Demurrage dispute arose between the Shipowner and the Charterer due to cancellation of the contract with counteragent by the Shipper in the process of sea carriage. The Charterer instructed the Shipowner not to discharge cargo at the destination port until the new Consignee is appointed.
The vessel stayed at the port over two weeks, waiting for the Charterer’s instructions, with laytime elapsed. The Charterer paid demurrage partially but later disputed against laytime calculation.
Following three cycles of sharing explanations, the Arbitration Court issued an award in favour of Interlegal client, having satisfied most of claims.
Senior lawyer Andrey Perepelitsa, leading expert in maritime law and arbitration practice, managed the Interlegal lawyers’ team.