Miles not Acu-rate
A commercial manager was instructed to plan a voyage to Acu Port, Brazil.
In order to do this they used their own voyage calculation system. Unfortunately, the operator/ system generated a calculation based upon Acu, in the north east of Brazil – as opposed to Acu Port in the west - which equated to a difference of 1,288 nautical miles.
The charter was fixed on this basis resulting in a lower hire rate. The difference was US$ 960 per day. As a result the owner incurred losses of US$ 55,464. There was no defence available to the commercial manager and the claim was paid in full by ITIC.