297. Special terms or custom as to method of delivery.

The position of the parties may be materially modified by the terms of the contract1 or the custom of the port2. Thus, by contract or custom, goods may be delivered to the consignee on board3; or the charterer may be required to do the whole of the unloading4.

The shipowner's duty may not, however, cease at the ship's side; he may be required to place the goods in the lighter alongside the ship