NEW ORLEANS — A marine services company is suing a shipper, alleging breach of a master contract of affreightment.
Marmac LLC, doing business as McDonough Marine Service, filed a complaint Feb. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Loadmaster Universal Rigs Inc., alleging failure to fulfill contractual obligations.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 12, 2015, in connection with the private carriage of the defendant's cargo from Harvey, Louisiana, to Houston, Loadmaster became liable to pay the accrued freight, demurrage, and other related charges in the amount of $95,870.60.
To date, the suit says, the outstanding balance due of $85,870.60 remains unpaid.
McDonough Marine Service seeks trial by jury, judgment for the principal sum of $85,870.60, plus interest, court costs and attorney fees, plus all other reasonable relief. It is represented by attorneys J. Frederick Kessenich and Kirk N. Aurandt of Daigle Fisse & Kessenich PLC in Covington.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01060