340. Demurrage: construction of terms relating to time.

For the purposes of demurrage liability, 'days' presumptively means consecutive days, including Sundays and holidays1, unless there is a custom of the port to the contrary2, or unless it is clear from the context that the parties intended a different meaning3. 'Running days' also means consecutive days, including Sundays and holidays, unless that meaning is excluded by a custom of the port or by the context4. In practice, it is not unusual to exclude Sundays and holidays, whether general or local, unless actually used for working5.

'Working days' excludes Sundays and general holidays6, but not days on which, owing to