384. Delivery of damaged goods.

Where the goods are delivered in a damaged condition, then, in the absence of any provision to the contrary1, the measure of damages is the difference between the value which the goods would have had if they had been delivered undamaged2 and the price for which they were or could have been sold on the day of arrival in their actual condition3.

The shipowner is not, as a general rule, responsible for such deterioration as necessarily follows from the nature of the goods and the duration of the transit