10 Ugly Truths About 21st-Century Shipping

John Konrad (gCaptain) Almost a decade ago Barista Uno contacted me to announce that he was publishing a blog, Marine Cafe, for mariners in the Philippines. In the years since we have shared mutual frustrations about this industry but nothing rings truer than this article - 10 unorthodox truths about 21st-century shipping - which we share with his permission. Marine Café … [Read more...]

The End Of Crab Trap Entanglements?

https://youtu.be/3LGiBVeauQI   Ashored Technologies, a new company based in Halifax, Canada, has just been accepted into the prestigious startup accelerator Masschallenge.  Ashored is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize the risk of ship entanglements and trap loss/damage, while allowing fishers to fish in zones closed to fixed … [Read more...]

Former USCG Commandant Thad Allen Joins HudsonAnalytix

Cynthia Hudson, CEO of HudsonAnalytix, announced today that Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard retired, has joined their operation as a Senior Executive Advisor. Admiral Allen served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard from 2006 to 2010. He will be focusing on risk management for the global maritime transportation sector served by Hudson. Focus areas include regulatory … [Read more...]

Editorial: Admiral, I Am NOT Ready For War

"It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war." -John F Kennedy by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As has been the case before every major world conflict a majority of citizens believe that peace will persist indefinitely and, as a civilian myself, I tend to agree that a large scale war with a major superpower like China or Russia is unlikely. … [Read more...]

Seabury Secures Wind Farm Port Financing

The state of Connecticut has reached an agreement to develop an offshore wind facility at State Pier in New London. Seabury Maritime, the global maritime and transportation investment and advisory firm, announced today that the company acted as the transaction advisors to the Connecticut Port Authority  in a public/private investment to redevelop State Pier. The … [Read more...]