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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, January 10, 2024
Photo of VLS missile launch from a UK Royal Navy destroyer

Greyhound Day: World War II Combat Tactics Return To The Red Sea

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) When it comes to Army combat, few commands harden a soldier like “fix bayonets”. However, in merchant convoy

January 10, 2024
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Monday, January 8, 2024
Allied Warships Trickle Into Red Sea Coalition

Allied Warships Trickle Into Red Sea Coalition

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the Red Sea, Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) is witnessing a gradual increase in naval strength. Led by the United States, OPG

January 8, 2024
Total Views: 50553

smoke pollution coming from a container ship

Houthi Bribe Allegations Rock Shipping Market

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of the Israeli shipping company Zim plunged over 17 percent in premarket trading today following reports that their Chinese

January 8, 2024
Total Views: 8428

Sunday, January 7, 2024
China’s COSCO Puts Israel Routes on Hold

China’s COSCO Puts Israel Routes on Hold

According to breaking news by the Israeli financial news outlet Globes, the prominent Chinese shipping conglomerate COSCO has halted its maritime services to

January 7, 2024
Total Views: 5043

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
USS Carney recieves combat honors after returning from protecting ships in the Red Sea.

USS Carney Returns To Persian Gulf With Combat Honors

by John Konrad (gCaptain) USS Carney, the formidable Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer renowned for its role in safeguarding ships in the Red Sea

January 2, 2024
Total Views: 9032

UK Royal Navy mines ship

Turkey Blocks UK Minehunters From Black Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On Tuesday, Turkey made the controversial decision to block two British minehunter ships from entering the Black Sea, citing the

January 2, 2024
Total Views: 120394

Photo of a hapag-lloyd containership in port with cranes overhead

Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd Extends Red Sea Route Diversion

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd will continue to divert its vessels around the Suez Canal for security reasons, a spokesperson for the

January 2, 2024
Total Views: 3465

Monday, January 1, 2024
Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea. Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS

US Treasury Targets Houthi Money Networks Behind Maritime Threats in the Red Sea

On Thursday the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced action against financial networks aiding the Houthi

January 1, 2024
Total Views: 14175

Sunday, December 31, 2023
USS Carney combat information center

Maersk Opens Fire On Houthi Boat Swarm – US Navy Sinks Three

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today in the Red Sea, the crew of the Maersk Hangzhou took evasive action and opened fire on Houthi boats that were aggressively

December 31, 2023
Total Views: 42172

Thursday, December 28, 2023
An MSC containership passes a Maersk containership

Carrier Competition And Positioning Complicate Red Sea Analysis

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the dynamic world of global shipping, the partial blockage of the Red Sea has become a critical test of strategy for major

December 28, 2023
Total Views: 2330

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Inauguration of Maersk's first container ship Laura Maersk that sails on green methanol in Copenhagen, Denmark September 14, 2023. Ritzau Scanpix/ Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Will ESG, Climate Activists, and Houthis Help Boost Containership Profits?

Will the actions of Houthi militants and climate activists inadvertently avert the widely anticipated financial fallout in the containership market set for

December 27, 2023
Total Views: 2760

Sunday, December 24, 2023
Is Maritime Media Putting Ships At Risk In The Red Sea?

Is Maritime Media Putting Ships At Risk In The Red Sea?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) LloydsList is a competitor of my publication gCaptain. We believe in shipping media working together for the greater

December 24, 2023
Total Views: 6348

Saturday, December 23, 2023
Navy Sailors man their guns on the deck of the USS Laboon

Tanker Hit After US Warship Downs ‘Inbound’ Drone

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Action in the Red Sea has reignited. A report by US Central Command says the navy, operating as part of Operation Prosperity

December 23, 2023
Total Views: 7693

UK SHIP ALERT – Drone Strikes Spread To India

UK SHIP ALERT – Drone Strikes Spread To India

UPDATE: The Economic Times is reporting the ship attacked was the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker MV Chem Pluto by John Konrad (gCaptain) Bloomberg is

December 23, 2023
Total Views: 5428

Friday, December 22, 2023
Maersk Containership in a naval convoy exercise

French Navy Escorts CMA CGM Ships While US Ships Remain Stranded

This is a rapidly evolving story, please subscribe to the gCaptain on X for the latest updates. UPDATE: France has agreed to remain but under the condition

December 22, 2023
Total Views: 199308

American Flag Ship

US Sailors Stranded In Red Sea Deserve Immediate Military Support

UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom for an update on the possible movement of US Flagged ships behind French naval convoy gCaptain has received reports that the

December 22, 2023
Total Views: 137633

A bunker vessel prepares to supply fuel to Hin Leong's Pu Tuo Shan VLCC supertanker in the waters off Jurong Island in Singapore

Red Sea Ripples: Prolonged Voyages, Soaring Fuel Costs, and Escalating Carbon Emissions Concerns

by John Konrad (gCaptain) South African bunker traders are facing a unique challenge as an influx of ships, diverted from the Red Sea due to threats from

December 22, 2023
Total Views: 1878

Saturday, December 16, 2023
US Navy warship escorting Maersk ship

Pentagon To Launch ‘Operation Prosperity Guardian’ To Reopen Red Sea Passage

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) There is still a lot of speculation but progress seems likely on reopening the Red Sea to shipping. The Drive is reporting

December 16, 2023
Total Views: 104160


EU Shipping And US Naval Leaders Are Estranged Despite NATO Budget Boost

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Editorial) Amid escalating tensions in the Red Sea, marked by attacks on Israeli and European-owned vessels, and ongoing war

December 16, 2023
Total Views: 4120

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden walks during his visit in Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 20, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Union Fights Back On Proposal To Import Foreign Labor Into US Merchant Marine

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A pivotal debate is unfolding, one that carries the potential to redefine the trajectory of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Central

December 13, 2023
Total Views: 6272


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