How long can a carrier claim demurrage for unreturned containers? (demurrage / longstanding / abandoned cargoes) (roll over)

How long can a carrier claim demurrage for unreturned containers? (demurrage / longstanding / abandoned cargoes) (roll over)

02/04/2020

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA v. Cottonex Anstalt [2016] EWCA Civ 789: A container line, whose containers had been detained for a few months and seemed to be unlikely to be returned for some time, was not able to claim demurrage from the Shipper for an open-ended period.

Source: Ted Graham. Read news here (18/10/2016)

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Booking request (shipment booking request form; cargo booking form; container booking request form; Air Freight Booking Request)

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