Gross Charter Law and Legal Definition

Gross charter refers to a type of voyage charter under which a ship-owner pays all expenses of his/her employees. The expenses include the following:

1.Tally;

2.Loading;

3.Stowing;

4.Trimming;

5.Discharging costs;

In Ohntrup v. Gallagher, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70566 (D.N.J. Sept. 27, 2006), court ruled that the most fundamental obligation of a ship-owner under a gross charter is to provide expenses to the vessel described in the contract.