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How to avoid cargo claim onboard chemical tanker

Liquid Cargoes are valuable, tradable commodities. Thus, the ownership of a particular parcel of Chemical cargo may keep changing. Temporary owners seek to protect the interest of their cargo. Hence the chance of a cargo claim against the ship owner is high.

Some claims are discussed as follows -
These are few claims that frequently apply to a chemical tanker. Additionally, certain other claims, such as sea performance, unaccounted delays in port, equipment failure etc. may also arise and the vessel needs to be careful. A prudent Master will identify all areas of claims, for a particular cargo/voyage and take effective steps to protect the ship owner's interest.




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