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 23, 2021
Laila Linares, MARAD
Maritime News

Who Will Be The Next MARAD Chief?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last November, Forbes published a series of articles claiming that the most critical nomination Biden will make for the future of our ocean, climate, and...

June 23, 2021
Total Views: 5401

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Shipping

Seafarers Need To Strike, Says Frank Coles

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content was shocking. Her guest was the former CEO...

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 14481

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries
Finance

Hyundai Heavy IPO Is Coming In Hot

South Korean shipyards and shipowners will raise billions of dollars via new stock market listings later this year. The yards hope to capitalize on the start of a shipping “super-cycle”...

June 16, 2021
Total Views: 1766

Monday, June 7, 2021
Container Terminal Shenzhen in Guangdong
Shipping

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...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1207

Friday, June 4, 2021
Wendover Shipping Container Shortages
Video

Watch Wendover Explain The Container Crisis

A few weeks ago the Port of Long Beach reported its busiest April on record as dockworkers and terminal operators moved 746,188 twenty-foot equivalent units in April for a 43.6%...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 2253

Thursday, June 3, 2021
MS Roald Amundsen Itinerary
Cruise Ships

Now You Can Sail Pole To Pole For Just $64,581

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Do you like very long voyages and eating steak tartare while getting battered about in the Roaring 40s, Furious 50s, and Screaming 60s? If so then...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 3575

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
silversea-ship-alaska
Cruise Ships

Silversea Ship Departs Singapore For Alaska

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Royal Caribbean’s luxury brand Silversea Cruises has announced new summer voyages in Alaska, Iceland, Greece and the Galápagos starting in June and July 2021. Canadian ports...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 2308

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
ships in port
Blog

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...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 3703

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
New-Cutty-Sark-figurehead-Nannie
Blog

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...

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 6734

Sabrina Chao Bimco
Maritime News

Sabrina Chao Takes Over BIMCO

Sabrina Chao takes over as the 45th President of BIMCO, the world’s largest direct entry shipping organization with 1,900 members in 120 countries representing 60% of the world cargo fleet....

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 2312

Thursday, May 20, 2021
marad-Lucinda-Lessley
Defense

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...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 9582

Monday, May 17, 2021
Finance

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...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 2317

Thursday, May 13, 2021
gravity-jetsuit ship approach
Video

What if Tony Stark Was A Ship Pilot?

With a rich family history in Aviation, former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity Industries in March 2017, to launch human flight...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 3489

Monday, May 10, 2021
Global Mercy, The World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship, on sea trials
Shipbuilding

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...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 7057

Sunday, May 2, 2021
seafarer-ship-crew-covid-temp-checkjpg
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
Total Views: 5953

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
containership ever-given-free-in the SUEZ CANAL
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
Total Views: 9743

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Cruise Ship Window In Rain
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: 3008

Monday, April 12, 2021
serrena-webber-bay-chief-engineer
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: 5998

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Video

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: 7236

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: 6742