Liability for charges

31.—(1) Charges payable to the Company on or in respect of–

(a)a vessel, shall be payable by the owner or the master thereof;

(b)goods, shall be payable by the owner, consignee or shipper thereof.

(2) Where a charge payable to the Company may be recovered from more than one person the persons from whom it is recoverable shall be jointly and severally liable.