Charterparties: Law, Practice and Emerging Legal Issues

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Chapter 4

Bunkers and charterparties

Bunkers and charterparties

George Arghyrakis1

4.1 Introduction

A typical bunkering operation involves a small ship, often referred to as a bunkering barge, coming alongside a larger vessel and delivering one or more types of marine fuel for use in the vessel’s main engines and generators. Yet under the surface, a teeming wildlife of contractual obligations is active, with Owners, Charterers and bunker suppliers swimming in entirely different directions and looking out for their own interests.

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