369. When advance freight is payable.

The shipowner often requires the payment of at least a portion of the freight in advance. Advance freight is usually made payable on the signing of the bills of lading, or at the expiration of a given number of days after sailing1. In the absence of a special term in the contract2 it seems that advance freight is payable at the moment when the ship sails3.

The shipowner's right to advance freight, unlike ordinary freight, is not affected by the loss of the goods during the voyage and their consequent failure to reach their destination4. He is, therefore, entitled to