ROB claims on tanker vessels

Loss Prevention

Published: 1 September 2014

Cargo shortages occur quite frequently in the liquid bulk cargo trade, and the blame for such shortage in cargo delivered is almost always first placed on the carrier/vessel. Of the many possible reasons for a shortage, one common reason being having too much of cargo “remaining onboard” after discharge (often shortened to “ROB”).

This article serves to alert/remind shipowners that ROB cargo can cause significant claims. It will also outline ways of minimising that risk and how shipowners can ensure that they are put in the best position to deal with the aftermath. See pdf for complete article.