Missing Time Bars

22nd March 2013 phil Time Bars & Nominations 0 Comments

Oh how your heart sinks when you realise you’ve missed a time bar! We see those cases that hit the courts where a missing document such as an NOR or a pumping log can make a difference and I’m sure we will continue to see more of those disputes in the future. What about missing […]

Is the 24 hour Pumping Clause Dead?

22nd March 2013 phil Demurrage 8 Comments

WARNING – I have rewritten this post – my original was based on ExxonMobil VOY2012 version 1.0. The latest and only official version of ExxonMobil VOY2012 is version 2.0 dated March 21 2012 which I’ve only just discovered myself. There’s not a great deal of difference between the two but the pumping clause is slightly […]

LTOPS 2013

7th February 2013 phil LTOPS 0 Comments

Friday 25th January saw the 22nd LTOPS event which was held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ, City Road, London, and the same venue as last year. The Organizing Team would like to thank all of the sponsors that make this event possible and are grateful for their continued support. We reckon this must have […]

Additional Bunkers Consumed

7th February 2013 phil Charter Party Expenses 0 Comments

This phrase, or something similar, is often found in detention and deviation clauses.  It is often seen in additional port clauses which are added to charter parties where lump sum freight has been agreed. With the cost of bunkers rising dramatically over the last few years bunker costs are a substantial chunk of Owners’ running […]

Changes to the Blog

7th February 2013 phil Uncategorised 0 Comments

You will notice some changes to the look of this blog – here’s what we’ve done and why. WordPress is no more.  WordPress has served us well but we are changing the hosting of the blog as part of our ongoing upgrade to our www.hubse.com website.  I hope you like the new layout – I […]

KPIs – be careful what you wish for

17th January 2013 phil Demurrage 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year when we look back on 2012 and start thinking about our targets for 2013. Management are very keen on giving everyone Key Performance Indicators which are often used to determine pay and bonuses. KPIs drive behaviours so be careful what you wish for. Several years ago there was a […]

LTOPS – IMPORTANT NEWS

17th January 2013 phil LTOPS 0 Comments

Friday 25th January 2013 – 1830hrs TheHonourable Artillery Company HQ, City Road, London. The London Tanker Operations Party Don’t miss this prestigious event – open to all Operations and Demurrage staff in the Oil & Gas Sectors. Register Now! The only way to get a ticket is to register at www.ltopsevents.com but be quick registration […]

Delays after hoses disconnected

3rd January 2013 phil Asdem Newsletters 16 Comments

This post first appeared in the January 2013 Asdem Newsletter.  To see this Newsletter please go to www.asdem.co.uk and look for the ‘Newsletters’ tab I am often asked what remedy an Owner has if a vessel is delayed at a load or discharge port after hoses have been disconnected. It is common knowledge that most charter parties cover delays in providing documentation […]

Early Arrival under TTB Rules

2nd January 2013 phil Asdem Newsletters 0 Comments

This post first appeared in the January 2013 Asdem Oil Barge Newsletter.  To see this Newsletter please go to www.asdem.co.uk and look for the ‘Newsletters’ tab TTB rules state at 9.2.1 that time will start “upon scheduled registration of loading/discharging readiness on the part of the vessel on the agreed loading day … taking into consideration the notice period for nomination””   […]

Reversibility in Oil Contracts

2nd January 2013 phil Asdem Newsletters 0 Comments

This post first appeared in the January 2013 Asdem Oil Barge Newsletter.  To see this Newsletter please go to www.asdem.co.uk and look for the ‘Newsletters’ tab It is interesting to see that the LEAP group is specifically going to incorporate the principle of reversibility in their terms whereby any time save at the load port will be passed back to the […]