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, April 25, 2023

US Maritime Crisis: Uncovering The Ghost Admiral Steering The US Government’s Most Secretive Agency

by Captain John Konrad (OpEd) How can you help Cato dismantle the Jones Act and undermine American shipping? How can you subvert crucial US Navy shipbuilding

April 25, 2023
Total Views: 25415

Monday, April 24, 2023
EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell

European Policy Chief Advocates For Warship Patrols Of Taiwan Strait

In a recent op-ed for Le Journal du Dimanche, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell boldly advocated for European warships to actively patrol the Taiwan Strait

April 24, 2023
Total Views: 1905

OOCL CFO Says It’s Impossible To Decouple From China

OOCL CFO Says It’s Impossible To Decouple From China

As geopolitical tensions rise, businesses are exploring alternatives to China for production and diversification, yet China’s vast influence in global

April 24, 2023
Total Views: 3533

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Celebrity Edge Class Cruise Ship
Cruise Ships

The Cruel Reality of Cruise Ship Morgues: Widow Files Suit

In August, Marilyn Jones and her husband Robert set sail on an eight-day Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aboard the Celebrity Equinox. Just two

April 23, 2023
Total Views: 10131

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Navy oiler tanker at night

Replenishing Controversy: The US Navy’s New Tanker Program

By John Konrad (gCaptain) A Congressional Research Study update by Ronald O’Rourke shows the US Navy has earmarked $8.8 million in research and

April 20, 2023
Total Views: 6708

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Russian ship Admiral Vladimirsky

Does Russia Have A Fleet Of Sabotage Ships?

New allegations have emerged via the BBC suggesting that Russia has a program to sabotage wind farms and communication cables in the North Sea. The joint

April 19, 2023
Total Views: 7566

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro aboard ship

Alaska Senator Asserts Navy Secretary Violated Shipbuilding Law

Alaska's Senator Dan Sullivan Holds Navy Secretary Accountable for Alleged Shipbuilding Law

April 18, 2023
Total Views: 6011

Monday, April 17, 2023
Navigating Change: European RoRo Sector Adapts To Brexit, Crises And Decarbonization

Navigating Change: European RoRo Sector Adapts To Brexit, Crises And Decarbonization

In an era marked by Brexit, the Ukraine crisis, and the push for long-term decarbonization solutions, the European RoRo cargo vessel sector finds itself

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 1017

Sunday, April 16, 2023
War Sailor movie

War Sailor: A Masterpiece Sheds Light On PTSD And The Unsung Heroes Of The Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As a US Merchant Marine captain, Merchant Marine veteran advocate, and the husband of a decorated Merchant Marine war veteran, I find

April 16, 2023
Total Views: 9886

solar panel covered canal

California Announces Solar-Powered Canal Project

California’s persistent water scarcity issues linger, even after an unusually wet winter. Governor Gavin Newsom has refrained from declaring an end to

April 16, 2023
Total Views: 10440

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Space to ship communications link

Can Space Agencies Boost Autonomous Shipping?

As the global community strives to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, sustainable shipping emerges as a critical

April 12, 2023
Total Views: 1015

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Service Chief Panel

Shipbuilding Battle: Deep Dive On The Fight Between 3 Commandants And 1 Admiral

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The brewing conflict between the US Navy and the US Marine Corps over the production of amphibious warships is reaching a

April 6, 2023
Total Views: 8065

Vice Admiral Scott D. Conn

US Navy Admiral Says AI Warships ‘Must Obey’

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week marked significant AI-related announcements for the US Navy at the annual Sea Air Space conference. Top Admiral and CNO,

April 6, 2023
Total Views: 51065

Monday, April 3, 2023
Navy warship CIC

US Navy Tests Secret Maritime Data Technology

The U.S. Navy is currently testing its highly secretive Project Overmatch initiative with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group off the California coast. This

April 3, 2023
Total Views: 3797

US Navy Promises To Strengthen Merchant Marine And Coast Guard Partnerships

US Navy Promises To Strengthen Merchant Marine And Coast Guard Partnerships

U.S. Navy Undersecretary Erik Raven spoke today at the opening ceremony of the US Navy League’s Sea Air Space conference in Maryland, emphasizing the

April 3, 2023
Total Views: 4746

Sunday, April 2, 2023
NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico

3rd Mate Exam Pass Rates Plummet

The Consortium of State Maritime Academies, which represents the nation’s six state maritime academies, has asked Commandant of the US Coast Guard Linda

April 2, 2023
Total Views: 22127

Saturday, April 1, 2023

US Congress Moves To Ban Chinese Crane Software

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As concerns over the potential use of Chinese-made cranes for gathering information on U.S. military equipment continue to grow,

April 1, 2023
Total Views: 5669

Chinese Ferry

Is COSCO China’s Secret Invasion Fleet?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is reportedly utilizing civilian roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) ferries, operated by

April 1, 2023
Total Views: 13235

CNO Gilday Congress

Top Navy Admiral Says No To Icebreakers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As tensions rise in the Arctic with Russia and China expanding their presence, Congresswoman Betty McCollum – ranking

April 1, 2023
Total Views: 164165

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Peter Zeihan interview

Zeihan Calls For US Short Sea Shipping And Nearshoring

Geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan recently shared his insights on globalization, security paradigms, and the need for North America to strengthen its supply

March 30, 2023
Total Views: 2439


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