Reports of Commercial Cases Volume 7-8

Reports of Commercial Cases Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...insure the freight thereon. The charterparty contains no provision l'or the payment of freight on such deck cargo. Held, that the shipowner is entitled to a. reasonable freight upon cotton so shipped. Judgment of Ridley J. upon this point reversed. PAGE loo 171 voyage, and also that the steamer shall place at the disposal of the cliarterers for cargo not less than 8450 tons of forty cubic feet cargo space grain measurement; failing which, a pro rota. reduction shall be made." The cubic space of 8450 tons of 40 cubic feet cargo space grain measurement in the vessel was placed at tho disposal of the charterers; but if she had taken on board a. cargo of 6000 tons dead weight it would have been necessary to limit tho quantity of coals on leaving the port of loading to 728 tons in order to comply with Lloyd's rules as to freeboard. The charterers, in fact, loaded a cargo which lllled all the available space but did not weigh 6000tons, and the master thereupon took on board 1250 tons of coal for steaming purposes. The charterers deducted from the 10,000 named in the charterparty as the lmnp smn freight the sum of 18s. 10d., being the proportion of the 10,000 corresponding to the difference between 7100 tons (6000+ 1100) and 6728 tons, the total dead weight capacity of the vessel, upon the ground that she was not of the guaranteed dead weight capacity of 6000 tons when loaded according to Lloyd's rules, exclusive of1100 tons of coal for steaming purposes. In an action by the shipowners to recover the 523 18s. 10d. so deducted, Held, that the deduction had been rightly made by the charterers, and that the shipowners were therefore not entitled to recover.-4--Constrlwlion----Gnm-antce by Owners that Steamers shall...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678068X
  • 9781236780683