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Vessel’s slow steaming resulted in numerous claims & counterclaims

Performance dispute- bunkers- alleged engine issues- slow steaming- entangled ropes- performance analysis- bunker quantity dispute The vessel departed from the loading port, and the charterers observed she was slow steaming en route. At the intermediate port, the charterers supplied the vessel with bunkers. Due to slow steaming (suspecting fouling), the...

Claims for demurrage and loss of profits after cancellation

Introduction Loading and the supply of cargo was being delayed because of complications with opening a Letter of Credit for the purchase of the intended cargo, which Charterer stated it was working to put in place. In addition to the demurrage due, Owner asserted a claim for profits that it...

Hull Fouling Dispute in West Africa

Context and Diver's Inspection A significant point of contention was the impact of a brief shifting period between two loading ports on activating the hull fouling clause. The diver's inspection of the underwater area, including the propeller, hull, and rudder, highlighted the challenges faced in assessing such conditions, particularly in...

Calculating dead freight claim following repudiation

London Arbitration (LMAA, Sole arbitrator 2012)- Repudiation and calculation of net deadfreight claim The Carrier’s dead-freight invoice (US $231,869.26) represented gross dead-freight US $249,000 less stevedoring US $17,130.26. The Carrier stated that the amount said to be stevedoring also incorporated the port expenses that would have been incurred had the...

Detention claim due to delayed departure from Ice Port

Delayed departure due to ice conditions vs Masters’ unreasonable conduct- whether Owners or Charterers are responsible for the waiting time and extra berth charges The dispute The Owners were asserting a claim for detention due to the waiting time to depart the Vessel, coupled with additional berth dues. Their argument hinges...