John Konrad

Captain John Konrad is the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the book Fire On The Horizon. He is licensed to captain the world's largest ships and has sailed from ports around the world. John has built some of the world's most advanced ships and managed billion-dollar offshore construction projects in some of the world's harshest marine environments. John is a distinguished alumnus of New York Maritime College. @JohnKonrad


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Robert Day Vessel Values
Offshore

Offshore Industry Is Moving Up And Out Of The Doldrums

Speaking at the Marine Money ship finance forum in New Orleans, a representative of VesselsValue said he is optimistic about the offshore industry for the

November 30, 2022
Total Views: 555

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Cruise Industry Shutdown Video
Evergreen

Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 10870

Friday, November 25, 2022
Naval Strike Missile Test
Navy

Kongsberg To Arm Royal Navy With Long-Range Missiles

UK and Norwegian authorities have today announced that they have agreed to further strengthen existing defense ties. The Royal Navy will receive the Naval

November 25, 2022
Total Views: 2237

Navy

Book Review: Heavy Metal, The Inside Story Of US Navy Shipbuilders

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today is the busiest shopping day in the United States and, with retail inventories at record levels and the backlog of ships

November 25, 2022
Total Views: 8600

Navy

The End Of The World Is Just Beginning For Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) There is a large shipping company that’s made record profits in recent years after changing its operational model to bet

November 25, 2022
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Saturday, November 12, 2022
Rear Admiral Nunan USMMA
Defense

US Merchant Marine Academy Appoints Joanna Nunan As First Female Superintendent

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the appointment of retired US Coast Guard 2-Star admiral Joanna Nunan as the next superintendent of the

November 12, 2022
Total Views: 5524

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
MSC

Sunak Cancels Boris Johnson’s Yacht To Build Pipeline And Cable Protection Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Monday, the UK announced it canceled Boris Johnson’s National Flagship project. The flagship was an elegant yacht intended to

November 9, 2022
Total Views: 3797

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Shipping

Russian Oil Exports Hold Steady As Deadline Approaches

Ship tracking data obtained by S&P Global indicates that Russian tanker shipments of crude oil rose slightly in October as declining oil product exports

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 1165

MSC CIVMAR
Navy

US Navy Recruits Older Middle Age Sailors

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The US Navy is facing recruiting challenges in a tight labor market, and has raised its maximum enlistment age to 41 in order to

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 22364

COP27 Logo
Environment

Norway Joins New Green Marine Hub Initiative At COP27

Yesterday the governments of Panama, Uruguay, and Norway endorsed the CEM-Hubs initiative to supply green fuels and support decarbonization efforts. The

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 397

Monday, November 7, 2022
Halter Marine Shipyard
Navy

US Shipyards – Record Revenue At Firesale Valuations

With billions of dollars in new contracts why are US shipyard valuations hitting record

November 7, 2022
Total Views: 6671

Sunday, November 6, 2022
Environment

Maersk Accuses Big Oil Of Holding Back On Green Fuel

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In an interview with the Financial Times (FT) last week Maersk warned that oil companies are holding back the shipping

November 6, 2022
Total Views: 4394

Friday, October 28, 2022
DOT Buttigieg
Ports

Buttigieg Announces $703M For US Port Infrastructure

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today, U.S. Department of Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 23 US

October 28, 2022
Total Views: 1482

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Blog

SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?

Rouge waves and rough waters are ahead for shipping, globalization, and logistics but are boomers to blame for our woes? Captain John Konrad says yes.

October 27, 2022
Total Views: 17913

port of Rosario
News

Grain Giant Warns Globalization Is Over

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesteray – on the heels of China President Xi’s consolidation of power, nuclear warnings from Russia, and droughts

October 27, 2022
Total Views: 22201

Sunday, October 23, 2022
houston ship channel
Environment

Exxon Sets Sail On Massive Houston Ship Channel Carbon Capture Project

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Snaking along the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed are thousands of pipes sending oil and gas from the myriad of oil, rigs and platforms to

October 23, 2022
Total Views: 2435

Friday, October 21, 2022
Pete Buttigieg
News

Shots Fired In Jones Act Debate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Shots were fired this week when a newly released US Maritime Administration (MARAD) document from 2020 showed that a

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 8092

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
US Navy Supply Ship Conrep
Navy

New Report Says US Navy Capacity Is “Very Weak”

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) US Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered a stark warning to

October 19, 2022
Total Views: 4940

Royal Bahrain Naval Force coalition ship, RBNS Al Muharraq
Navy

Navy Expands Commercial Ship Protection Partnership

The US Navy announced they are expanding partnerships with nations in the Indian and Pacific Oceans to protect shipping under the International Maritime

October 19, 2022
Total Views: 1147

Monday, October 17, 2022
commercial crab fishing town
Fishing

Climate Change Decimates Alaska Snow Crab Fishery

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the

October 17, 2022
Total Views: 3377