Your partner in
laytime risk management


Technology alone cannot solve today’s challenges

At Demurrage Desk, we understand the delicate balance between innovation and experience. We blend state-of-the-art technology with an in-depth knowledge of maritime operations.

Demurrage Desk offers complete Demurrage management, adopting a dedicated and professional service, releasing you from the complex and time-consuming laytime process and bringing valuable insight.

Join us in embracing the future of maritime excellence, where human expertise and technological innovation unite.


What we offer


Cost Savings

Laytime risk management can help you keep up with demurrage and detention costs, which can quickly add up and significantly impact your bottom line.


Improved Operational Efficiency

Effectively managing laytime risks can help your teams focus on core business activities, maximise productivity, and provide peace of mind that laytime and demurrage risks are under control.


Competitive Advantage

By implementing consistent and effective laytime risk management strategies, you can gain valuable insights and clarity that will set you apart from your competitors and establish a solid reputation for reliability, efficiency, and exceptional customer service.

Frequently asked questions

What is the effective laytime risk
Laytime risk refers to the financial risk of delay or loss incurred by a charterer or shipowner due to factors that prevent the vessel from being loaded or unloaded within the agreed-upon laytime, which is the period of time that the vessel is made available for loading and unloading cargo. Effective laytime risk management involves implementing strategies to minimise or mitigate these risks.
What about charter party arrangements?
Charter Parties can be daunting. Demurrage Desk are experts in Charter Party review and clause design. We provide clarity and peace of mind, ensuring that the terms of the Charter Party reflect those of your Sales Contract, comparing costs and concessions to give a clear view of the risks before signing the CP. Whether you need assistance with Contract/Charter Party selection or clarification, our help can make your voyage charters more rewarding and less stressful.
Do you offer claims recovery?
Yes, our Claims proposition ensures accurate and timely demurrage invoicing, structured demurrage income recovery, dispute handling, and avoiding a backlog of claims. An over-arching legal advisory strongly complements this.
Our company provides a claims exchange service that enables you to access a clear overview of Demurrage/Despatch exposure for each counterparty. This service facilitates the efficient processing of claims and helps maintain positive customer relations.
How about dispute resolution?
While Demurrage Desk does not offer Dispute Resolution services under its name and brand, our founder Mr Jean-Paul Dezutter is a highly skilled Commercial Mediator accredited by and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. You can rely on Mr Dezutter's extensive experience and expertise to handle your disputes in a neutral, impartial, and professional manner, emphasising efficiency and effectiveness.

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CEO & founder

Meet the man behind Demurrage Desk

Jean-Paul Dezutter is a well-known expert in Laytime and Operations, managing global Laytime and Demurrage cases for various industry stakeholders and advising on Contract and Clause design to optimise and mitigate laytime risk. He aims to bridge the gap between expertise, commercial practice and technology, identifying issues and defining requirements to implement solutions that maximise customer value.

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