Notice of Readiness. 'This is a “ . . . notice to the Charterer, shipper, receiver or other person as required by the charter that the ship has arrived at the port or berth as the case may be and is ready to load/discharge".

Non working day. A "working day" in the context of laytime is a day on which cargo operations are carried out in the usual manner in a port and without extra payment such as for overtime.

Notify party. This is the name of the person in the box on a standard form bill of lading, marked “Notify address”.

Net capacity. This rarely used expression related to the vessel's capacity for cargo when loaded to its permissible draught after allowing for fuel, stores, ballast (if any), "ship's constant", and other noncargo components. The term has a similar meaning to "cargo capacity" and to "deadweight cargo capacity" ("DWCC") or "Deadweight cargo tonnage" ("DWCT").

 

Non negotiable document. The Hague-Visby Rules and Hague Rules are concerned with contracts of carriage evidenced by bills of lading which are “documents of title”.

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