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Friday, September 21, 2018


Alphabetical index to Ports and Terminals articles issues during year 2000

Please click here for an annual index of issues and articles which have appeared in the P&T circular letters during the period January-June and in the Weekly News during June-December 2000.

Open sea berth or not

From time to time the question is raised by members of whether a particular berth is an "open sea berth”.  A typical example of an “open sea berth” is the Mohammedia tanker terminal berths A and B, and the berth at Milazzo. However, as far as we are aware, this is not a matter which has been before the courts, and therefore there is no legal definition of what type of berth constitutes an "open sea berth".  Such a berth is usually taken to be one that is exposed to the effects of wind and sea without the protection of a breakwater or natural harbour. Members should consider including a weather clause in the charter party for such ports so as to cover any liability for delay due to bad weather.