Implied obligation of reasonable despatch

Implied obligation of reasonable despatch. If no time is agreed for performance under a contract of carriage, it is implied that the carrier will complete his performance with “reasonable despatch”.


This means that the contract will be performed within a reasonable period of time, without delay, which is beyond the carrier’s control, provided that the carrier has acted reasonably and without negligence.

What do you think?

Written by Ship Inspection


Leave a Reply



IGS (Inert gas system)

Implied obligation of seaworthiness