CSSA Chartering and Shipping Services SA v Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (The “Pacific Voyager”) – Court of Appeal (Longmore and King LJJ and Sir Rupert Jackson) [2018] EWCA Civ 2413– 6 November 2018

VOYAGE CHARTER PARTY – SHELLVOY 5 – OBLIGATION TO COMMENCE VOYAGE – LAYCAN EQUIVALENT TO EXPECTED TIME OF ARRIVAL / EXPECTED READINESS TO LOAD – EXPECTED TIME OF ARRIVAL – EXPECTED READINESS TO LOAD – MONROE OBLIGATION Charterer claimed damages against Owner when Vessel was unable to proceed to loading port by the charter party cancellation date. It argued the Owner had absolute obligation to proceed to the loading port where the cancellation date constituted the time in which the approach voyage was to be commenced. he vessel “Pacific Voyager” (hereinafter, “Vessel’) was chartered by CSSA Chartering and Shipping Services...
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