Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets

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Erik Kravets is a founding partner of Kravets & Kravets http://www.kravets.de, 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 http://www.foto-dannemann.com/)

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...

2020 Hit Parade

Published Jan 16, 2021 4:16 PM by Erik Kravets

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

Published Nov 16, 2020 4:21 PM by Erik Kravets

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

Published Aug 23, 2020 8:46 PM by Erik Kravets

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?

Published Apr 9, 2020 3:08 PM by Erik Kravets

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

Published Jan 28, 2020 7:55 PM by Erik Kravets

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

Published Dec 13, 2019 7:02 PM by Erik Kravets

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

Published Dec 7, 2019 10:35 PM by Erik Kravets

Posted in: Training

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

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