Monday, July 19, 2021
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

Shipping Podcast Hosts A Controversial Interview With Captain John Konrad, Founder & CEO Of gCaptain

For over half a decade Lena Gothberg’s Shipping Podcast has been the most downloaded and influential podcast in the maritime industry. Produced in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Shipping Podcast has interviewed...

July 19, 2021
Total Views: 5056

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

A Thank You Letter From Our Founder Plus gCaptain’s 2021 Reader Survey

We know you felt stressed and uncertain in 2020 and hope gCaptain helped lift the fog with accurate and timely maritime news. Moving forward gCaptain is looking for your feedback...

June 29, 2021
Total Views: 1069

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Ship Stonks

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: 5402

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Shop gCaptain

gCaptain Shop Black Friday Week Discount

The gCaptain Shop is open for the holiday season with some new designs and returns of some old favorites. Please note that due to COVID deliveries will be delayed this...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 1943

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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: 6321

Monday, November 2, 2020
Molten Salt Reactor nuclear-battery

Bill Gates Launches A Nuclear Ship Battery Partnership

It’s been over sixty years since the first (and last) US-flagged nuclear-powered cargo ship set sail but, if Bill Gates has his way, the ocean may soon be filled with...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 2087

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the International Maritime Organization (IMO),  several times and even traveled to their beautiful...

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 140

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

This Is How Important Articles About The Maritime Industry Are Researched And Written

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at 05:15 after waking up, after adjusting the heat, after donning a warm wool sweater, after grinding my favorite beans, after french pressing a pot,...

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 78

Friday, January 3, 2020

How strong is your favorite knot? MIT Scientists Invent New Rope Fibers To Study Knots

  How secure is your favorite knot? “Although knots have been around for thousands of years,”  says applied mathematician Vishal Patil of MIT, “not much is known about why they...

January 3, 2020
Total Views: 190

Thursday, November 28, 2019

gCaptain Black Friday Weekend Starts Now

Black Friday Weekend Starts Now 20% OFF Every Item In The gCaptain Store  with coupon code “BlackFriday19” Including All gCaptain Bestsellers gCaptain’s New Polished Brass Tool Pen We Deliver Merchant Marine...

November 28, 2019
Total Views: 17

Saturday, April 6, 2019

gCaptain Extends Military Discount To Hospital Ship Crews, The Ready Reserve Fleet and Merchant Marine Veterans

Since launch gCaptain has proudly honored all students, teachers, and military, including Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command crew members, with a full 20% discount off all gCaptain Merchandise.  Last month...

April 6, 2019
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

gCaptain Invites You To The Launch Of gS…

Ready for something BIG? For over twelve years our crew have built gCaptain from a small blog into the world’s most visited maritime website and we are ready for the...

April 3, 2019
Total Views: 6

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday Starts Now

Black Friday Starts Now 25% OFF Every Item In The gCaptain Store  with coupon code “BlackFriday18” Including All gCaptain Bestsellers gCaptain’s New Polished Brass Tool Pen A Ship Dead Ahead At Night...

November 22, 2018
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
hapag-lloyd ship

Hapag-Lloyd Investor Confirms Approach from CMA CGM, Says Takeover Should Go Other Way Around

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – One of Hapag-Lloyd’s largest shareholders has brushed off an approach by CMA CGM for merger talks. Any such deal could create the largest container shipping...

July 11, 2018
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Knife Tip Injury

An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) A disturbing and dangerous trend is growing offshore. Despite overwhelming evidence that knives are essential to the safety of life at sea, shipping companies are...

June 13, 2018
Total Views: 181

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
American Flag Ship

Editorial: What I Want For National Maritime Day

As founder of gCaptain, I first want to thank all Veterans of the US Merchant Marine. Our definition of veteran includes all who have served in any capacity aboard US Flagged...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 18

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sailors Team Up With Fort Schuyler To Offer STCW Like Training To Boaters And Kids

By John Konrad (gCaptain) The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), revolutionized training in the maritime industry by giving mariners hands on and practical safety training....

May 20, 2018
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

gCaptain Now Ships Free With $50 Purchase

gCaptain now ships free to all 50 states with a minimum purchase of $50 and internationally to 156 countries with a minimum purchase of $100.   Visit our online store...

May 1, 2018
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Gear Up For Summer With All New gCaptain Gear

Click HERE to gear up for summer with all new exclusive gCaptain gear!

April 23, 2018
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Mother's Day Shirt

JUST IN! Women’s Clothing & gCaptain Mother’s Day Items

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Click HERE to view our collection of Women’s clothing or Here for nautical jewelry and be sure to order now for delivery by Mother’s Day.

April 18, 2018
Total Views: 1