Case Studies

19. Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Company Limited v Morel Brothers & Co and others [1891] 2 QB 647

Commencement of laytime – inter-relation between “or so near thereto as they may safely get” and “deliver at any safe berth”

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20. Leonis Steamship Company Limited v Joseph Rank Limited No. (1) 96 LTR 458; [1907] 1 KB 344; [1908] 1 KB 499

Locus classicus of laytime consequences in port charter

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21. Leonis Steamship Company Limited v Joseph Rank Limited (No.2) 99 LTR 513; 13 Com Cas 161; 13 Com Cas 295

Strike exception applicable even where proximate cause is congestion.

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14. Inca Compania Naviera S.A. and Commercial and Maritime Enterprises Evanghelos P. Nomikos S.A v Mofinol Inc. (The “President Brand”) [1967] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 338

Reachable on arrival clause – vessel unable to reach berth due to insufficiency of water – charterers liable for detention.

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15. Shipping Developments Corporation S.A. v V/O Sojuzneftexport (The “Delian Spirit”) [1971] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 64; [1971] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 506

“Reachable on arrival” clause – laytime commencing “berth or no berth” – damages for detention not competent in case of congestion

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16. Government of Ceylon v Societe Franco-Tunisienne D’armement-Tunis (The “Massalia”) (No.2) [1960] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 352

Cargo overstowed – Notice of Readiness given prior to accessibility – laytime commencing upon
accessibility and no need for second notice.

“Time lost” clause held operative irrespective of premature notice of readiness.

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