326. Relevance of the custom of the port.

The loading and discharge of a cargo are governed by the customs of the particular port concerned1, except where those customs are expressly excluded2, or are otherwise inconsistent with the terms of the charterparty3. Even if the clause as to loading or discharge expressly provides that these operations are to be performed in accordance with the custom of the port, the clause may contain other terms, as, for example, that the cargo is to be taken from alongside at the charterer's expense, which may show that the custom of the port is not intended to apply or is intended