194. Lawful cargo.

The decision as to the use of the vessel under a time charter is the charterer's, subject to the terms of the charter. As to what cargo can be loaded, this is a matter for the express and implied terms of the agreement, in the light of the capacity and type of the vessel concerned. Presumptively, and often by the express terms of the charter1, the charterer is authorised to ship any lawful merchandise, a phrase that means goods such as can be loaded without breach of the law in force at the port of loading, and also such