Too long a tanker
An error by a chartering broker during charterparty negotations resulted in a large claim. A chemical tanker was fixed to load a part cargo at a designated berth in a terminal which could only accommodate ships having a maximum length (LOA) of 90metres. This requirement was over-looked by the broker and the tanker, which had a length (LOA) of 95 metres, was fixed. As the ship was unable to get into the designated berth, the cargo had to be discharged at alternative ports. Compensation was claimed from the broker for the re-routing of the tanker, haulage by road tanker to the original destination, delay and other additional costs.