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“Happy Day” Glencore Grain Ltd. v Flacker Shipping Ltd.

19th Jul 2002

[2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 487; [2002] 2 All ER (Comm) 896; [2001] 1 All ER (Comm) 659

Sioban Healy acted in this dipute concerning whether despatch payable to charterers where no valid notice of readiness given.

Charter-party (Voyage) – Laytime – Commencement – Invalid notice of readiness – Vessel completed discharge over extended period – Substantial demurrage incurred if notice valid – Whether laytime could commence if no valid notice of readiness given – Whether charterers could claim despatch.

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