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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


Sunday, April 16, 2023
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Environment

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
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Space to ship communications link
News

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: 1036

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Service Chief Panel
Navy

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: 8238

Vice Admiral Scott D. Conn
Navy

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
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Monday, April 3, 2023
Navy warship CIC
Navy

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: 3857

US Navy Promises To Strengthen Merchant Marine And Coast Guard Partnerships
Navy

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: 4752

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

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: 22561

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Gallagher-china-cranes
Ports

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: 5726

Chinese Ferry
Navy

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: 13389

CNO Gilday Congress
Navy

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: 164644

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Peter Zeihan interview
Shipping

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: 2571

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Maersk CEO Clerc Is Bullish On China Despite Weaker Than Expected Rebound
News

Maersk CEO Clerc Is Bullish On China Despite Weaker Than Expected Rebound

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Vincent Clerc, the newly appointed CEO of AP Møller-Maersk, spoke about China’s economic rebound during his visit to the

March 29, 2023
Total Views: 1750

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
president biden at climate summate
Navy

Biden Leaves Market And Military Unclear About Strategic Oil Reserve

The Biden administration’s inconsistent approach to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) has raised concerns and intensified skepticism among oil

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2421

Trade War: EU Unveils New China Countermeasure Toolkit
Ports

Trade War: EU Unveils New China Countermeasure Toolkit

The European Union has agreed on a new defense mechanism, allowing retaliation against countries employing economic blackmail or punitive trade measures, such

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 5552

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Ship Paper Chart Navigation
Incidents

Ship Captain Believes ChatGPT Told Him To Change Course

by John Konrad (gCaptain) gCaptain has obtained a troubling report from an American captain, who claims that a shipowner utilized an AI bot, potentially

March 15, 2023
Total Views: 27486

Navy visit to Wall Street
Navy

US Navy Shipbuilding Is Failing Because Admirals Avoid Wall Street

Editorial by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In an era distinguished by the realization of monumental projects, from the sprawling LNG terminals of Louisiana to

March 15, 2023
Total Views: 12038

Sunday, March 12, 2023
How A SVB Bailout Could Solve Global Security Problems
Navy

How A SVB Bailout Could Solve Global Security Problems

What is the common denominator in the recent port congestion crisis and current Taiwan security crisis, global food crisis, global energy crisis, US military

March 12, 2023
Total Views: 9498

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Gen. David Berger USMC aboard ship
Navy

Logistics Wins Wars: A Deep Dive Into War In The Pacific

This week, the United States Marine Corps Commandant made a bold and urgent call to prioritize logistics at sea in the Pacific theater. However, it’s

March 7, 2023
Total Views: 33002

Friday, March 3, 2023
US Marine Corps Experiments Offshore
MSC

US Marine Corps Experiments Offshore

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to Craig Hooper, a senior military contributor for Forbes, the US Marine Corps has been working with offshore oil and gas

March 3, 2023
Total Views: 15745

Monday, February 27, 2023
Captain Robert Smalls
Navy

USS Chancellorsville Is Renamed In Honor Of Black Ship Pilot Robert Smalls

today the US Navy announced it is renaiming a warship to honor Robert Smalls, a skilled ship pilot and statesman born into slavery in South Carolina. The

February 27, 2023
Total Views: 7248
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