Sunday, March 28, 2021
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New York’s Ever Given Crisis Is Bigger Than Egypt’s But Buttigieg Sits Silent

The cost of the mega containership Ever Given blocking Suez Canal traffic exceeds $9B a day but the cost of bringing these ships into poor and highly populated cities like...

March 28, 2021
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A view shows the stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
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Suez Villagers Meet The New Neighbor

By Mirette Magdy and Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) — Villagers on the banks of the Suez Canal are getting used to their unusual new neighbor. It’s 400 meters long, carries...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 10534

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Watch: Operation Backtwist – The Ever Given Salvage Operation

In this episode, gCaptain founder and CEO John Konrad sits down to discuss on-going effort to refloat the grounded MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal: Full Coverage: MV Ever...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 8343

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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As Global Trade Stalls, Suez Canal Memes Take Over the Internet

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Most news organizations have a serious view of events when a major incident in one of the world’s most critical which costs many billions of dollars...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 32321

Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Sino Global Shipping Joins NFT Craze

Shares of Sino-Global Shipping America (NASDAQ:SINO) soared over 30% in NASDAQ premarket trading today after the company announced it will launch a new exchange for NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in collaboration...

March 18, 2021
Total Views: 1837

Monday, February 22, 2021
William Tillman Recaptures the Schooner S.J. Waring
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Black History Month – From Cook To Captain To Hero, The Incredible Story Of William Tillman

William Tillman was the first black hero of the American Civil War. He was not a soldier but rather a 27-year-old cook-steward on the schooner S.J. Waring. Here is his...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1952

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 3960

Monday, February 8, 2021
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UPDATE: NY Based Sino-Shipping Announces Huge Investment In Bitcoin Mining

UPDATE: Shares in Sino-Global are trading over 50% higher today on the announcement that Elon Musk has directed tesla to put $15B worth of Bitcoin on the balance sheet. by...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 3518

Friday, January 29, 2021
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Castor Maritime Stock Gets Delisted By Robinhood Alongside Gamestop

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday we wrote that shares of the offshore drillship company Transocean ($RIG) were surging on retail investor interest in highly shorted companies like Gamestock. Later in...

January 29, 2021
Total Views: 21466

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Shipping Stonks Like RIG Get Lifted In Rising Tide Of Troubled Companies Like Gamestop

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In May 2020 I wrote an article sharing the fact that Transocean ($RIG) was the biggest loser stock of the last decade. At the time...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 5304

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Shark at the wreck of the USS Tarpon
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How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?

By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 7101

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Book Review: Leadership Is Language

In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 1403

Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Captain Of Chaos – Masters Of Luck And Rule Tyrants

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the past few years a few of my fellow captains and I have been working on new ways to teach Bridge Resource Management (BRM). We...

December 5, 2020
Total Views: 9735

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the thirteenth Superintendent of the United...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3373

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Board Diversity Action Alliance Launches Without A Single Maritime Company

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Just under a month since the start of the Board Diversity Action Alliance, big-time businesses including Albertsons, Centene Corp., Nordstrom Inc., and Under Armour have joined the...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 1551

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 6000

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 98

Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Despite COVID Fears Yachts Depart For Historic Sydney to Hobart Race

by Amlan Chakraborty (Reuters) – This year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race will proceed with COVID-19 measures in place following Tasmania’s decision to open borders to New South Wales, the...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 82

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 174

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Op-Ed: The Popular Mechanics Of Maritime Innovation

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During a popular maritime innovation event today the Chief Innovation Officer of a major shipping company painted an enthusiastic picture of the future complete with shipboard...

September 30, 2020
Total Views: 86