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.


Friday, March 4, 2022
Navy

US Navy Salvages Sunk Stealth Fighter Jet From South China Sea

The United States Navy has recovered a state-of-the-art F-35C Lightning that fell into the South China Sea after a landing mishap in January. The aircraft was

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 8885

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Russian minesweeper
Navy

NATO MEMBER OWNED SHIP SINKS OFF ODESA – Russia Used Civilian Ship As A Human Shield

UPDATE: “The Estonian-owned cargo ship Helt SUNK on Thursday off the Ukrainian port of Odesa after an explosion,” Igor Ilves, managing

March 3, 2022
Total Views: 27323

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Ship Mine Underwater
Navy

Russia May Have Mined Ukrainian Waters Says NATO

by John Konrad (gCaptain) NATO’s Allied Maritime Command today said there is a high risk of collateral damage on civilian shipping in the northwestern

March 2, 2022
Total Views: 4743

Navy

Northern Black Sea Is Now A ‘Warlike Area’ As Navy Fails To Protect Shipping In NATO Waters

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) While the US Navy and large NATO powers remain notably absent from the Black Sea few assets are available in the region to

March 2, 2022
Total Views: 9701

Monday, February 28, 2022
Ports

American Pilot Refuses To Board Russian Ships

UPDATE: Scroll down to find the US Coast Guard’s official response to this article. by John Konrad (gCaptain) The senior ship pilot of a major American

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 179897

News

Container Lines Suspend Russia Bookings

COPENHAGEN/LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Ocean Network Express (ONE) on Monday suspended container bookings to and from Russia hours after Maersk

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 6046

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Defense

Ukraine’s Secret Weapon: Seafarers

Editors’ Note: According to the 9/11 commission report, the United States and its allies suffered from a failure imagination prior to the attacks. This

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 18529

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Ports

UK May Close Ports To Russian Ships

Today the Guardian reported that the UK may restrict Russian ships from using British ports after it emerged that an oil tanker owned by Sovcomflot,

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 4516

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Navy

Turkey Did NOT Close The Bosphorus To Russian Ships

In the last hour several media outlets worldwide began reporting that Turkey closed the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits to Russian ships, but, Reuters is now

February 26, 2022
Total Views: 14746

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Dive Weld Training
Blog

How Are Structures Built Underwater?

Despite being beautiful and useful, rivers, lakes, harbors, and oceans are not always the best places to build. Tools and construction materials work better

February 23, 2022
Total Views: 2781

Thursday, February 17, 2022
ELECTRA foiling ferry
Environment

California Startup Inches Closer To Building A Fast Electric Foiling Ferry

With much of the world’s ferry fleet in need of renewal and increasing regulatory pressure to cut emissions, operators are seeking alternatives without

February 17, 2022
Total Views: 1963

Monday, February 14, 2022
Defense

Ukraine Crisis: Wall Street Should Forget Putin And Start Counting Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On Friday, President Biden warned that Russia could attack Ukraine “any day now” and “the United States together with

February 14, 2022
Total Views: 9300

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Ocean Rebellion protest
Shipping

Who Blocked The IMO From Passing New Midshipman X Initiatives?

Did the US Coast Guard just block an important #MidshipmanX Sexual Assualt And Harassment (SASH) initiative at the IMO? Who are the members of the United

February 10, 2022
Total Views: 4134

Monday, January 31, 2022
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell
Finance

OPED – Could The Federal Reserve Fix Our Ports?

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) CNBC editor Lori Ann LaRocco is a superstar in the world of logistics and seaborne trade. LaRocco’s tireless and timely

January 31, 2022
Total Views: 1151

Sunday, January 30, 2022
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Blog

Editorial: Admiral, I Am NOT Ready For War

Today gCaptain received reports that the Pentagon began loading Military Sealift Command ships with tanks and heavy equipment. While we are unable to confirm

January 30, 2022
Total Views: 8001

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Zig-Zag Coast Guard Search and Rescue Pattern
Video

Watch: Why The Zig-Zag Search And Rescue Pattern is Genius

This week Destin Sandlin’s highly popular Smarter Everyday channel on YouTube is kicking off a new US Coast Guard series with this video about the

January 29, 2022
Total Views: 3731

Thursday, January 27, 2022
US Virgin Islands Flag
Maritime News

US Announces New Open Registry

Next Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, former US Deputy Secretary of State and the first Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte

January 27, 2022
Total Views: 6227

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Editorial credit: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com
Maritime News

Matson Diverts Ships To Tonga

The US containership company Matson, which has been making record profits as freight rates and whose stock hit a new all-time high today, announced it would be

January 26, 2022
Total Views: 7993

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Norwegian cruise ship docking
Cruise Ships

Cruise Stocks Remain Buoyant Despite 83 Omicron Infected Ships, Crew Quarantines, And Decreasing Customer Spending

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Stock prices of the three largest cruise ship owners – Carnival $CCL, Royal Caribbean International $RCL, and Norwegian Cruise

January 13, 2022
Total Views: 1096

Saturday, January 8, 2022
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Finance

Watch: What’s Going On With Ship Stocks?

On this week’s episode of What’s Going on With Shipping, gCaptain contributor and YouTube host Sal Mercogliano is joined by maritime stock expert

January 8, 2022
Total Views: 1887