367. When measurement or weight to be taken to ascertain amount payable.

For the purpose of ascertaining the freight to be paid on such goods as are delivered, it is necessary for their weight or measurement to be taken1. Wherever there is a difference between the weight or measurement at the port of loading and at the port of discharge, whether such difference is due to mistake2 or to the expansion or wasting of the goods during the voyage, or to the method of calculation adopted, the question arises as to which weight or measurement is to be the basis of calculating the freight.

In the absence of any provision in the