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CHAPTER 33 Laytime

Voyage Charters

CHAPTER 33 Laytime Laytime Changes to Gencon 1976 are shown by underlining. 6. Laytime 89 (a) Separate laytime for loading and discharging 90 The cargo shall be loaded within the number of running days/hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting, Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used, in which event time used shall count. 91 92 93 The cargo shall be discharged within the number of running days/hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting, Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used, in which event time used shall count. 94 95 96 (b) Total laytime for loading and discharging 97 The cargo shall be loaded and discharged within the number of total running days/hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting, Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used, in which event time used shall account. 98 99 100 (c) Commencement of laytime (loading and discharging) 101 Laytime for loading and discharging shall commence at 13.00 hours, if notice of readiness is given up to and including 12.00 hours, and at 06.00 hours next working day if notice given during office hours after 12.00 hours. Notice of readiness at loading port to be given to the Shippers named in Box 17 or if not named to the Charterers or their agents named in Box 18. Notice of readiness at the discharging port to be given to the Receivers or, if not known, to the Charterers or their agents named in Box 19. 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 If the loading/discharging berth is not available on the Vessel’s arrival at or off the port of loading/discharging, the Vessel shall be entitled to give notice of readiness within ordinary office hours on arrival there, whether in free pratique or not, whether customs cleared or not. Laytime or time on demurrage shall then count as if she were in berth and in all respects ready for loading/ discharging provided that the Master warrants that she is in fact ready in all respects. Time used in moving from the place of waiting to the loading/ discharging berth shall not count as laytime. 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 If, after inspection, the Vessel is found not to be ready in all respects to load/ discharge time lost after the discovery thereof until the Vessel is again ready to load/discharge shall not count as laytime. 117 118 119 Time used before commencement of laytime shall count. 120 33.1 Clauses 6(a) and (b) are unchanged from the 1976 form apart from the reference to days and the omission of the word “ actually used” which, as mentioned in paragraph 15.20 above, does not affect the interpretation.

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