BBC Chartering and Logistics GmbH & Co. KG v. Riceland Foods, Inc. (The “Borkum”) – SMA No. 4065, 31 Jan 2010

BALTIMORE BERTH GRAIN CP -- DESPATCH -- COMMENCEMENT OF DETENTION -- EXPIRATION OF LAYTIME -- Charterer Award After loading, Charterer gave the Vessel orders to wait at the loadport until ordered to sail. The Vessel waited 22 days. At the heart of the dispute was the time at which laytime expired and detention began. Charterer argued that it is entitled to the benefit of the total load laytime allowance (calculated basis the maximum cargo volume negotiated for the freight paid) prior to accruing detention.
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