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Demurrage Software as a Business Utility

August 23, 2015

Utilizing the power of demurrage software to reduce overhead and improve reporting can provide significant process gains, however, it only scratches the surface of what a great SaaS demurrage solution can accomplish i.e. harnessing the power of Business Utility so that all companies benefit. Business Utility nails the subtle distinction …

A Tale of Two Cities with Demurrage Pain in Common

June 14, 2015

The past two weeks saw me venture to Bergen, Norway and Geneva, Switzerland. Both are iconic European cities that readily captured my heart. Bergen with its harbor, small town charm and nearby fjords; and, Geneva with Lake Leman, surrounding Alps and international flair. View of Bryggen in Bergen View of …

Supporting Documents for Demurrage — A Risky Venture

April 27, 2015

Many documents are needed to support a demurrage claim and if the wrong documents are submitted the claim can be barred. Thus the question that often arises is, exactly what documents should be filed with a demurrage claim? Sometimes the required documents are explicitly spelled out in the governing time …

Transparency is Good Business

July 1, 2014

Ensuring that justice is served on behalf of our clients is foundational to Haugen Consulting and is something that I’m passionate about.  Justice is meted out according to the level of transparency in business dealings.  So when industry leaders purposefully obfuscate shipping operations that’s a clear signal that something is …

How is Laytime Treated When Other Cargoes are Handled Simultaneously?

April 26, 2014

This is a question that part cargo shippers often ask. The answer hinges on the express terms of the contract and the facts surrounding the event. Part cargo shippers mistakenly assume that laytime should automatically be shared across all cargoes handled at the same terminal. Furthermore, confusion regarding the treatment …

Public Dock Clause — What Gives?

April 20, 2014

WHAT IS THE PUBLIC DOCK CLAUSE AND WHY has it been getting so much attention lately by oil majors, chemical producers and trading companies? The Public Dock Clause is most commonly found in commodity sales contracts for cargo deliveries at ports in North America and the Caribbean. While this clause …

Six-Hours Notice Time for LPG Charters

February 18, 2013

An interesting question recently arose by a delegate in HC’s Advanced Demurrage training course that I would like to share with my readers: “With regard to the Notice of Readiness (NOR), if a LPG charter requires the Vessel to take product for conditioning/gassing up, when does the six hours free …

CMA Shipping 2012 — Arbitration Game Changers

March 23, 2012

Due to conflicts, it’s been three years since I last attended this hallmark shipping conference in Stamford, Connecticut, and I was happy to be back this week after my hiatus.   It’s tough to beat this annual opportunity to meet and reunite with the drivers of the global shipping community in …

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