Waiting for Berth Clause 2002 (Code Name: WAITBERTH 2002)


BIMCO Waiting for Berth Clause 2002 (Code Name: WAITBERTH 2002)

If the loading/discharging berth is not available on the Vessel’s arrival at or off the port of loading/discharging, the Vessel shall be entitled to give notice of readiness within ordinary office hours on arrival there, whether in free pratique or not, whether customs cleared or not.  Laytime or time on demurrage shall then count as if she were in berth and in all respects ready for loading/discharging provided that the Master warrants that she is in fact ready in all respects.  Time used in moving from the place of waiting to the loading/discharging berth shall not count as laytime.

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