Adjective "Demurrage" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Demurrage


    Definition:

    1. the detention in port of a vessel by the shipowner, as in loading or unloading, beyond the time allowed or agreed upon.

    2. the similar undue detention of a railroad car, truck, etc.

    3. a charge for such undue detention.

    Examples:

    "fines can be demurrage."

    "costs can be demurrage."

    "charges can be demurrage."

    "claims can be demurrage."

    "bills can be demurrage."

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