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Demurrage and Detention Fees

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes For those in the business of shipping, delays can be costly. It is common practice for ship-owners to charter vessels in return for freight. When calculating freight, ship-owners take into consideration the period of the charter. Therefore, where a ship-owner has calculated freight based on the time for which the…

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Laytime and demurrage

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   Laytime and lay days are two shipping terms that often get mixed up as having the same meaning. Although they sound similar, they differ greatly in meaning. Read more below to find out the different definitions of these 2 shipping terms.   What is laytime? Laytime or lay time,…

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