Glencore Energy UK Ltd v OMV Supply and Trading Ltd – QBD (Comm Ct) (Sir Ross Cranston) [2018] EWHC 895 (Comm) – 23 April 2018

DEMURRAGE – DETENTION – TIME BAR – NOTICE OF READINESS Vessel was requested to wait in gulf outside discharge port due to a lack of berthing prospects. Owner invoiced detention inclusive of extra bunkers consumed from CFR seller whom in turn claimed it from the CFR buyer.  The CFR time-barred the claim via the demurrage time bar clause. lencore Energy UK Ltd (hereinafter, “Glencore”) sold 80,000 mt of light crude oil CFR to OMV Supply and Trading Ltd (hereinafter, “OMV”) to be loaded at Novorossiysk, Russia and carried by a vessel that was to be nominated to the discharge port...
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