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.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022
MSC Grandiosa
Cruise Ships

Cruise Line Stocks Could “Fall To Zero” Says Banker

by John Konrad (gCaptain) While many shipping stocks have seen record profits this year, the stocks of cruise lines are among the biggest losers in the S&P

10 hours ago
Total Views: 2272

Maritime Trade Disruption
Finance

Ship Disruption May Push Inflation Higher Says UN

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new UN report warns logistics professionals not to discount the impact of the Ukraine War on overall ship demand or get too excited

12 hours ago
Total Views: 334

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Drone Photo Of A Product Tanker carrying Gasoline.
Finance

Product Tanker Stocks Hold Up Despite Stock Market Pain

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of product tankers are holding up well despite outsized gains in 2022 and an overall fall in the shipping market over the past

June 28, 2022
Total Views: 641

Environment

ESG Banks Give Gunvor Giant $912 Million Loan Despite Past Ties To Putin

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Gunvor, the energy trading firm and shipowner cofounded by sanctioned Russian Oligarch and Putin’s long-time friend Gennady

June 28, 2022
Total Views: 1861

Monday, June 27, 2022
News

Russian LNG Ship Concludes Northern Sea Route Voyage

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the ship-tracking website Marine Traffic, the arctic LNG tanker Nikolay Yevgenov has arrived in the Pacific Ocean after

June 27, 2022
Total Views: 12847

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Jim Lawrence at Marine Money Week 2022
Finance

Geopolitical Worry Builds Alongside Shipping Profits At Marine Money Week

By John Konrad (gCaptain) At the intersection of big banking and big shipping is Marine Money Week 2022, an annual event in Manhattan that hosts executives

June 23, 2022
Total Views: 668

Monday, June 20, 2022
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

June 20, 2022
Total Views: 17477

Monday, May 30, 2022
Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons Transcom Port Envoy
Navy

White House Port Envoy General Lyons Faces Three Major Challenges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday gCaptain helped announce the appointment of US Army General Lyons as the new White House Port Envoy tasked with

May 30, 2022
Total Views: 1825

Friday, May 27, 2022
Governor Murphy visit port newark
News

Does Mafia Control The Port Authority Of New York, New Jersey?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During the Second World War a massive amount of money and materials flowed through New York harbor providing victory for Europe but

May 27, 2022
Total Views: 4674

Saturday, May 21, 2022
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Navy

China Has Militarized Seafarers Says US Navy Report

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the many years of reporting maritime news, the idea that China could militarize its commercial maritime fleet has been

May 21, 2022
Total Views: 10671

Sunday, May 15, 2022
MARAD Rear Admiral Alfultis
Incidents

US Admiral Refuses To Send SASH Report To Congress

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last month gCaptain reported NY Maritime College president Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, USMS attempted to hide an external review

May 15, 2022
Total Views: 12320

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Allianz Shipping Risk and Insruance Report
Accidents

2022 Allianz Ship Insurance Report Highlights War, Fires, COVID, Climate Change, And Congestion

The maritime industry’s most anticipated annual report on incidents and casualties – Allianz’s Safety & Shipping Review 2022 – is

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 1760

Explosion in Ukraine Port
Incidents

Ukraine War – New Marine Insurance Report Studies Impact Of Russian Aggressions On Shipping

The maritime industry’s most anticipated annual report on incidents and casualties – Allianz’s Safety & Shipping Review 2022 – is

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 1582

Monday, May 9, 2022
CNO SECNAV Congress
Navy

US Navy Stonewalls Congress In Working Ship Reports

The US Navy has used a trail of misinformation to stonewall Congress and divert funding from working ships to naval aviation and expensive/sexy warships like

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 13044

Navy Warship and Gulf of Aden Pirates
Navy

Navy Sets Up New Gulf Of Aden Piracy And Smuggling Task Force

By Alexander Cornwell (Reuters) The U.S. Navy said on Wednesday it was establishing a new multinational task force that would target arms smuggling in the

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 2260

Sunday, May 8, 2022
CNO Admiral Gilday Choker Whites
Navy

Top Navy Admiral Quietly Removes ‘Woke’ Books From CNO Reading List

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Mike Gilday released an update to the CNO Professional Reading Program. Gone from the

May 8, 2022
Total Views: 62779

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Javelin Anti-Ship Missile
Navy

Could New Quicksink Weapon Stop 5,500 Armed Merchant Ships?

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week, gCaptain reported the U.S. Air Force demonstrated a lethal new weapon that could provide a low-cost and more

May 7, 2022
Total Views: 98953

Friday, May 6, 2022
Navy

Maritime Historian Slams US Navy Over Bonhomme Richard Fire Report

In this episode, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano explores the timeline and issues behind the July 12, 2020 fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego,

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 9307

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Maersk Sealand Shipping Container
Video

Did An American Truck Driver Change Ocean Shipping Forever?

In this episode of What is Going on With Shipping, gCaptain contributor Sal Mercogliano, discusses the 66th anniversary of the sailing of the SS Ideal X with

May 3, 2022
Total Views: 11028

Monday, May 2, 2022
USCG RB-Ms Boat
USCG

Watch: U.S. Coast Guard’s Jet Driven Workhorse

Destin Sandlin’s popular YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay has already explained how the US Coast Guard (USCG) responds to distress signals and the science of

May 2, 2022
Total Views: 3963