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Thursday, January 18, 2018

PORT ISSUES

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.