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.


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

Friday, December 17, 2021
Maritime News

New MARAD Admiral Phillips Stonewalls US Senate

Is MARAD's new chief hostile to the Oil and Gas industry? Senator Ted Cruz wants to know.

December 17, 2021
Total Views: 5137

Sunday, November 7, 2021
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Ports

OPED- Who Put Gene Seroka In Charge Of National Maritime Policy?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Is the Port of Los Angeles, and its Executive Director Gene Seroka, too big to fail? Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary

November 7, 2021
Total Views: 7768

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Incidents

MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last night, during an “industry call” that began with a plead not to share this information with journalists, the

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 11908

Sunday, October 31, 2021
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Incidents

Congress Calls To Shutdown Cadet Shipping And Says The Maritime Industry is Toxic

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The chairmen of six congressional committees wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg in response to

October 31, 2021
Total Views: 18765

Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Incidents

WISTA Supports Midshipman X And Condemns ‘Horrific And Egregious’ Assaults At Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the U.S. branch of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) issued a strong statement of

October 21, 2021
Total Views: 1464

Friday, October 15, 2021
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News

Biden Appoints US Maritime Administrator With Zero Shipping Experience During Worst Shipping Crisis In Decades

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 35163

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Incidents

Maersk Tweets Messages Of Support For Midshipman X

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, has joined a growing chorus of voices, that are speaking out in support of Midshipman X, the college student the US Merchant Marine

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 2165

Sunday, October 10, 2021
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Incidents

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To USMMA Midshipman X

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley ordered a one-day safety stand-down at the United States Merchant Marine

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 29587

Friday, October 1, 2021
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Ports

Dear Port Of Los Angeles, It’s Time To Call The Marines

By John Konrad (OpEd) Gene Seroka, Executive Director Of The Port Of Los Angeles, is fighting a war of attrition that history shows he will loose. Fortunately

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 26057

Ports

Port Regulator In Brazil Target Bunge

By Ana Mano (Reuters) Brazil’s port regulator targeted the local unit of global grains merchant Bunge and two port agents in an investigation announced

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 941

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Navy

US Navy Is Both Decommissioning And Building More Of This Failed Ship

by John Konrad (gCaptain) You maybe confused by this headline but so are we. USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship,

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 8763

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Blog

OPED – El Capitan Quixote And An Impossible Dream

What’s your most impossible dream for the maritime industry? by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) We have built billion-dollar ships, we have shared two

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2657

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Navy

‘I Had The US Navy By The B*lls’ Says Fat Leonard In New Podcast Series

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Fat Leonard is the worst scandal to hit the US Navy since Tailhook in 1991, but – despite 33 federal indictments, 22 guilty

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 7691

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Navy

US Navy Launches Joint Station Beirut

The US Navy’s fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County arrived in the port of Beirut on Monday to participate in the US Navy’s first joint Central

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2996

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Environment

Shell To Launch Singapore’s First Fully Electric Ferry

Shell has ordered at least three electric ferries to transport its Singapore employees. Expected to set sail in the first half of 2023, the new 200-seater

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 880

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Navy

US Navy Ships Are Too Small To Defend Themselves Says New US Congress Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a new study titled Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles the US Congress reports the two most important

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 5782

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Environment

NSFW – Ocean Rebellion Attacks IMO Again, And Again, And Again

NSFW Warning: This article contains

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 3911

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Environment

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Grew 24 Percent Despite COVID-19

During the COVID pandemic the US offshore wind pipeline grew 24%, with 35,324 megawatts now in various stages of

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 866

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Offshore

Head Of Vineyard Wind Project Compares US Cabotage Laws To ‘Soviet Central Planning’

Today via twitter, President Biden called a ‘Red Alert’ for developing wind energy projects. But as of today, only seven wind turbines have been

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 3924