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LONDON MARITIME SOLICITORS

Voyage Charters

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➤ Voyage Charters

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WORKING WITH YOU TO RESOLVE YOUR DISPUTE.

Many voyage charterers and, indeed, disponent owners operate with their own additional clauses. Often both are incorporated into the same charter producing conflicts.

Contract interpretation features large in this area of Maritime law. The commonly used phrase of “as previous c/p with logical amendments” being particularly problematical.

There has been an increase of claims for delay in delivery of cargo including the loss of market value. These may arise from the vessel missing the cancelling date or failure to commence the approach voyage in good time. Breach of the safe port warranty can cause damage and delay. All of the foregoing being fertile grounds for Charterers liability insurance claims. 

We have the capability and experience to assist you in all matters involving voyage charters.

 

We can assist in all aspects of voyage charters

Special provisions - drafting & advice

Post fixture disputes

Payment and recovery of freight

Damage to ship caused by cargo

Charterers liability insurance


FD&D insurance

LMAA arbitration

Standard form agreements

The approach voyage

Responsibility for stowage


Safe ports, berths and anchorages

Laycan and cancellation

Laytime & demurrage

Trading limits

Set-off regime


QUICK NOTE

Demurrage claims are themselves liquidated damage claims for delay.