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Award July 28, 2003

03-015P


HOPE WORLDWIDE LTD
FREIGHT TENDER DTD JULY 07, 2003 - RESULTS - SECTION 416(B)
IFB NO. 03-015-P

CARRIER: MAERSK SEALAND 
PRIORITY II SERVICE

434 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIODs:
NET 08/01/03 AND NLT 08/15/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: INTERSTATE UNDERGROUND WAREHOUSE
LOADING: KANSAS CITY, MO
FINAL DESTINATION: LAGOS (APAPA), NIGERIA
FREIGHT RATE: USD 179.00 PGMT

Tender July 8, 2003

03-015P

Freight Tender: ISC,416(b),Hope Worldwide,NFD Milk 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR HOPE WORLDWIDE LTD 
(SHIPPER), REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT 
THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE SECTION 416(B) PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. 03-015-P
- CARGO(ES):
UP TO 434 NET METRIC TONS OF NFD MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
AVAILABLE: COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPMENT PERIOD
NET 07/28/03 AND NLT 08/11/03
COMMODITY SUPPLIER: INTERSTATE UNDERGROUND WAREHOUSE
INTERMODAL PLANT LOCATION: INTERSTATE UNDERGROUND WAREHOUSE,
8201 E. 23RD STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64129
CONTACT: ED GILMORE, TEL. (816) 833-0000 FAX (816) 833-2085
- OFFERORS MUST CHECK WITH THE INTERMODAL PLANT FACILITY TO DETERMINE WHAT 
TYPE OF CONVEYANCE IS ACCEPTABLE AT THE INTERMODAL PLANT FACILITY AS WELL 
AS THEIR CAPABILITY FOR LOADING CONTAINERS.
- DISCHARGE PORT: LAGOS, NIGERIA
- OFFERORS ARE TO PROVIDE A DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE SERVICE BEING OFFERED 
IN THEIR OFFER WHICH SHALL INCLUDE LOAD PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED, ESTIMATED 
LOAD DATES, ESTIMATED SAILING DATES FROM LOAD PORT(S), ESTIMATED TRANSIT 
TIMES INCLUDING ANY PROJECTED TRANSSHIPMENT PORTS, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT 
FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT.
- COMMODITY, LOAD PORT AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM
KC-362. DELIVERY TERMS PER USDA NOTICE TO THE TRADE OF APRIL 5, 1995.
- THE BAGGED NONFAT DRY MILK IS TO BE CONTAINERIZED AND OFFERS OF 
NON-CONTAINERIZED SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS FREIGHT
IFB.
- OFFERORS ARE TO DETAIL THEIR CONTAINER TRACKING SYSTEM IN THEIR OFFER.
- OWNER/CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD NFD MILK 
CARGO IS IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION, HAS A METAL FLOOR, IS NOT MORE 
THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD, AND IS NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT 
FROM REGULAR SERVICE. AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, OWNER/CARRIER MUST 
PROVIDE AN FGIS CONTAINER CONDITION INSPECTION CERTIFICATE ATTESTING TO THE 
SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. CONTAINER INSPECTION IS TO BE 
PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING NFD MILK CARGOES. NO CONTAINER MINIMUMS SHALL 
APPLY.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
SHIPPER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS IFB IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) 
CARGO, OFFERORS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) AND 
OWNER / OPERATOR ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED 
(PREFERENCE) CARGO(ES) AS OUTLINED IN SECTION 408 OF THE COAST GUARD 
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C., PARAGRAPH 
2302[E]). SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE CLAUSE 20 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE
CLAUSE 19 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- OWNERS TO PROVIDE TWENTY-ONE (21), FOURTEEN (14), SEVEN (7), FIVE (5) 
DAYS AND TWENTY-FOUR HOUR NOTICES OF VESSEL READINESS TO LOAD.
- LOADING TERMS (INTERMODAL PLANT POINT OF ORIGIN): THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER 
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOADING THE CONTAINERS AT THE NAMED POINT OF 
ORIGIN. THE CARRIER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION 
FROM SAID NAMED POINT OF LOADING TO THE U.S. PORT OF EXPORT AND THE COST OF 
LOADING THE CARGO ON BOARD THE OCEAN GOING VESSEL.
- COMPLIANCE TO COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD CAPABILITIES: CARRIER MUST 
COMPLY WITH COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE 
CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY 
COSTS INCURRED BY THE VENDOR/USDA (CCC) INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO 
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, STORAGE, WILL BE FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT. IF CONTAINERS 
ARE TO BE PLACED AT THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S PLANT, CARRIER MUST ENSURE 
THAT CONTAINERS ARE PLACED AT THE PLANT BY THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPPING PERIOD AND SUPPLY CONTAINERS ON A CONTINUOUS 
BASIS UNTIL THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY OR AS 
OTHERWISE MUTUALLY AGREED BETWEEN CARRIER AND COMMODITY SUPPLIER PROVIDED 
ALL CARGO IS DELIVERED WITHIN THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S SHIPPING PERIOD. IF 
COMMODITY SUPPLIER FAILS TO DELIVER ALL OF THE CARGO WITIHIN THE SHIPPING 
PERIOD, THEN COMMODITY SUPPLIER IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEMURRAGE OR 
DETENTION THAN MAY OCCUR ON TRUCKS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS/BARGES OR RAIL CARS 
OR DEADFREIGHT ON VESSEL.
- OCEAN CARRIER MUST GIVE AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE OF INTENT TO PICK UP
NFD MILK. WHEN CALLING TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CARRIER MAY NEED THE 
COMMODITY SUPPLIER'S RELEASE NUMBER.
- DISCHARGING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS 
WITH NO DEMURRAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION.
ONCE CONTAINER HAS BEEN DISCHARGED AND PLACED AT REST AT PORT OF 
DISCHARGE (CONTAINER YARD), CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE TWENTY-0NE (21) DAYS 
CONTAINER FREE TIME TO THE RECEIVERS WHO WILL MOVE THE CONTAINERS TO 
LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE PORT, STRIP THE CONTAINERS AND RETURN SAME TO 
DISCHARGE PORT (CONTAINER YARD) AT RECEIVERS' TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. 
CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE CONTAINER DEMURRAGE RATE TO BE APPLICABLE IF 
RECEIVERS FAIL TO STRIP AND RETURN THE CONTAINERS WITHIN THE TWENTY-ONE 
(21) DAYS FREE TIME ALLOTED.
- DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: SHIPPER REQUIRES THAT THE CONTAINERIZED 
BAGGED NFD MILK CARGO ARRIVE AT FIRST OR SOLE DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003. SHIPPER WILL ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF TWO DOLLARS 
($2.00), U.S. CURRENCY, PER METRIC TON IF ALL CONTAINERS HAVE NOT ARRIVED 
AT DISCHARGE PORT ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2003, AND SHIPPER WILL 
CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY'S DELAY UNTIL 
ALL CONTAINERS HAVE ARRIVED AT DISCHARGE PORT. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT, 
IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.
- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) 
MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
- CARRIER IS TO PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT WHETHER ON-BOARD VESSEL OR SHORESIDE 
REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE THE CONTAINERS.
- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS OF AGE AND MUST BE 
CLASSED HIGHEST IN LLOYD'S REGISTER OR ITS EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL 
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE DUE TO 
VESSEL'S AGE, IF INCURRED UNDER THE MARINE CARGO INSURANCE POLICY COVERING 
THIS SHIPMENT, SHALL BE FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
- U.S. FLAG OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR HAS NOT 
PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S COSTS PRIOR TO 
SUBMISSION OF OFFER.
- HOPE WORLDWIDE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
- SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, CONSIGNEE SHALL CONTRIBUTE WITH 
THE OWNERS IN GENERAL AVERAGE TO THE PAYMENT OF ANY SACRIFICES, LOSSES OR 
EXPENSES OF A GENERAL AVERAGE NATURE THAT MAY BE INCURRED INCLUDING SALVAGE 
AND SPECIAL CHARGES INCURRED IN RESPECT TO THE GOODS. IF A SALVING SHIP IS 
OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE OWNERS, SALVAGE SHALL BE PAID FOR AS FULLY AS IF 
THE SAID SALVING SHIP OR SHIPS BELONGED TO STRANGERS. GENERAL AVERAGE 
SHALL BE PAYABLE ACCORDING TO YORK/ANTWERP RULES, 1990. CARGO TO BE 
RELEASED WITHOUT GENERAL AVERAGE SECURITY.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY 
OFFICE'S GUIDELINES DATED DECEMBER 21, 1989 FOR CONTAINER, BARGE AND
VESSEL HOLD INSPECTIONS IS HEREBY INCORPORATED.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY
OFFICE'S NOTICE TO THE TRADE DATED JULY 5, 1996, REGARDING CHANGES IN THE 
VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATIONS PROCEDURE AND CLARIFICATION OF F.A.S. DELIVERY 
ARE HEREBY INCORPORATED.
- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS ISSUED A NOTICE TO THE 
TRADE (EOD-68) REGARDING VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION, DATED MAY 5, 2000, 
WHICH NOTICE IS HEREBY INCORPORATED IN THIS IFB. QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE 
REQUIREMENTS OR COPIES OF THE NOTICES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MR. NELSON 
RANDALL, CHIEF, PROCESSED COMMODITIES BRANCH, AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
AGRICULTURE KANSAS CITY COMMODITY OFFICE, TELEPHONE: (816) 926-6658.
- IN KEEPING WITH U.S. CUSTOMS' ENFORCED COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FOR OUTBOUND 
DOCUMENTATION, CARRIERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ANY PENALTY ASSESSED 
AGAINST THE CARGO DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO DELAY BY CARRIER IN VERIFYING 
FINAL LOAD COUNT AND PROVIDING SAME TO SHIPPER'S FORWARDER, WILL BE SOLELY 
FOR CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.
- CARRIER SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE 
PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. CARRIER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE IN 
WAR RISK PREMIUMS.
- CARRIER SHALL SPECIFY IN THEIR OFFER WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS THE SAME AS 
OR LOWER THAN CARRIER'S APPLICABLE TARIFF RATE AT TIME OF OFFERING. 
CARRIER MUST DECLARE FMC TARIFF NUMBER AND STATE WHETHER RATE OFFERED IS A
CARRIER TARIFF RATE OR A CONFERENCE TARIFF RATE AND WHETHER RATE IS TO BE 
FILED, TO BE MAINTAINED, OR TO BE AMENDED.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME JULY 11, 2003, AT THE 
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., 1629 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 700, 
WASH., D.C. BY SEALED HAND DELIVERED LETTER OR TELEFAX (202) 296-1160. 
ONLY SEALED HAND DELIVERED OR FAX OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING 
TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. NO PHONE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
(OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAND DELIVER OFFERS TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 
CORP). ONLY OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C., JULY 16, 2003.
- 100 PCT FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE DIRECTLY BY CCC (CCC OPERATIONS 
DIVISION, WASH., D.C.) PER SECTION 416(B) REGULATIONS AND BOOKING NOTE 
TERMS.
- OTHERWISE: HOPE WORLDWIDE PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE APPLICABLE TO SECTION 
416(B) NFD MILK (JULY 2003).
- OFFER SHOULD INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEARBLT / LOA / BEAM / 
DWT / DRAFT / GEAR / ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT / FULL STYLE OF CARRIER
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- FREIGHT RATES MUST BE BROKEN DOWN TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
(A) DOMESTIC INLAND (IF APPLICABLE); AND (B) OCEAN FREIGHT. OFFERS WHICH 
DO NOT PROVIDE FREIGHT RATE BREAKDOWN WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO 
THIS TENDER.
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- FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON DOOR TO PORT 
DELIVERY.
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- COPIES OF HOPE WORLDWIDE'S PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE ARE AVAILABLE UPON 
REQUEST TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.
- COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO SHIPPER'S AGENT IF 
OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO SHIPPER'S AGENTS AND 
1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.
- ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., DC 
TELEPHONE 202-785-3400 OR FAX NO. 202-296-1160 OR EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com.
Web Site: http:\\www.isc-pci.com

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