306. Terms as to freight in bills of lading.

Where the charterer intends to sub-charter the ship or to employ her in the carriage of goods belonging to third persons, it is not unusual to provide that the master is to sign bills of lading1 at any rate of freight without prejudice to the charterparty2. The object of such a term is to facilitate the handling of the cargo by the issue of bills of lading direct to the shippers