Commencement of Laytime
The answer to the question when does laytime commence? is pivotal in the majority of laytime and demurrage disputes. This text looks at the issues that determine the answer and the problems that invariably arise in doing so, explaining how the law deals with them. There is a constant flow of disputes through arbitration and the courts -disputes which typically involve large sums of money. Covering commencement of laytime in depth, this work explains the law in a concise, accessible style, and should prove to be of value to shipping professionals and maritime lawyers likely to become embroiled in disputes.
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Difficulties in the application of the within the port Oldendorff test
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