Demurrage time bar strictly upheld (again)

In Lukoil Asia Pacific Pte Limited v. Ocean Tankers (Pte) Limited (“Ocean Neptune”)[2018] EWHC 163 (Comm), on appeal from an arbitration award,  the Commercial Court dismissed Owners’ attempt to re-label a demurrage claim as a breach of charter party for loss of time waiting for Charterers orders.  Popplewell J. considered the wide definition of demurrage in the charter party went beyond the normal loading and discharging delays and extended to loss of time time waiting for orders. The Charterers Club have published this Bulletin: https://www.themecogroup.co.uk/charterers-liability-insurance/publication/demurrage-time-bars-revisited/.

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