378. Breach of contract for delivery of goods.

It is the duty of the shipowner to deliver at the port of discharge all the goods entrusted to him1 in accordance with the terms of his contract2. In the absence of any lawful excuse3, he is guilty of a breach of duty, and liable to pay damages4:

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    (1)     where he fails to arrive at the port of discharge within the time contemplated by the contract

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