Erik Kravets

Erik Kravets

Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets is a founding partner of Kravets & Kravets <a target='_blank' href='http://www.kravets.de'>http://www.kravets.de</a>, 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 <a target='_blank' href='http://www.foto-dannemann.com/'>http://www.foto-dannemann.com/</a>)

Cuxhaven

Fresh Ships, Fresh Fish

By Erik Kravets 2018-01-17 05:06:52

It's not even a fair fight for the fish anymore! The German Fishery Union (DFFU, or, natively: "Deutsche Fischfang Union"), has taken over two Norwegian newbuilds, namely the factory trawlers Berlin and Cuxhaven. The DFFU is a wholly owned subsidiary...

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bunker ship

The Same Old Bunker Contracts

By Erik Kravets 2017-11-26 01:38:04

A couple years ago, I wrote a review of the BIMCO Standard Bunker Agreement. The fact is, this contract has not been widely adopted in maritime practice. Bunker companies typically prefer to operate on a handshake, or they have their...

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view from the E.U.

Red Sky at Night

By Erik Kravets 2017-11-23 19:06:53

(This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) About 9,000 ships per year call at the port of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany. Each of those 9,000 ships – whether bulkers, tankers, box carriers,...

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EU Parliament

We Can't Scrap Our Way Out of the Crisis

By Erik Kravets 2017-10-31 15:37:04

For many decades, shipping companies worked together and cooperated in a way that is not permissible under today's understanding of antitrust law. The shipping companies formed organizations that were closed to the public and which decided on matters like prices,...

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View from the E.U.

Ready-Made Contracts

By Erik Kravets 2017-10-17 17:43:38

(This article was originally published in the 2017 July/August edition) The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), based in Copenhagen, is a shipowner-led organization representing 65 percent of the world’s tonnage. In a region characterized by linguistic, political and cultural...

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flags

Bridging the Atlantic

By Erik Kravets 2017-07-24 21:27:05

(Article originally published in May/June 2017 edition) IN AN AGE OF NATIONALIST FERVOR, THE BRIDGE CENTENNIAL IS A MUCH-NEEDED CELEBRATION OF COMMON VALUES AND SHARED GOALS. It’s going to be a beautiful summer when, on June 25, 2017,...

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presentation

A First Impression of BIMCO's New KPI Software

By Erik Kravets 2017-05-28 19:17:49

At the Hamburg live demonstration of BIMCO’s new Key Performance Indicator (KPI) software, we were given a first hand look to a new interactive method for handling supply chain requirements, benchmarking fleet efficiency and automating the generation of reports for...

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View from the E.U.

Johnny- Come-Lately

By Erik Kravets 2017-05-14 21:28:55

(Article originally published in March/April 2017 edition.) What if “Make power while the wind blows” could replace “Make hay while the sun shines”? Well, it can. Using turbines, wind can be “farmed” to generate electricity. Like other renewable sources...

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containers

Beginning of the End for Hamburg Süd?

By Erik Kravets 2017-05-04 22:49:03

Maersk promised to maintain and build up the Hamburg Süd brand in the course of the 2017 acquisition of the Hamburg-based shipping line, which is known for its bold, red ships and containers. Maersk recently said this in an April...

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CMI

Comite Maritime International: How does it work?

By Erik Kravets 2017-04-24 21:41:31

When we talk about being members in international maritime organizations, typically the discussion on these pages circles around the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO). While BIMCO is important regionally, the most significant maritime organization globally, next to perhaps the...

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