232. Effect of premature readiness of ship.

The voyage charterer's duty to provide a cargo does not arise until the date at which in the ordinary course of events the ship would have been placed at his disposal; even if she is ready earlier he is not responsible for any delay occasioned by his failure to have the cargo ready sooner1. Thus, where the ship is to be loaded in turn2, and an unexpected opportunity to load her arises, owing to the fact that other ships having priority to her are not ready to load when their turn arrives, and is consequently lost, the charterer is