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


Thursday, October 13, 2022
tanker at sea
Environment

ABS Chairman Says Maritime Security is Pressuring Decarbonization Efforts

During the keynote speech at this week’s Shipping Insight conference in Connecticut, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki discussed

October 13, 2022
Total Views: 1082

Monday, October 10, 2022
How The Defense Transportation System Works
Evergreen

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

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Despite popular opinion, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company and Delta is not the world’s largest airline.

October 10, 2022
Total Views: 4053

GIULIO_VERNE Power Cable Layer
Incidents

Subsea Power Cable ‘Failure’ Was A False Alarm

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A subsea power cable is now online after an earlier outage caused a complete blackout on a small Danish island. The cable is located

October 10, 2022
Total Views: 2509

Friday, October 7, 2022
Captain John Merrone
Incidents

Midshipman X2 – US Ship Captain Is Accused Of Rape

by John Konrad (gCaptain) It’s been over a year since Midshipman X, US Merchant Marine Academy student Hope Hicks, took the brave step of sharing her

October 7, 2022
Total Views: 11686

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Greenpeace Sailboat blocking LNG tanker
Incidents

Greenpeace Stops Russian LNG At Swedish Port

Today, Greenpeace blocked the LNG tanker Coral Energy from unloading Russian natural gas at a Finnish state-owned terminal, Gasum, in

September 8, 2022
Total Views: 29313

Exmar Offshore LNG
Ports

1st LNG Tanker Docks At New Dutch Floating Terminal

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Two FSRUs (Floating Storage Regasification Units) arrived this week at the Dutch port of Eemshaven’s new terminal and has

September 8, 2022
Total Views: 5826

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Lifesaving Incidents

Apple Announces EPIRB-Like Satellite SOS Feature

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at a launch event in California, Apple announced they built emergency satellite communication it’s calling

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 10298

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Flags from Australia and New Zealand
Navy

Solomon Islands Exempts Australia, NZ From US Navy Ship Ban

By Kirsty Needham (Reuters) – Navy vessels from Australia and New Zealand will be exempt from a temporary ban on foreign ships entering the ports of the

September 6, 2022
Total Views: 42967

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Sailboat in Calm Tropical Waters
Weather

Storm Ends The Calmest North Atlantic Summer Since World War II

Was this summer the calm before the big storm? by John Konrad (gCaptain) As Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is bearing down on Japan, the North Atlantic Ocean has

August 31, 2022
Total Views: 3084

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
HMS Prince of Wales
Grounding Incidents

UPDATE – UK Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales Incident

UPDATE: Today the Royal Navy news site Navy Lookout provided the following comments: “The reason HMS Prince of Wales could not begin her planned deployment

August 30, 2022
Total Views: 217490

Monday, August 29, 2022
port of deluth
Ports

Grain Is Gushing Out Of The Great Lakes This Year

The St. Lawrence Seaway transported 514,000 tonnes of grain out of the Great Lakes between March 22 to the end of July this year. This represents a 37%

August 29, 2022
Total Views: 15668

Sunday, August 21, 2022
Ukraine Food Crisis Video
Incidents

Watch: Could The Ukraine Grain Deal With Russia Fail?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to The Economist the absolute levels of global hunger in 2022 could be the highest ever, as an exceptional set of

August 21, 2022
Total Views: 3143

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
News

English Channel Migrants Are Still Crossing  In Record Numbers

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The UK Ministry of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that 3,683 people tried to cross the English Channel in July. In just one day last

August 2, 2022
Total Views: 2500

Monday, August 1, 2022
News

Inflation Hits Oil Tanker Newbuild Prices Hard

Crude oil tanker owners’ shares are up today on news that increasing newbuild rates are driving up the value of existing fleets and could prevent the

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 3064

Commandant Ann Phillips
News

Federal Maritime Commission To Hire Investigators For Foreign Carrier Crack-Down

As part of the new Shipping Reform Act the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it’s reorganizing its enforcement structure and plans to hire more

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 3563

Odesa Grain Ship Razoni
News

First Grain Ship Departs Odesa

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The first ship loaded with Ukrainian grain has departed the port of Odesa today as part of a deal to ease the global food crisis

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 1004

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Hawaii Coal Ship
Navy

What Happens When The Last Coal Ship Leaves Hawaii?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Hawaiian islands’ coal shipments are ending. The bulker carrying the state’s final coal shipment will leave this week

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 9639

seafarer survey
Press Releases

World Maritime University 2022 Seafarer Survey

The IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden is calling all Seafarers who are currently working on any commercial ship, or have worked on such

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 1594

Friday, July 29, 2022
CNOOC Offshore
Offshore

China Drills For Offshore Shale

by John Konrad (gCaptain) China’s National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) says it successfully tapped into an offshore shale oil exploration well. This is the

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 1362

Zelenskiy Ship Odessa
News

Lloyds To Insure War Grain Ships In Ukraine Sea Corridor

By Carolyn Cohn (Reuters)  Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot and broker Marsh  on Friday launched marine cargo and war insurance for

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 4354