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Laytime will usually commence at a time dependent upon the time when the NOR is correctly tendered and/or received, depending upon the terms of the charter. It is the master's responsibility to ensure that the NOR is correctly tendered, and the wording of the charterparty will normally state when, in what circumstances, and how the NOR is to be tendered, or given, and to whom it must be tendered. The owners' or disponent owners' voyage orders can be expected to confirm what is required, but if in doubt the master should not hesitate to ask for clarification.
Another possibility might be that the ship was unsuitable for a particular cargo because of hold configuration or dimensions, permissible stress limits or tanktop loadings, or amount of ventilation which could be provided. Expensive mistakes can be avoided if the ship's master and officers check any calculations which have been undertaken by the broker or head office staff. Although it may be frustrating for those aboard ship to be asked to investigate a succession of possible charter voyages which are never confirmed, the results which they produce can help to avoid mistakes.
The period between the two dates is called the 'laycan spread'. A valid notice of readiness may be given at any time, but laytime cannot commence before the date given in the charter. The master does have an important role to play by tendering the notice of readiness to load or discharge, and he and his officers can maximise the vessel's earnings by ensuring that no delays to loading or discharge can be blamed upon the ship. Laytime will usually commence at a time dependent upon the time when the NOR is correctly tendered and/or received, depending upon the terms of the charter.
Bulk Carrier Practice: A Practical Guide by Jack Isbester