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“Front Commander” Tidebrook Maritime Corp -v- Vitol SA

5th Jul 2006

[2006] 2 Lloyds Rep 251; [2006] 2 All ER (Comm) 813

Timothy Brenton Q.C. – Construction and effect of laytime provisions.

Charter-party (Voyage) – Laytime – Calculation – Charter providing that laytime should not commence before earliest layday unless charterer consented in writing – Charterer instructing vessel to tender NOR and berth prior to earliest layday – Whether charterers consented to laytime commencing early.