Hague Rules. (See Appendix IX for text of the Hague Rules and Hague-Visby Rules amendments as implemented by the United Kingdom Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971.)

Holiday. When cargo operations are suspended on a day that is usually used for public rest and/or recreation the charterparty clause normally makes it clear whether laytime is to count or not.

Horsepower (hp). The power developed by engines was expressed in “brake horse power”. Power is now measured in watts (W). The multiple for ships’ engines is in kilowatts (kW). 1 kW = 1.34 hp.


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