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


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: 2505

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: 3136

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: 3572

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: 1015

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: 9668

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: 1605

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: 1371

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: 4367

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Finance

Scorpio Says Russian Oil Ban Will Supercharge Tanker Market

Scorpio Tankers (NYSE: $STNG) reported the biggest quarterly profit in its history on Thursday, and said that tonne-miles will go “through the

July 28, 2022
Total Views: 5338

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Bosphorus Strait
News

Turkey To Open Shipping Coordination Center For War Grain

Turkey will open a new joint shipping coordination center in Istanbul tomorrow to oversee Ukrainian grain exports. This comes only four days after a Russian

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 891

Boarding of the MV Victory RoRo
Navy

EU Naval Force Stops Smuggling Ship Off Libya

Last week, the UN Panel of Experts on Libya learned that the ship MV Victory RoRo was transporting vehicles in breach of the UN arms embargo. In response,

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 4697

MS-Arkona
Cruise Ships

Saudi Cruiseship Mega-Yacht Conversion Project Scrapped As Economy Turns

This year has been tough for the world’s biggest yachts. Earlier this month, Rotterdam said it wouldn’t take apart a bridge to let Jeff Bezos sail

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 4653

Monday, July 25, 2022
Energy Crisis Spokesman
Shipping

Shipping’s New ESG Rules Could Starve Millions

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new report found that more than 75% of ships will not meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new Environmental

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 6595

Sunday, July 24, 2022
Ports

Australia & New Zealand  Get Slammed By Container Rates

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Long-term rates for shipping containers to New Zealand and Australia have soared in the past few years, and are now at record highs.

July 24, 2022
Total Views: 7453

FBI Cyber-security agent
Ports

Port of LA Fights 40 Million Cyber Attacks Every Month

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Port of Los Angeles is the victim of approximately 40 million cyber attacks per month, mostly from Europe and Russia including

July 24, 2022
Total Views: 4598

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Nancy Pelosi with American Flags
News

Pelosi Trip Could Escalate Tensions In The Taiwan Strait 

China has threatened to take “strong measures” if Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan and US security experts

July 23, 2022
Total Views: 2274

two tankers conduct ship-to-ship transfer
News

Dark Tanker Market Gets Competitive

Data from Vortexa, a platform in the energy industry, shows that Iran, Russia, and Venezuela are all vying to sell oil to Asia. According to the analysis,

July 23, 2022
Total Views: 3893

Tanker docks at marine terminal
News

Shrinking Oil Tanker Fleet May Deepen The Energy Crisis

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A dwindling oil tanker fleet could deepen the global energy crisis over the next three years as energy companies try to increase

July 23, 2022
Total Views: 11000

Friday, July 22, 2022
Navy

US Navy Ships Stay Home As NATO Flexes Black Sea Muscle

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Every year, the US Navy sails warships into the Black Sea as part of Sea Breeze 2022 an annual joint military exercise with Romania

July 22, 2022
Total Views: 29975

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Fire Incidents

Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 14974