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 29, 2023
US Naval Ship Carson City docked during a storm

US Navy Sued After Alleged Rape Of Senior US Merchant Marine Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Navy is facing a lawsuit over allegations of a senior engineering officer’s rape by the captain of the USNS Carson

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Ready Reserve military transport ship Cape Orlando
Maritime Security Incidents

Activists Try To Block Military Transport Ship To Stop U.S. Aid to Israel

Yesterday in Oakland, Pro-Palestinian protesters advocating for a cease-fire in Gaza illegally entered port facilities in an attempt to halt the U.S. military

November 4, 2023
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Friday, October 20, 2023
The Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline at the Red Sea
Maritime Security

Can Israel’s Lifeline To Oil Survive?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Amidst the intense conflict with Hamas, Israel’s Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline -linking oil tanker ports on the Gulf Of Aqaba to

October 20, 2023
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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Ford Aircraft Carrier

U.S. Navy Dispatches Its Latest, Cutting-Edge Aircraft Carrier To Israel

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced today that the U.S. Navy is dispatching the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to

October 8, 2023
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Monday, September 25, 2023
Maersk Tanker Underway

Maersk Backs Away From US Military Contracts

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a world where the Pacific is becoming a cauldron of geopolitical tensions and Russia’s actions in Ukraine highlight the

September 25, 2023
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Monday, September 4, 2023
How The Defense Transportation System Works

How Does The Pentagon’s Massive Global Transportation System Work?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Contrary to popular belief, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company, nor is Delta the world’s largest airline.

September 4, 2023
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
United States Coast Guard USCG port Cyber-security exercise

U.S. Sounds Alarm on China’s Leading Ship Logistics Software LOGINK

by John Konrad (gCaptain) It’s long been evident that social media users readily exchange their data for free information and services. But what if China

August 24, 2023
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan at Congress

Midshipman X: Mariner Relinquishes USCG License Prior to Coast Guard Rape Hearing

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A source close to the investigation has informed gCaptain that Edgar Sison will relinquish his engineering officer license following

August 23, 2023
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new methanol powered feeder containership drawing

China Follows Close Behind South Korea With Second Methanol Containership Launch

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On August 17, China shipbuilders marked another milestone in maritime technological advancements with the launch of the “Eco

August 23, 2023
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Russian Bulk Exports Surge Despite Western Pressure

Russian Bulk Exports Surge Despite Western Pressure

Despite Western sanctions aimed at hindering Russian exporters, recent data reveals a significant surge in Russia’s seaborne dry cargo exports. Figures from

August 23, 2023
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Friday, August 18, 2023
NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly over Hurricane Ida in 2021. Photo Credit: Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Doremus, NOAA Corps

San Diego To Halt Ship Traffic Ahead Of Hurricane Hilary

by John Konrad (gCaptain) San Diego is taking necessary precautions by shutting down harbor pilot operations in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane

August 18, 2023
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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Photo of The oceanographic research vessel NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown is the largest ship in NOAA's fleet by Wes Struble of NOAA

Repairing and Upgrading NOAA’s Great White Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the realm of seafaring, mariners maintain a keen eye on two things: weather and the maps that guide them safely through unknown

August 13, 2023
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The cruise ship MSC Euribia underway approaching Copenhagen after its maiden voyage from Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. This image belongs to MSC Cruises
Cruise Ships

Unpacking Economic Impact: Did MSC Cruise Ship Launch France’s GDP?

In the realm of economics, where numbers often paint a more eloquent picture than words, we sometimes find ourselves bamboozled by the outliers. Let’s

August 13, 2023
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China

Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week the Brookings Institute recently published a new report titled “America can’t afford to ignore the logistics

August 1, 2023
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Matson Dives Into Diversity And Inclusion

Matson Dives Into Diversity And Inclusion

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a significant stride towards promoting diversity and inclusion, Matson ($MATX), a leading US Flag containership operator, reported

July 25, 2023
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Monday, July 24, 2023
A digitally enhanced image of ships
Engineering News

ABS Invests In Atom Splitting Nuclear Research

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Nuclear propulsion aboard commercial maritime vessels may sound like a science fiction scenario, but this is precisely the subject of

July 24, 2023
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Saturday, July 22, 2023
Cruise Industry Asks UN To Reconsider Carbon Rule
Cruise Ships

Cruise Industry Asks UN To Reconsider Carbon Rule

Picture a cruise ship. Not just a ferryboat, but an enormous floating resort filled with roller coasters, fine dining, and Broadway-style shows. These massive

July 22, 2023
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Friday, July 21, 2023
Chinese Shipyard

Deep Dive Into China’s Move To Build Shadow Fleet Tankers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Irene Ang at Tradewinds is reporting that Kurow Shipping, a mysterious tanker company with ties to the Shadow Fleet of

July 21, 2023
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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Zelenskiy Grain Ship Odessa

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Can’t Move Ukraine Grain, Here’s Why

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies, it has sent shockwaves through the global grain market, triggering a crisis that reverberates

July 20, 2023
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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
US Navy Backs Away From Ukraine’s Proposal To Protect Grain In NATO Waters

US Navy Backs Away From Ukraine’s Proposal To Protect Grain In NATO Waters

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a recent development, Russia struck Ukrainian ports on Tuesday, a day after withdrawing from a U.N.-backed deal that

July 19, 2023
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