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.


Sunday, May 2, 2021
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Ports

Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some...

May 2, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Accidents

ABS Clears Ever Given To Sail

The technical manager of the containership Ever Given that became stuck in the Suez Canal last month said on Wednesday that the vessel was fit for onward passage but remains at...

April 14, 2021
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Cruise Ships

CDC Halts J&J Vaccine Causing Cruise Stocks To Fall

Cruise Line stocks are under pressure today after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control announced they will stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at...

April 13, 2021
Total Views: 2952

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Blog

Meet Melanated Mariners

Last summer, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US during his arrest by police and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Buki Hough...

April 12, 2021
Total Views: 5715

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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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 throughout the crisis and...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 6972

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
News

Watch: This Is Why Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Fail

In the United States, we have a problem that’s so BIG and obvious that even Elon Musk can’t see it. Our highways are broken, our streets are clogged with traffic,...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 6590

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Ports

Los Angeles Containership Backlog Nears Six-Month Mark

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) – Ship congestion outside the biggest U.S. gateway for Asian imports remained elevated with the wait to offload containers lengthening to eight days, adding costs and...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 18119

Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Video

Watch: Who Is Responsible For The Ever Given Grounding?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Who is responsible for the Ever Given Grounding? And who will pay for the damages? This is a complicated topic considering the captain is Indian, the...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 47332

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Blog

As Global Trade Stalls, Suez Canal Memes Take Over the Internet

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Most news organizations have a serious view of events when a major incident in one of the world’s most critical which costs many billions of dollars...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 32499

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Accidents

VIDEO: How Does A Ship Run Aground In The Suez Canal

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday morning an ultra-large containership ran aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal. AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways...

March 24, 2021
Total Views: 42779

Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Blog

Sino Global Shipping Joins NFT Craze

Shares of Sino-Global Shipping America (NASDAQ:SINO) soared over 30% in NASDAQ premarket trading today after the company announced it will launch a new exchange for NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in collaboration...

March 18, 2021
Total Views: 1861

Friday, March 12, 2021
Defense

Commandant Thanks US Coast Guard And US Merchant Marine For Their Service in 2020

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday Commandant Karl Schultz, in the annual State of the Coast Guard Address, outlined the US Coast Guard’s perseverance through a difficult year and highlighted recent...

March 12, 2021
Total Views: 2986

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Blog

Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 4005

Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 4249

Monday, February 8, 2021
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Blog

UPDATE: NY Based Sino-Shipping Announces Huge Investment In Bitcoin Mining

UPDATE: Shares in Sino-Global are trading over 50% higher today on the announcement that Elon Musk has directed tesla to put $15B worth of Bitcoin on the balance sheet. by...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 3541

Friday, February 5, 2021
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Navy

US Navy To Spend $173m On Cleantech Energy Upgrades At Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ameresco ($AMRC), today announced a $173 million clean energy upgrade contract with the U.S. Navy to construct a new 19-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power (CHP)...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 1794

Friday, January 29, 2021
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Blog

Castor Maritime Stock Gets Delisted By Robinhood Alongside Gamestop

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday we wrote that shares of the offshore drillship company Transocean ($RIG) were surging on retail investor interest in highly shorted companies like Gamestock. Later in...

January 29, 2021
Total Views: 21783

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Blog

Shipping Stonks Like RIG Get Lifted In Rising Tide Of Troubled Companies Like Gamestop

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In May 2020 I wrote an article sharing the fact that Transocean ($RIG) was the biggest loser stock of the last decade. At the time...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 5328

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Blog

Book Review: Leadership Is Language

In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 1453

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Shipbuilding

Deadline Looms For ‘Airbus Of The Sea’ Shipyard Deal

MILAN, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s planned acquisition of state-controlled French rival Chantiers de l’Atlantique to create a European “Airbus of the Seas” is facing collapse barring last-minute political...

December 30, 2020
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