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

Spice and Vice

Published Apr 12, 2024 9:42 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

  Gather ‘round for a story about German bankers, Dutch rebels, Spanish and Portuguese royals, Asian sultanates and...

Happy Hour at Club-K

Published Dec 31, 2023 11:04 AM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Government

Housed in a 40-foot shipping container, the Russian-built Club-K missile system shows the extent to which countries like China and...

Report Card

Published Nov 14, 2023 6:39 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Business

How did I do on predicting future events? I’ve made a lot of predictions since 2020, which is when I wrote my last &ldquo...

Ride the White Horses

Published Sep 29, 2023 2:22 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

Pamir, the last sail cargo vessel to operate commercially and at scale, ran her final route in 1957 on behalf of Hamburg’s L...

View From the EU: Vladimir's Coin-Op Laundromat

Published Aug 6, 2023 9:54 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Shipping

Current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. General Mark Milley, asserted in February 2022 that Kyiv could fall “wit...

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...

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