How can owners ensure that they are paid any deadfreight and demurrage owed to them before delivering the cargo?

They can extend their common law lien for freight by adding a contractual lien for deadfreight and demurrage, e. g. “Owners shall have a lien on the cargo for freight, deadfreight and demurrage “.

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