331. Thai Maparn Trading Co Ltd v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Asia PTE LTD (the “Med Salvador” and the “Goa”) [2011] EWHC 2494 (Comm)

FOB sale – buyers’  failure to give contractual notice of vessel’s estimated time of arrival held not to constitute a breach of contract

The facts

Rice was sold FOB Bangkok/Kohsichang pursuant to contracts based on GAFTA 120.

The relevant clauses were as follows:

loading terms: buyer to give minimum 7 (seven) working days written pre-advice of vessel’s eta

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