Tallying and Tallyman

An operation whereby specialised personnel are employed by either the shipowners or by the charterers/shippers/receivers to list and check (tally) all items of cargo loaded and/or discharged. Obviously this may be an involved and complicated task in the case of break bulk cargo but may still be necessary for the seemingly straightforward cargo-handling of bagged goods – eg: bagged rice, where pilferage claims and/or disagreement over the number of bags loaded or discharged may arise. A sample tally clause would read: “Shore Tallyman to be employed by the at the expense of the ship owners/charterers, but only when loading in bags or in bulk ex-bags”.