Other laytime matters
Completion of Laytime
Laytime normally ends in one of two ways. It may either end upon the expiry of the laytime allowed and the commencement of demurrage, or upon the completion of cargo operations if these are concluded within the laytime allowed. It is with the second alternative that this chapter is concerned. It is important to remember, however, that what constitutes loading and discharging for the purpose of apportioning responsibility for cargo, e.g. under the Hague Rules and similar enactments, will not necessarily be decisive of when cargo operations are complete for the purpose of deciding when laytime ends.
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