During the captain phase, when a player with an occupied wharf must load goods, instead of loading them on a cargo ship, they may place all goods of one kind in the goods supply and score the appropriate VP as though they had loaded them on a cargo ship. It is as though the player has an imaginary ship with unlimited capacity at their disposal.
Players must load goods on a cargo ship whenever they can on their turn during the captain phase, except when they choose to use their wharf and “load” them on their imaginary ship.
The wharf can only be used once per captain phase by its owner, but the player may choose when to use it, if at all. This imaginary ship can take any number of any one good, and it may be of a kind on one of the three cargo ships or the other imaginary wharf ship.
Note: When players use a wharf, they must load all the goods tokens of the kind they choose that they have. They are not required to choose the good they have the most of. An imaginary wharf ship has the capacity for 11 barrels.