Pronunciation: (di-mûr'ij), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/demurrage.html on line 71 [key]
1. the detention in port of a vessel by the shipowner, as in loading or unloading, beyond the time allowed or agreed upon.
2. the similar undue detention of a railroad car, truck, etc.
3. a charge for such undue detention.
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