London Arbitration 21/19

DEMURRAGE - TROPICAL STORM- FORCE MAJEURE - DUE DILIGENCE - BAD WEATHER CLAUSE - TERMINAL CLOSING - PORT CLOSING - HURRICANE A vessel chartered under a contract of affreightment was scheduled to load 60,000 mt of coal from a terminal on the Mississippi when the terminal ordered her to vacate the berth due to an impending hurricane. The owner claimed demurrage of US$330,495 for the time spent awaiting the vessel’s return to the berth, however, the charterer denied any liability for the demurrage incurred claiming bad weather, events outside of their control, and force majeure.
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