Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets

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

“See the World,” They Said

By Erik Kravets 04-16-2021 04:10:49

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...

2020 Hit Parade

By Erik Kravets 01-16-2021 04:16:54

Posted in: Shipping

Kick off your shoes, put up your feet and enjoy a quick take on this stressful year’s greatest hits! As if the pandemic were...

Tariff Follies

By Erik Kravets 11-16-2020 04:21:05

Posted in: Shipping

When national friendships turn sour, trade disputes – especially tariffs – are never far away. They’re the pe...

Cyprus: Small Island, Big Potential

By Erik Kravets 08-23-2020 08:46:23

Posted in: Shipping

(Note: I visited Cyprus in May 2019. This article, written then but never published, is a belated summary of what turned out to be...

Panic Button: Can You Use COVID-19 to Get Out of Contracts?

By Erik Kravets 04-09-2020 03:08:48

Posted in: Shipping

In the shifting sands of the COVID-19 pandemic, contracts – with their commitments and obligations – can seem like a s...

A Few Good Lawyers

By Erik Kravets 01-28-2020 07:55:33

Posted in: Shipping

It’s never fun to disagree. When everything’s going well and business is booming and customers are happily paying thei...

Climate-Change Activists are Targeting the Wrong Industry

By Erik Kravets 12-13-2019 07:02:11

Posted in: Shipping

Anger, panic and despair define environmentalism in 2019. Fridays for Future, the school strike that drove more than one million m...

Unleash the Kraken

By Erik Kravets 12-07-2019 10:35:16

Posted in: Training

“The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws,” wrote Tacitus in his Annals. He knew, writing long ago, t...

Insight: SAL Heavy Lift Day

By Erik Kravets 09-21-2019 09:35:30

Posted in: Shipping

A big “thank you” to SAL Heavy Lift for inviting me to speak in Hamburg before an engaged group of roughly 70 maritime...

Photos: The Savoie, a Steamboat from the Belle Epoque

By Erik Kravets 08-19-2019 01:58:00

Posted in: Maritime

As a firm specialized in maritime law, we love coming face to face with all of the exciting equipment and history that water-based...

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