Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
but you do have to choose at least one national loading area to put the ship in to load? And once that ship is loaded even with a generic loaded die, that ship will stay under that flag until it reaches its destination?
I am aking that as a question to clarify, one cannot load a ship with a generic load die and leave the ship in a waiting area until you decide to load it with flagged contract load die?
The ship is placed in a loading zone, not a waiting area.
I don't know what you mean when you say "the ship will stay under that flag until it reaches its destination". The ship stays in the chosen loading zone until it enters the canal.