A charterparty frequently contains a 'cesser clause', providing that the charterer's liability under the charterparty is to cease as soon as the cargo is shipped1. Such a term is valid2, but its effect varies according to the language in which it is framed3. Whatever form the term may take, the exemption as regards future liabilities arising after the loading appears to be absolute4. As regards antecedent liabilities, the cesser of liability depends on the wording of the clause. The clause may expressly deal with such liabilities; it may provide that the liability in respect of them is to continue5
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