Time Charter Employment

Time Charter Employment

All the standard form clauses refer to the employment of the ship. In this context employment means the economic utilization of the ship as distinct from matters of navigation which remain the responsibility of the Master throughout the duration of the charterparty.

Examples of orders for employment of the ship are:

  1. An order for the ship to proceed to a particular port;
  2. An order for the ship to remain at a particular port;
  3. Orders as to the general route by which the ship is to carry out a particular voyage and the Ship Master is obliged to obey such orders subject to issues of seamanship, navigation and safety for which he remains liable.