Colliery turn. This refers to the order in which vessels are taken into the loading and/or discharging berth. This may change the requirements for the commencement of laytime.
Normally, time does not count during turn time. This may be an advantage if the coal suppliers and charterers are connected with a colliery. The “turn”-or position in the loading sequence-may depend on the vessel’s arrival being reported to the appropriate authorities or on the readiness o£ the colliery to supply a particular cargo.