Erik Kravets

View from the EU Columnist

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/)

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...

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...

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