Definition of Demurrage

1. Noun. A charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure.

Generic synonyms: Charge



2. Noun. Detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure.
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup

Definition of Demurrage

1. n. The detention of a vessel by the freighter beyond the time allowed in her charter party for loading, unloading, or sailing.

Definition of Demurrage

1. Noun. the detention of a ship or other freight vehicle, during delayed loading or unloading ¹

2. Noun. compensation paid for such detention ¹

3. Noun. a charge made for exchanging currency for bullion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demurrage

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Demurrage

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1. The Contract of Affreightment as Expressed in Charter-parties and Bills of by Thomas Edward Scrutton (1893)
"Nature of demurrage. demurrage, in its strict meaning, is a sum agreed by the ... Exhaustive: as " ten days for loading and demurrage at £20 per diem ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the ...by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1922)
"Lien for demurrage.—There is some conflict among the authorities as to whether the carrier can have any lien for demurrage charges in the absence of a ..."

3. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North (1914)
"Car demurrage Bureaus.—The number of car demurrage bureaus has in recent years ... The demurrage bureaus in existence on Nov. 1, 1913, were the following: ..."

4. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"demurrage. 2. Damages in the nature of demurrage, j claim in the nature ... What constitutes demurrage. I 3. Carrier has DO lien on cargo for any § 191 a. ..."

5. Railroad Traffic and Rates by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1911)
"(1) Central New York Car demurrage Bureau. (2) New York arid New Jersey Car ... (4) Philadelphia Car demurrage Bureau. (5) Baltimore and Washington Car ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"slon that tbe payment of demurrage should depend upon tbe earning of freight, demurrage for ... demurrage IB the compensation provided for in a contract of ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Jacob Scott Matthews, William Frederick Dickinson (1906)
"No demurrage will be allowed for delay caused by an arbitrary stoppage by the master without such notice.9 Under the ordinary rules of law, the owner of a ..."

8. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"CARRIERS (§ 100*)—FREIGHT—PAYMENT OP demurrage CHARGES. Where a bank which had agreed to pay the freight and demurrage charges on coal shipments stated in ..."

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