London Arbitration 25/07

NYPE -- TIME CHARTER TRIP -- SUBSTANTIAL DELAYS AT DISPORT -- IMPLIED TERM TO DISCHARGE WITHIN REASONABLE TIME -- OWNERS’ CLAIM FOR FINANCIAL LOSS -- Charterer Award Under a NYPE form time charter, the Vessel delivered cargo to Lagos, but wasn't given berthing instructions for nine months. Owners commenced arbitration to recover lost profits from the delay in redelivering the Vessel. How did the Panel define "reasonable time" under a NYPE charter party? This Panel's ruling lays out what happens when parties don't include protective clauses with specific wording in their contracts.
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