Why do time charterers place so much importance on voyage performance records?

Speed and fuel consumption are vitally important for determining whether the vessel is performing the contract efficiently and whether charterers are entitled to claim for alleged under-performance. (This is a frequent subject of dispute, as modern bunker prices fluctuate greatly. )

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