The charterparty may itself specify an area within a port, such as a basin, a dock or a certain distance or reach of shore on the sea coast or in a river1, that a ship must reach in order to be 'arrived' and effect will be given to this2. Once she is there, the shipowner's duty is fulfilled, and it is not necessary that the ship should actually reach her loading berth before laytime begins to run3. Thus, where the specified place of loading is a dock, arrival at the dock gate is
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