When, Where, And How Technology Will Disrupt Shipping

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the World Bank, no other industry has pulled more people out of poverty worldwide. And if the world’s ships - responsible for moving $9 trillion of goods around the oceans every year - were to suddenly stop, billions of people would go hungry. Likewise, one new algorithm or design tweak that makes sea-bound vessels just … [Read more...]

Hong Kong Joins The Maritime Startup Revolution

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week we asked the gCaptain community Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change? and shared a handful of new organizations that are helping to drag our industry into the digital age. One program we missed, run by the Hong Kong based Young Professionals In Shipping Network (YPSN), looks especially promising because it's … [Read more...]

Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Next week Marine Money is launching a maritime startup accelerator program in New York City. But what is an accelerator, and why is this announcement so important?  At an event hosted by SUNY Maritime College last year, Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby challenged cadets to develop new ideas and disrupt the old ways of thinking about … [Read more...]

2019’s Top 10 Women To Watch In Shipping

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week, YoungShip officially announced the 10 Women to Watch 2019 with a formal ceremony at Norshipping. YoungShip believes that for the industry to remain competitive, the shipping industry of the future must have access to a diverse talent pool, with the brightest of all backgrounds. These talented leaders were selected based on the following … [Read more...]