213. Arrival: specified port.

The voyage charterparty may provide simply that the ship is to arrive at the specified port, without any further particularity or qualification1. For these purposes, 'port' must not be applied in its geographical, fiscal or pilotage sense2; the ship has not necessarily arrived within the meaning of the charterparty because she is within its geographical or legal limits3. The word must be construed in a commercial sense as meaning the area known and treated as the port by all persons engaged in the shipping of goods, whether as shippers, charterers or shipowners4. The ship is not, therefore, considered as

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