Tankers International LLC v. Bayoil Supply and Trading, Ltd. (The “Raphael”) – SMA No. 3739, 10 Jun 2002

ASBATANKVOY -- LOADPORT -- EXPORT -- DEMURRAGE -- BERTHING -- EMBARGO -- CARGO -- Owner Award When the Vessel arrived at loadport, the port’s national government halted all oil exports because of United Nations pricing disputes. The Owner filed a demurrage claim for the berthing delay incurred by this embargo citing that the cargo must conform at all times with UN standards. The Charterers counterclaim that the oil suspension should be seen as a "restraint of prices," which the charter views as billable.
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