US Navy Fails Hypersonic Missile Test

The United State Navy’s most expensive surface ships, the three destroyers of the USS Zumwalt class, has been plagued with failures. The ship’s Advanced Gun System did not work as…

The United State Navy’s most expensive surface ships, the three destroyers of the USS Zumwalt class, has been plagued with failures. The ship’s Advanced Gun System did not work as...

Book Review: Heavy Metal, The Inside Story Of US Navy Shipbuilders

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States and what could be more American than sitting on the beach, reading about heavy industry and the…

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States and what could be more American than sitting on the beach, reading about heavy industry and the...

Analyst Calls Today “Bloody Friday” For Shipping Stocks

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shipping stocks across the board took heavy hits today in what shipping analyst J.Mintzmyer is calling “Bloody Friday.” This fall comes with fears of a global…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shipping stocks across the board took heavy hits today in what shipping analyst J.Mintzmyer is calling “Bloody Friday.” This fall comes with fears of a global...

Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John Garamendi and Jim…

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John Garamendi and Jim...

Cruise Line Stocks Could “Fall To Zero” Says Banker

by John Konrad (gCaptain) While many shipping stocks have seen record profits this year, the stocks of cruise lines are among the biggest losers in the S&P 500 stock index…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) While many shipping stocks have seen record profits this year, the stocks of cruise lines are among the biggest losers in the S&P 500 stock index...

Ship Disruption May Push Inflation Higher Says UN

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new UN report warns logistics professionals not to discount the impact of the Ukraine War on overall ship demand or get too excited about the…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new UN report warns logistics professionals not to discount the impact of the Ukraine War on overall ship demand or get too excited about the...

Product Tanker Stocks Hold Up Despite Stock Market Pain

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of product tankers are holding up well despite outsized gains in 2022 and an overall fall in the shipping market over the past few weeks….

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of product tankers are holding up well despite outsized gains in 2022 and an overall fall in the shipping market over the past few weeks....

ESG Banks Gives Gunvor Giant $912 Million Loan Despite Past Ties To Putin

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Gunvor, the energy trading firm and shipowner cofounded by sanctioned Russian Oligarch and Putin’s long-time friend Gennady Timchenko, has secured sustainability loans worth $912 million. The…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Gunvor, the energy trading firm and shipowner cofounded by sanctioned Russian Oligarch and Putin’s long-time friend Gennady Timchenko, has secured sustainability loans worth $912 million. The...

Russian LNG Ship Concludes Northern Sea Route Voyage

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the ship-tracking website Marine Traffic, the arctic LNG tanker Nikolay Yevgenov has arrived in the Pacific Ocean after transiting the Northern Sea Route with…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the ship-tracking website Marine Traffic, the arctic LNG tanker Nikolay Yevgenov has arrived in the Pacific Ocean after transiting the Northern Sea Route with...

Geopolitical Worry Builds Alongside Shipping Profits At Marine Money Week

By John Konrad (gCaptain) At the intersection of big banking and big shipping is Marine Money Week 2022, an annual event in Manhattan that hosts executives from both industries. After…

By John Konrad (gCaptain) At the intersection of big banking and big shipping is Marine Money Week 2022, an annual event in Manhattan that hosts executives from both industries. After...