10 Ugly Truths About 21st-Century Shipping

John Konrad (gCaptain) Almost a decade ago Barista Uno contacted me to announce that he was publishing a blog, Marine Cafe, for mariners in the Philippines. In the years since we have shared mutual frustrations about this industry but nothing rings truer than this article - 10 unorthodox truths about 21st-century shipping - which we share with his permission. Marine Café … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for January 9th, 2012

Maritime Paintings by Anton Otto Fischer The charred head of a dodo. Find out more about it here. (via drtuesdaygjohnson) Above, a 1945 Esquire magazine pin-up calendar by Peruvian artist Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez, who back then went only by the moniker Varga. We can't think of a better way to start the year than with a dozen of his paintings… VIVA … [Read more...]

SEACOR CEO, Øivind Lorentzen, Named 2012 CMA Commodore

The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry.  To be presented March 21, 2012 at the conclusion of the CMA's Shipping 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition Stamford, Connecticut – Mr. Øivind Lorentzen, III, Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. has been named … [Read more...]

Top 10 gCaptain Discoverer Voters

User News Published Comments Total votes Published votes Karma john 794 287 (36%) 36 1307 530 (40%) 10.00 Tim 96 21 (21%) 2 965 334 (34%) 10.00 mike22 227 67 (29%) 9 768 318 (41%) 10.00 Kt2headwall 4 2 (50%) 1 455 117 (25%) 10.00 captsmith 38 13 (34%) 2 252 77 … [Read more...]

Beached In Rotterdam – Zhen Hua Heavy Lift Crane Ship

Photo By Gerard Stolk Shipspotters (via Fred Fry's Discoverer Entry) brings us Zhen Hua 10 Stranded on Beach near Rotterdam! We detailed the sister ship Zhen Hua 5 ship in a previous video post titled: Time Lapse Video - Moving a Crane Ship Of The Day tells us: Today we have a very special report at Ship of the Day. In the night between friday and saturday, the heavy … [Read more...]