Tag Archives: demurrage

Damages in addition to demurrage – long standing debate settled in owners’ favour

Public today: an important judgment handed down by the English High Court this morning has re-opened the door to recovering damages in addition to demurrage for losses caused by exceeding laytime in cargo operations. In today’s 43 page judgment in K Line Pte Ltd vs Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The Eternal Bliss) [2020] EWHC … Continue Reading

Demurrage claims

There seem to be endless variations of the clauses in voyage charterparties requiring owners to provide copies of the relevant or supporting documentation with demurrage claims. We receive a surprising number of queries relating to what is required. In Amalie Essberger, a Commercial Court decision of 11 December 2019, the charter was on an amended … Continue Reading

Tribunal considers the relationship between “always accessible” and “weather working day” provisions

In London Arbitration 5/12, the Tribunal considered the relationship between the requirement that a berth must be “always accessible” and the “weather working day” provision in the laytime clause in the context of determining whether Owners were entitled to damages independent of the laytime regime. The vessel was chartered on an amended Syconamex form. The … Continue Reading

Tribunal considers laytime and demurrage issues where Charterers have the option to discharge at a second port

In London Arbitration 6/12 ((2012) 858 LMLN 4), the Tribunal considered whether an additional clause giving Charterers the option to discharge at a second part (in which event time was to count from arrival at the pilot station to dropping outward pilot) operated independently of the charterparty laytime code. The vessel was chartered on an … Continue Reading

Does time count when spent deslopping at anchorage awaiting berthing instructions?

This is the question with which we were recently faced in the context of a Shellvoy 6 Form Charterparty providing that “time shall not count … when … b) spent in carrying out vessel operations, including but not limited to bunkering, discharging slops and tank washings, and handling ballast, except to the extent that cargo … Continue Reading