283. Port as ordered by the charterer.

Where it is provided that the ship is to proceed to a port as ordered by the charterer1, a list of ports or range is usually specified. In addition, the charterer's freedom of choice is often restricted by the requirement that the port is to be a safe port2, or that it is to be not only a safe port but also one in which the ship can always lie and discharge afloat3.

The charterer's failure to nominate a port does not necessarily oblige the shipowner to ask for instructions4; nor does it necessarily disentitle the charterer to cancel for