Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets is a founding partner of Kravets & Kravets, a maritime and admiralty law firm providing bespoke solutions to clients navigating the North Sea and beyond. Clients involved in ship brokering and management, offshore, towage and salvage, vessel chartering, cargo handling/stevedoring and carriage of goods by sea come to Mr. Kravets for representation. (Photo: Heina Dannemann

Digging Deeper

Published May 21, 2023 11:17 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Government

A wise commercial once understood that “There are some things money can’t buy.” It turns out one of them is conv...

Advancing in Reverse

Published Mar 12, 2023 10:07 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Offshore

Russian pipeline gas is out; so is coal. Yet Europe is still managing to win the energy war and keep warm. As the saying goes: &ld...

When China Shanghais Your Port

Published Dec 23, 2022 9:22 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Ports

Do foreign purchases of critical global infrastructure constitute a security risk? Hamburg’s 883-year-old port has a hist...

View From The EU: What, Don’t You Trust Me?

Published Nov 21, 2022 1:14 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Maritime

Shipping is special – and not just in terms of its economic impact, colorful traditions or ability to span continents and br...

The Y-Splitter Conundrum

Published Sep 11, 2022 3:22 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

Why go through the hassle of rebuilding an entire electrical system when you can just pop in a y-splitter? Many shipowners had thi...

The Airbus Model

Published Aug 7, 2022 3:22 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipbuilding

European manufacturers know this plot: A once proud industry under cost pressure from foreign – chiefly Asian – compet...

Welcome to Asset World

Published Mar 24, 2022 6:23 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

Asset prices are on the rise, signaling a new wave of inflation. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his counterparts li...

Sea Change

Published Sep 15, 2021 3:27 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

Did we take our way of life for granted? After all, humans are optimists. Our ancestors struggled over just one more hill since...

Hamburg: A Walk Through Time

Published Sep 13, 2021 10:09 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Ports

From its storied 13th century origins as a Hanseatic port to being Germany’s current “Gate to the World,” Hambur...

“See the World,” They Said

Published Apr 16, 2021 4:10 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

I grew up with stories of my Uncle Bernhard’s trips to Japan as a merchant mariner. There was that odd black-and-red lacquer...

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