@gCaptain In On Instagram (Finally!)

After hundreds of reader request followed by months of negotiation, pleading and many thank you's gCaptain has officially acquired our proper name on Instagram and we have started scouring the internet for the world's best ship photos! Of course gCaptain has been published the best ship photos for years right here on gCaptain.com and on our facebook page but … [Read more...]

Big Ben – Photo Tour Of The MegaShip Benjamin Franklin

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship ever to dock in North America, returned to Southern California last month for its second U.S. visit and official inauguration. Before departing for Seattle, CMA CGM invited gCaptain founder John Konrad and photographer Andrew Lombardi to Long Beach for a tour of the enormous vessel. Here are the photos from the … [Read more...]

Amazing Photos Show True Scale of Queen Mary 2 Ocean Liner

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the iconic ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, Cunard captain, Captain Kevin Oprey, agreed to go overboard and pose for these amazing photos from the bulbous bow of his massive ship. To capture the photos, Cunard hooked up with photographer James Morgan earlier this month in perfect conditions about a mile off the coast of Bali as the ship … [Read more...]

Atwood Condor or Star Destroyer? You Decide.

When former shipmate, Captain Adam Iverson from the Atwood Condor sent these images to me the other day, I felt an immediate sense of envy followed by a desire to shake his hand in congratulations. I really hope he sends these off to the International Photo Awards competition, because they deserve serious recognition. … [Read more...]

Largest Crane In The World [IMAGES]

20,000 metric tons. That's 98 Statues of Liberty or 10,000 VW Beetles. But when you're building the world's largest vessels in the world, your crane needs to muscle every last ounce of steel. Meet Taisun, the world's largest crane, is a fixed dual-beam gantry crane of mega proportions and holds the world record-setting lift of 20,133 metric tons. A record which broke its two … [Read more...]