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 gCaptain was honored by American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV) to spend a few days in Tampa Florida with America's most unsung heroes alongside … [Read more...]

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 next BIG challenge.  While we remain committed to bringing you the highest quality maritime news daily our founder and CEO, Captain John Konrad, is embarking on a new business venture. A brand new … [Read more...]

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 Shirt All Get Ship Done Products Kids t-shirts and decorations Women's Clothing Tools & Toys for Sailors And Lots, Lots More! … [Read more...]

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 line in the world. Alphaliner reports that, on the side lines of the company’s AGM in Hamburg yesterday, Hapag-Lloyd 21.4% shareholder Klaus Michael Kuehne confirmed the approach … [Read more...]

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 increasingly banning the use of knives aboard ship.   Back in the days of tall ships, captains would break off the pointy tips of knives to prevent injuries and mutiny. Today’s … [Read more...]