242. Place of delivery to ship.

Apart from custom or special contract, it is the duty of the charterer, at his own expense, to bring the goods to the side of the ship, within reach of the tackle or machinery to be used to load them1, and to deliver them there to the shipowner or to his employees authorised to take delivery on his behalf2.

If, therefore, the ship is lying at a wharf, the charterer must deliver the goods alongside or where they can be directly loaded; he is not entitled simply to deposit them some distance from the ship and to require the shipowner