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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


Friday, July 21, 2023
Chinese Shipyard
Navy

Deep Dive Into China’s Move To Build Shadow Fleet Tankers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Irene Ang at Tradewinds is reporting that Kurow Shipping, a mysterious tanker company with ties to the Shadow Fleet of

July 21, 2023
Total Views: 7045

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Zelenskiy Grain Ship Odessa
News

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Can’t Move Ukraine Grain, Here’s Why

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies, it has sent shockwaves through the global grain market, triggering a crisis that reverberates

July 20, 2023
Total Views: 5762

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
US Navy Backs Away From Ukraine’s Proposal To Protect Grain In NATO Waters
Navy

US Navy Backs Away From Ukraine’s Proposal To Protect Grain In NATO Waters

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a recent development, Russia struck Ukrainian ports on Tuesday, a day after withdrawing from a U.N.-backed deal that

July 19, 2023
Total Views: 20322

Navy Nuclear Reactor Core
Navy

AUKUS Powers Up: HII And Babcock Join Forces On Nuclear Projects

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a move signifying deepening cooperation within the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) alliance, defense

July 19, 2023
Total Views: 2217

Navigating The Information Fog Engulfing American Shipyards
Navy

Navigating The Information Fog Engulfing American Shipyards

The adage “what gets measured gets managed” rings hollow for American shipyards, as the U.S. Maritime Administration and Navy fall short of

July 19, 2023
Total Views: 10060

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Panama’s Surprising IMO Win: Unpacking The UN Agency’s Controversial Election
News

Panama’s Surprising IMO Win: Unpacking The UN Agency’s Controversial Election

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a surprising twist, Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco of Panama emerged victorious in the United Nations’

July 18, 2023
Total Views: 2496

Friday, July 14, 2023
Adriana migrant boat
Lifesaving Incidents

A Closer Look At the Migrant Boat Disaster Off Greece

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) On June 13, a grim and preventable disaster unfolded in the Mediterranean Sea. A fishing trawler known as the Adriana,

July 14, 2023
Total Views: 2990

Thursday, July 13, 2023
admiral fagan senate hearing
USCG

Senators Call For Inspector General To Investigate US Coast Guard’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee hearing, the Coast Guard’s budget

July 13, 2023
Total Views: 3428

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Daewoo Investor Eyes Purchase Of US Navy Shipbuilder
Navy

Daewoo Investor Eyes Purchase Of US Navy Shipbuilder

by John Konrad (gCaptain) South Korean conglomerate Hanwha, valued at $42 billion, is considering a strategic acquisition of Austal, a pivotal player in the

July 11, 2023
Total Views: 31900

Thursday, July 6, 2023
The Challenging Future Of Floating Wind Farms
Energy

The Challenging Future Of Floating Wind Farms

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Far offshore, in the limitless expanse of the ocean, where the wind conducts the rhythmic ballet of the waves and the horizon

July 6, 2023
Total Views: 2887

Thursday, June 29, 2023
pexels startup stock photos
Shipping

Could Silicon Valley’s Top Minds Be Recruited To Help Shipping?

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Shipping, a stalwart industry often found clinging to antiquated practices and methodologies, has rarely been associated with

June 29, 2023
Total Views: 1022

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
carnival cruise ship
Cruise Ships

Carnival Shares Spike Despite Pause On China

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines $CCL, soared by nearly 10% today on what the CEO calls

June 28, 2023
Total Views: 2562

Monday, June 26, 2023
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Maritime News

Navigating Digital Seas: Sal Mercogliano Hits YouTube Milestone

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, a maritime historian and longtime contributor to gCaptain, recently celebrated a significant milestone

June 26, 2023
Total Views: 1625

Thursday, June 22, 2023
IMG
Finance

The Shipping Industry’s Green Revolution May Fund Profits In Unexpected Ways Says Bulk Owner

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Hamish Norton, the President of Star Bulk Carriers, provided insightful comments on the current state and future trends in the marine

June 22, 2023
Total Views: 977

IMG
Maritime Security

Anchoring Cybersecurity: The Need For Vendor Agreement Clauses In Shipping

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the age of increased cyber threats and vulnerabilities, safeguarding a business extends beyond the perimeter of one’s

June 22, 2023
Total Views: 1299

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Offshore Supply Vessel Panel at Marine Money Week in NYC
Navy

Offshore Supply Vessels Move From Oil To Military And Wind

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Todd Hornbeck, the CEO of Hornbeck Offshore, recently delivered a talk at the Marine Money Week Conference in NYC. He

June 20, 2023
Total Views: 3868

Mike McCormick, Principal at Rystad Energy
Offshore

High-Spec Drillships and Harsh Weather Rigs Are Dominating Deepwater Industry

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This afternoon at the Marine Money Week conference in New York, Mike McCormick, principal at Rystad Energy, offered valuable insights

June 20, 2023
Total Views: 886

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Could A 4-Star Industry Envoy Fix US Shipbuilding?
Navy

Could A 4-Star Industry Envoy Fix US Shipbuilding?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the grand tapestry of American history, the narrative of industry and manufacturing has often been the undercurrent that

May 14, 2023
Total Views: 12501

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Warship raising the Canadian Flag
Maritime News

Great Lakes Labor: Filipino Mariners Can Now Sail On Canadian Merchant Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a move to tackle an acute mariner shortage accentuated by the rapid retirement of boomers, Canada has signed an unprecedented

May 13, 2023
Total Views: 6474

Friday, May 12, 2023
No Sleep Till Congress? Beastie Boys Parody Attacks The Jones Act
Video

No Sleep Till Congress? Beastie Boys Parody Attacks The Jones Act

In an episode that could only be described as “2023: The Year We Ran Out of Normal,” Reason, the libertarian magazine that cut its teeth in the

May 12, 2023
Total Views: 3528
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