Supporting your Claim

Unless otherwise stipulated in the charter party, at Interoutes the whole staff is dedicated to helping you understand the possible speed claim and to provide you with the final post performance evaluation report.

Interoutes’ Performance and Claims team has extensive experience in preparing the voyage reports and supporting your claims, whenever is requested. All (Post) Performance evaluation reports are ready to be presented and properly supported in case of arbitration and legal proceedings.

Either in real-time monitoring or not, on Performance or Post Performance Evaluation report, the method - in both - is based on a Good Weather Analysis. A methodology for speed and bunker analysis calculations in good weather, as set out in three English Law precedents, namely:

- “The Didymi” case [1988]. 2 Lloyd's Rep 108 [Didymi Corporation vs. Atlantic Lines and Navigation Inc.]
- "The “Gas Enterprise” case [1993]. B.P. Shipping Ltd. vs. Exmar N.V. [The Gas Enterprise) -    Court of Appeal. LMLN 0357]
- “The Gaz Energy” case. [Hyundai Merchant Marine Company Limited v Trafigura Beheer BV vs Daelim Corporation (The “Gaz Energy”)  English Commercial Court: Flaux J: [2011] EWHC 3108 (Comm) 29 November 2011 and English Commercial Court: Teare J: [2012] EWHC 1686 (Comm): 21 June 2012]
 as well as on the following cases and awards in London Arbitration:
- London Arbitration 13/97. LMLN 465: 30 August 1997.
- LMLN 533. 2000 Linden Navigation Corp v Grand Eastern Co Ltd (The ‘Dimitris Perrotis’)
- London Arbitration 20/00. LMLN 549. 23 November 2000.
- London Arbitration 15/05. LMLN 670, 20 July 2005.
- London Arbitration  04/11  LMLN 826,  July 2011

Finally and in case of arbitration, further documentation is sent to our clients with indicative maps and detailed tables, in which the weather conditions (winds/waves) and the currents along the route followed are displayed.