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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Summerskill on Laytime 6th ed isbn 9780414057050

Summerskill on Laytime 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414048553
New Edition ISBN: 9780414057050
Previous Edition ISBN: 0420437207
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00
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In stock second-hand.

This new edition of Summerskill on Laytime brings a highly respected text up to date to reflect modern shipping and legal practice.

It examines all the key aspects of laytime, the charterer’s duties and considerations, the nature of the laytime, its calculation, legal/contractual “excuses” for delay, and then demurrage, damages for detention, and claims.

  • First new editon of a classic shipping law text since 1989
  • Goes through the practical and legal considerations which determine whether a party has complied with the laytime terms of a voyage charterparty or a sale of goods contract
  • Explains the consequences of failure to comply
  • Shows how damages are assessed
  • Provides detailed commentary on the laytime and demurrage clauses from a range of charterparties
  • Examines English arbitration awards in detail
  • Discusses US and Commonwealth arbitration awards and cases
  • Introduces new chapters on damages for detention and on sales contracts
  • Contains flow diagrams illustrating procedures and worked examples of key calculations, such as demurrage
  • Features a glossary of specialist terms

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Laytime Clauses and their Effects
Laytime not Fixed
Reaching the Destination
Modification of Requirements for Beginning of Laytime
Interruption by Bad weather
Suspension of Laytime
Relationship of Loading and Discharging Times
Liability for Demurrage