demurrage


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de·mur·rage

 (dĭ-mûr′ĭj, -mŭr′-)
n.
1. Detention of a ship, freight car, or other cargo conveyance during loading or unloading beyond the scheduled time of departure.
2. Compensation paid for such detention.

demurrage

(dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the delaying of a ship, railway wagon, etc, caused by the charterer's failure to load, unload, etc, before the time of scheduled departure
2. (Railways) the delaying of a ship, railway wagon, etc, caused by the charterer's failure to load, unload, etc, before the time of scheduled departure
3. (Commerce) the extra charge required as compensation for such delay
4. (Banking & Finance) a fee charged by the Bank of England for changing bullion into notes
[C17: from Old French demorage, demourage; see demur]

de•mur•rage

(dɪˈmɜr ɪdʒ)

n.
1. the detention, as of a ship, beyond the scheduled departure time.
2. a charge for this.
[1635–45]

demurrage

1. the delay of a ship at mooring beyond the time stipulated for unloading or other purposes.
2. the charge levied for such delay.
See also: Ships
the charge levied for the delay of a ship at mooring beyond the time stipulated for unloading or other purposes.
See also: Dues and Payment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demurrage - a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
2.demurrage - detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Translations

demurrage

[dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ] N (Naut) → estadía f (Comm) → sobrestadía f

demurrage

n (Comm: = charge) → (Über)liegegeld nt; (= time)Überliegezeit f

demurrage

[dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ] n (Comm) → controstallia
References in classic literature ?
His vo cal arrangements blared after me a few threats of coming down on the ship for the demurrage of the lighters, and all the other expenses consequent upon the delays arising from my frivolity.
It is true, I agreed to be allowed twelve days here, and if I stay more, I must pay three pounds sterling per diem demurrage; nor can I stay upon demurrage above eight days more, and I have been here thirteen already; so that I am perfectly unable to engage in this work unless I would suffer myself to be left behind here again; in which case, if this single ship should miscarry in any part of her voyage, I should be just in the same condition that I was left in here at first, and from which I have been so wonderfully delivered.
On the fourth day, the Afghan trucking company charges the military demurrage, an explicit cost that compensates trucking companies for the additional time they spent waiting instead of moving other cargo.
This option is able to eliminate demurrage entirely, but incurs the additional cost of the long journey for the river barges and the laden river barges are required to operate offshore.
Moreover, all businesses face the risk that, if customs clearance procedures are delayed, demurrage fees may become due to the port authority or operator.
8 million demurrage and storage charges was taken just four days before the first anniversary of the attack on the Salala check post by US troops, reports The Express Tribune.
With freight, demurrage and other costs estimated at about $4.
Known as demurrage charges, the expected amount has now exceeded Rs2.
Mohammad Tahir Roshanzada, an ACCI official in northern Balkh province, confirmed the demurrage problem.
The Tusdeer zone offers duty exemption, savings on demurrage and rentals, consolidation, packing and repackaging.
KenolKobil said a weaker shillings and high demurrage costs incurred locally meant consumers would not receive the full benefit of the lower crude oil prices, spokesman Charles Njogu, told Reuters.
In her new position, Allen is responsible for tank truck and rail carrier selection, carrier performance and demurrage analysis for petrochemical products.