275. Transhipment under liberty reserved in contract.

Where transhipment takes place under a contractual liberty to tranship, the rights and liabilities of the parties depend on the construction and effect of the liberty1. There may be a liberty in any contract of carriage giving the shipowner power at any port to tranship the goods and forward them by another ship2. This enables the shipowner to perform the contract and earn the specified freight by forwarding the particular cargo to its port of discharge in another ship