On arrival at the port of discharge the ship must proceed to the place of discharge specified in the contract of carriage1. The shipowner may be restrained by injunction from discharging elsewhere2.
Where the ship is a general ship, the master is entitled to decide the place of discharge, subject to any custom of the port to the contrary3; and, where the ship is not under charter, the place of discharge may be chosen by the shipowner or the master. In the case of a chartered ship, the charterer, if he holds the bills of lading or, if not, the
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