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Monday, September 4, 2023
How The Defense Transportation System Works
Evergreen

How Does The Pentagon’s Massive Global Transportation System Work?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Contrary to popular belief, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company, nor is Delta the world’s largest airline.

September 4, 2023
Total Views: 10994

Monday, June 26, 2023
Sal Mercogliano Youtube Thumbnail
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: 1617

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: 3523

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Watch: USS Cleveland Hits Tug During Side-Launch
Accidents

Watch: USS Cleveland Hits Tug During Side-Launch

The launch of the latest Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS Cleveland (LCS 31), encountered a minor mishap last weekend when the vessel

April 20, 2023
Total Views: 10937

Sunday, April 16, 2023
War Sailor movie
Defense

War Sailor: A Masterpiece Sheds Light On PTSD And The Unsung Heroes Of The Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As a US Merchant Marine captain, Merchant Marine veteran advocate, and the husband of a decorated Merchant Marine war veteran, I find

April 16, 2023
Total Views: 10173

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Port of Lekki, Nigeria
Photo

Nigeria’s New Port Doubles Cargo Capacity

by Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos) Three-quarters of the world is covered by water and up to 90% of world trade is seaborne. Seaports and shipping are

January 22, 2023
Total Views: 3437

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
WATCH: Passing Ship Sends Ice Wake at Skaters
Video

WATCH: Passing Ship Sends Ice Wake at Skaters

I don’t know about you but this video gives me the heebie jeebies. As you can tell from the title, a group of ice skaters are, well, skating when

December 27, 2022
Total Views: 9811

Thursday, December 22, 2022
msc gayane
Shipping

Bloomberg Video: How Drug Smugglers Infiltrated a Global Shipping Giant

Bloomberg is out with a new video today following up on a controversial article published last week on how cocaine-smuggling gangs infiltrated the

December 22, 2022
Total Views: 3181

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Cruise Industry Shutdown Video
Evergreen

Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 11316

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Incredible Footage from INSIDE Hurricane Fiona
Video

Incredible Footage from INSIDE Hurricane Fiona

An unmanned drone has returned incredible footage of its intercept of Hurricane Fiona, a Category 4 hurricane, as it barrels across the Atlantic Ocean towards

September 22, 2022
Total Views: 9129

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
New View: New Anti-Ship Bomb Obliterates Full-Scale Ship Target in Gulf of Mexico
Defense

New View: New Anti-Ship Bomb Obliterates Full-Scale Ship Target in Gulf of Mexico

Back in May we coverd a lethal new anti-ship weapon being developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that could provide a lower-cost and more

September 20, 2022
Total Views: 8132

Monday, July 11, 2022
WATCH Russia’s Secret Logistics Network To Steal Ukrainian Grain
Video

WATCH Russia’s Secret Logistics Network To Steal Ukrainian Grain

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Moscow is ready to negotiate with Ukraine and Turkey about grain exports but it is unclear when these

July 11, 2022
Total Views: 3187

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Vonheim Interviews gCaptain CEO John Konrad
Video

Vonheim Interviews gCaptain CEO John Konrad

A fresh interview just dropped on the Vonheim YouTube channel. When Christopher Vonheim and Captain John A Konrad V bring emotion and

June 15, 2022
Total Views: 891

Friday, May 6, 2022
Maritime Historian Slams US Navy Over Bonhomme Richard Fire Report
Navy

Maritime Historian Slams US Navy Over Bonhomme Richard Fire Report

In this episode, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano explores the timeline and issues behind the July 12, 2020 fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego,

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 10061

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Maersk Sealand Shipping Container
Video

Did An American Truck Driver Change Ocean Shipping Forever?

In this episode of What is Going on With Shipping, gCaptain contributor Sal Mercogliano, discusses the 66th anniversary of the sailing of the SS Ideal X with

May 3, 2022
Total Views: 11233

Monday, May 2, 2022
USCG RB-Ms Boat
USCG

Watch: U.S. Coast Guard’s Jet Driven Workhorse

Destin Sandlin’s popular YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay has already explained how the US Coast Guard (USCG) responds to distress signals and the science of

May 2, 2022
Total Views: 4295

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Restricted To Ship In China Poster
Shipyard

WATCH An American Ship Get Locked Down In China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In November American Merchant Marine officer Madeleine Wolczko left her island home and took a Washington State Ferry to Seattle then

April 24, 2022
Total Views: 10989

Sunday, March 13, 2022
What Happened To Nuclear Cruise Ships?
Video

What Happened To Nuclear Cruise Ships?

With sleek, futuristic lines and shining red and white paint, the world’s first nuclear passenger ship N/S Savannah was designed to stand out but what

March 13, 2022
Total Views: 4748

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Hawaii Fuel Depot Tanks WWII
Navy

Watch: Hawaii Naval Bunker Tank Closure And The Jones Act Explained

As gCaptain reported early this week, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced that Hawaii’s Red Hill bunker storage depot, the world’s

March 10, 2022
Total Views: 3164

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Operation Sea Breeze 2019 - Ukraine
Video

Could Ukraine Recruit Privateers?

In yestertday’s episode of What’s Going on With Shipping, Dr Sal Mercogliano – former merchant mariner and maritime historian –

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 2989
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