186. Duration of time charterparty: late redelivery.

A time charterparty necessarily contains terms as to its duration. Timely redelivery is probably not a condition of a time charterparty. Thus an order for a voyage which will cause late redelivery is not, therefore, necessarily a repudiatory breach, since a short delay in redelivery will not justify the termination of the contract1.

Where a charterparty is for a fixed period such as three or six months, the court may imply a reasonable margin or allowance2 because it is impossible for anyone to calculate exactly the day on which the last voyage may end, but it is open to the