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When ships are delayed getting into ports, what happens to earnings? Who pays the extra costs?

Generally, earnings go up. Typically the vessel charterer pays the extra costs.

In the tanker sector, there are well established routes e.g. TD3C is Middle East to China. For a spot voyage, normally a well established window is determined for delivery of cargo to destination. If the tanker arrives at the destination location within that window, the vessel owner or vessel lessee is entitled to a fees for any days the vessel is unable to unload its cargo.

The shipping sector has been doing this for long enough there is even a term for this - demurrage.

Demurrage within the tanker sector is a well established process. Not sure how it is handled with dry bulk or container shipping. But, there are likely similar processes in place.
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