Our supplier shipped some containers to us from Vietnam to Felixstowe - we bought the containers on basis of CIP our warehouse. The containers arrived at UK port and have been cleared through customs - we arranged delivery with the shipping line approx. 2 weeks before the vessel arrived into port and they confirmed the delivery slot. As you know, last week was problematical due to weather - we were supposed to take delivery of the container on Thusday 1st March - we received a call from the shipping line to inform us that the container had not been railed due to weather. We informed the shipping line that we could quite easily take delivery on Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, or Mon 5th March. They informed us that the earliest they could deliver the container to us was Thursday 8th March. We informed them that this was OK if it was the earliest available date. The shipping line then sent us an invoice for demurrage - despite the fact that it is their failure to delivery to us on time that has caused demurrage to become applicable. This seems extremely unfair considering that we were in a position to take delivery earlier. Your comments on the above would be appreciated.