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 23, 2021
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China’s Ocean Imports Grow At Fastest Pace In Decades
by Liangping Gao (Reuters) China’s imports grew at their fastest pace in 10 years in May, fuelled by surging demand for raw materials, although export growth slowed more than expected...
Friday, June 4, 2021
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Watch ‘Black Trail’ – New Documentary Film Nails the IMO on Carbon Emissions
The new documentary film Black Trail offers a look into the environmental impacts of the shipping industry, a sector which the film’s producers claim “is all but untouchable as it...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Naked Breasts Aboard One Ship Survive Woke Culture
by John Konrad (gCaptain) In two weeks, at the docks of Greenwich London, a new figurehead will be installed on the famous 1860s tea clipper ship, Cutty Sark. The new...
Thursday, May 20, 2021
These Might Be The Worst Maritime Videos Ever Produced
UPDATE: Adding insult to injury… shortly after this article was published MARAD removed the Maritime Day video from YouTube. by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the last fifteen years of...
Monday, May 17, 2021
EU Directive Will Turbocharge Maritime Venture Capital While US Falls Far Behind
The European Union and the European Investment Bank Group, today said they will increase their cooperation and investment in the maritime “blue” economy. The institutions will work jointly with European...
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Passes Sea Trials
Mercy Ships announced this week that the world’s largest civilian hospital ship Global Mercy has now completed deep water sea trials, one of the final milestones before departing for service...
Sunday, May 2, 2021
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...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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...
Monday, April 12, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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,...
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