grand vision of making Indonesia a global maritime power.
The cargo ship was built at around the time that England was beginning to look further afield for trade opportunities.
If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it's time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.
Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Laying the first telegraphy cable under the Atlantic was the Victorians' version of the Apollo mission – it caught the imagination of a generation.
A landmark ruling against Beijing will not solve one of the world's most worrying territorial disputes.
South Africa’s oceans economy can contribute R177 billion to the GDP and create up to one million new jobs by 2033. But this requires more skilled people to drive the growth.