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Award 10.29.03

Booking Results
IFB No. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P
NFDM to Bolivia / Project Concern International

Vessel Owner: Sealift, Inc.
Vessel: CLEVELAND

Rates: $494.00 per MT for Cochabamba, Bolivia
$499.00 per MT for Oruro, Bolivia

Regards,
Sherry Sons
Universal Shipping Co.

Re-Tender 10.16.03
03-031P

Freight 2ND Re-Tender: Project Concern - FFP NFDM to Bolivia

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGOES, VIA THROUGH BILL OF LADING, UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
1. IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P
A. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 49 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: OGM EINTERPRISES, INC.
280 ROBER DOVER ST.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78226
TELE: 210-923-9222
CONTACT: FELTON OVERBY
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN OCTOBER 30, 2003
NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 13, 2003 COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 196 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: OGM EINTERPRISES, INC.
280 ROBER DOVER ST.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78226
TELE: 210-923-9222
CONTACT: FELTON OVERBY
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN OCTOBER 30, 2003
NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 13, 2003
2. CARGO IS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE RECEIVERS WAREHOUSES, IN THE
ABOVE REFERENCED CITIES, WITHIN BOLIVIA UNDER THROUGH BILL(S) OF LADING AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARGO IS TO BE UNLOADED AND STACKED IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT FINAL DESTINATION POINTS AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARRIERS TO ARRANGE ALL CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AND FORMALITIES AND
PASSAGE AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND FORMALITIES AT ALL POINTS OF ENTRY AT CARRIERS EXPENSE. ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INSURE SAFE ARRIVAL OF PROJECT CONCERN’S CARGOES AT EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE WAREHOUSES. 
3. ALL CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED.
4. TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE/NO
DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.
5. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL CONTAINERS:
A) MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED.
B) CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR STRIPPING CARGO FROM CONTAINER
AND STACKING IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. IT IS CARRIERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR STRIPPING UNSTUFFING) OF CONTAINERS AT FINAL DESTINATIONS.
C) CONTAINER SHALL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LOADING AND AN
INSPECTION CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WHICH ENSURES THAT THE
CONTAINER IS CLEAN, DRY, FREE OF INSECT INFESTATION AND
ODOR, AND IS IN CONDITION TO LOAD AND CARRY FOOD 
COMMODITIES.
D) CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD
THESE CARGOES IS:
(1) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION;
(2) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD;
(3) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM
REGULAR SERVICE.
AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE TO 
UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO. A SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE
SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE 
PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING THESE CARGOES.
E) COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR THE
ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.
6. CARRIERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CHARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, AND STORAGE WILL BE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT. CONTAINERS ARE TO BE PROVIDED TO THE SUPPLIER’S WAREHOUSE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SUPPLIER’S SHIPPING PERIOD (AS NOTED IN CLAUSE 1 ABOVE) AND CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS ARE PLACED AT THE WAREHOUSE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE SUPPLIER FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY. THE NFDM WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BE LOADED INTO A CONTAINER AND SEALED AT THE LOADING WAREHOUSE. IT IS THE OWNER’S FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE MANNER THE CONTAINER IS DELIVERED COMPLIES WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE CAPABILITIES. 
7. EACH BAG OF NFDM MUST BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF LOADING AT THE LOADING WAREHOUSE BY AN INSPECTOR WHICH IS DESIGNATED BY USDA/KCCO. THE CARRIER MUST COORDINATE WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE AND USDA/KCCO THEIR CONTAINER LOADING SCHEDULE 72 HOURS PRIOR TO CONTAINER BEING DELIVERED TO THE LOADING WAREHOUSE - IN ORDER USDA’S INSPECTOR CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO WITNESS THE LOADING OF THE CARGO INTO THE CONTAINERS. ONCE THE CARGO HAS BEEN INSPECTED BY USDA’S INSPECTOR AND LOADED INTO THE CONTAINERS – THE CARGO CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CONTAINERS UNTIL DELIVERED TO THE CONTRACTED FINAL DESTINATION.
8. LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR SOLE) LOADPORT. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.
9. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUIRES THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 25 DAYS FROM COMPLETION OF LOADING. PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON REDUCTION IN FREIGHT RATE IF VESSEL DOES NOT PRESENT AND HAVE N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE ACCEPTED WITHIN 25 DAYS OF THE COMPLETION OF LOADING AND TO CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY’S DELAY UNTIL VESSEL’S N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE IS ACCEPTED OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
10. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
11. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR
EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.
12. VESSEL’S DETAILED ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION IS TO BE
STATED IN OFFER AND SHOULD PROVIDE ESTIMATED SAILING DATE
FROM LOADPORT, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT DISCHARGE PORT.
13. OFFER TO PROVIDE BREAKDOWN OF FREIGHT RATE AS FOLLOWS:
A) OCEAN TRANSPORTATION, B) INLAND TRANSPORTATION (BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), C) STACKING OF THE CARGO AT RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE.
14. FREIGHT PAYMENT WILL BE EFFECTED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) 65 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON NOTICE SATISFACTORY TO CHARTERERS OF VESSEL’S ARRIVAL AT FIRST PORT OF DISCHARGE, WHICH NOTICE WILL BE PART OF THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO BE PRESENTED BY CARRIER AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT.
(B) 35 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON CONFIRMATION FROM CHARTERERS THAT OWNERS HAVE FULFILLED THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY.
15. ISM CODE: OWNERS GUARANTEE THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY
WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF
REQUIRED, AND IS IN POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF
COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN
SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS BOOKING
NOTE. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY
EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN
FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER ARISING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.
16. SUBSTANDARD VESSELS: SECTION 408 OF THE COAST GUARD
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 USC PARAGRAPH 2302(E)), ESTABLISHES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1999,
WITH RESPECT TO NON-US FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS,
THAT SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS/OWNERS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS ARE PROHIBITED FROM
THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)CARGO(ES) FOR
UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS
IFB IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGO, OFFERORS
MUST WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) AND OWNERS/OPERATORS ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES).
17. CARRIERS SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. OWNER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE IN WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS."
18. A BROKERAGE COMMISSION IS PAYABLE BY OWNERS ON GROSS FREIGHT, 
DEADFREIGHT, AND DEMURRAGE. TWO-THIRDS OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING AND ONE-THIRD OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO OWNERS' BROKER, IF OWNER'S BROKER IS INVOLVED IN THE VESSEL FIXTURE, OR A FULL 2.5 PERCENT TO BE PAID TO UNIVERSAL
SHIPPING IF THE VESSEL FIXTURE IS ARRANGED WITHOUT OWNERS' BROKER.
19. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN’S BAGGED CARGOES/THROUGH BILL OF LADING / BOLIVIA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (OCTOBER 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.
20. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL OFFERS.
21. OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED BY SEALED LETTER, OR BY FAX NO.
703-522-9417 AT UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., 2300 CLARENDON BLVD.,
SUITE 1004, ARLINGTON, VA 22201 NO LATER THAN 1100 HOURS
WASHINGTON, D.C. TIME TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2003.

Cancellation October 8, 2003

Freight Tender Cancellation: Project Concern NFDM to Bolivia

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN

INTERNATIONAL, HEREBY ADVISE THAT IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P ISSUED OCTOBER 1, 2003 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


03-031P Amendment Oct 6, 2003

Freight Tender Amendment: Project Concern FFP NFDM to Bolivia       

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN

INTERNATIONAL, AMENDS FREIGHT TENDER ISSUED OCTOBER 1, 2003 FOR NFDM TO BOLIVIA UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS AS FOLLOWS:

CLAUSE 7 REVISED TO READ:

7.    EACH BAG OF NFDM MUST BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF LOADING AT THE LOADING WAREHOUSE BY AN INSPECTOR WHICH IS DESIGNATED BY USDA/KCCO.  THE CARRIER MUST COORDINATE WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE AND USDA/KCCO THEIR CONTAINER LOADING SCHEDULE 72 HOURS PRIOR TO CONTAINER BEING DELIVERED TO THE LOADING WAREHOUSE - IN ORDER USDA’S INSPECTOR CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO WITNESS THE LOADING OF THE CARGO INTO THE CONTAINERS.  ONCE THE CARGO HAS BEEN INSPECTED BY USDA’S INSPECTOR AND LOADED INTO THE CONTAINERS – THE CARGO CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CONTAINERS UNTIL DELIVERED TO THE CONTRACTED FINAL DESTINATION.

ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED.



03-031P 
Re-Tender 10.02.03

Freight Re-Tender: Project Concern - FFP NFDM to Bolivia

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGOES, VIA THROUGH BILL OF LADING, UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
1. IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P
A. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 260 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HWY. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN
OCTOBER 20, 2003
B. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 340 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HWY. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN
OCTOBER 20, 2003
C. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 400 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: LEROY A. WADZINSKI
910 VERONA AVE.
RAVENNA, NE 68869
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN
OCTOBER 20, 2003
D. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 300 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: SIDNEY WAREHOUSING LLC
ROAD 3232 101
SIDNEY, NE 69162
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN
OCTOBER 20, 2003
2. CARGO IS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE RECEIVERS WAREHOUSES, IN THE
ABOVE REFERENCED CITIES, WITHIN BOLIVIA UNDER THROUGH BILL(S) OF LADING AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARGO IS TO BE UNLOADED AND STACKED IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT FINAL DESTINATION POINTS AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARRIERS TO ARRANGE ALL CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AND FORMALITIES AND
PASSAGE AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND FORMALITIES AT ALL POINTS OF ENTRY AT CARRIERS EXPENSE. ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INSURE SAFE ARRIVAL OF PROJECT CONCERN’S CARGOES AT EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE WAREHOUSES. 
3. ALL CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED.
4. TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE/NO
DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.
5. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL CONTAINERS:
A) MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED.
B) CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR STRIPPING CARGO FROM CONTAINER
AND STACKING IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. IT IS CARRIERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR STRIPPING UNSTUFFING) OF CONTAINERS AT FINAL DESTINATIONS.
C) CONTAINER SHALL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LOADING AND AN
INSPECTION CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WHICH ENSURES THAT THE
CONTAINER IS CLEAN, DRY, FREE OF INSECT INFESTATION AND
ODOR, AND IS IN CONDITION TO LOAD AND CARRY FOOD 
COMMODITIES.
D) CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD
THESE CARGOES IS:
(1) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION;
(2) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD;
(3) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM
REGULAR SERVICE.
AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE TO 
UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO. A SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE
SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE 
PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING THESE CARGOES.
E) COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR THE
ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.
6. CARRIERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CHARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, AND STORAGE WILL BE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT. CONTAINERS ARE TO BE PROVIDED TO THE SUPPLIER’S WAREHOUSE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SUPPLIER’S SHIPPING PERIOD (AS NOTED IN CLAUSE 1 ABOVE) AND CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS ARE PLACED AT THE WAREHOUSE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE SUPPLIER FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY. THE NFDM WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BE LOADED INTO A CONTAINER AND SEALED AT THE LOADING WAREHOUSE. IT IS THE OWNER’S FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE MANNER THE CONTAINER IS DELIVERED COMPLIES WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE CAPABILITIES. 
7. EACH BAG OF NFDM MUST BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF LOADING AT THE LOADING WAREHOUSE BY AN INSPECTOR WHICH IS DESIGNATED BY USDA/KCCO. THE CARRIER MUST COORDINATE WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE AND USDA/KCCO THEIR CONTAINER LOADING SCHEDULE 72 HOURS PRIOR TO CONTAINER BEING DELIVERED TO THE LOADING WAREHOUSE - IN ORDER USDA’S INSPECTOR CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO WITNESS THE LOADING OF THE CARGO INTO THE CONTAINERS. ONCE THE CARGO HAS BEEN INSPECTED BY USDA’S INSPECTOR AND LOADED INTO THE CONTAINERS – THE CARGO CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CONTAINERS UNTIL DELIVERED TO THE CONTRACTED DISCHARGE PORT.
8. LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR SOLE) LOADPORT. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.
9. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUIRES THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 25 DAYS FROM COMPLETION OF LOADING. PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON REDUCTION IN FREIGHT RATE IF VESSEL DOES NOT PRESENT AND HAVE N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE ACCEPTED WITHIN 25 DAYS OF THE COMPLETION OF LOADING AND TO CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY’S DELAY UNTIL VESSEL’S N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE IS ACCEPTED OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
10. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
11. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR
EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.
12. VESSEL’S DETAILED ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION IS TO BE
STATED IN OFFER AND SHOULD PROVIDE ESTIMATED SAILING DATE
FROM LOADPORT, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT DISCHARGE PORT.
13. OFFER TO PROVIDE BREAKDOWN OF FREIGHT RATE AS FOLLOWS:
A) OCEAN TRANSPORTATION, B) INLAND TRANSPORTATION (BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), C) STACKING OF THE CARGO AT RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE.
14. FREIGHT PAYMENT WILL BE EFFECTED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) 65 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON NOTICE SATISFACTORY TO CHARTERERS OF VESSEL’S ARRIVAL AT FIRST PORT OF DISCHARGE, WHICH NOTICE WILL BE PART OF THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO BE PRESENTED BY CARRIER AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT.
(B) 35 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON CONFIRMATION FROM CHARTERERS THAT OWNERS HAVE FULFILLED THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY.
15. ISM CODE: OWNERS GUARANTEE THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY
WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF
REQUIRED, AND IS IN POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF
COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN
SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS BOOKING
NOTE. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY
EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN
FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER ARISING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.
16. SUBSTANDARD VESSELS: SECTION 408 OF THE COAST GUARD
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 USC PARAGRAPH 2302(E)), ESTABLISHES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1999,
WITH RESPECT TO NON-US FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS,
THAT SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS/OWNERS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS ARE PROHIBITED FROM
THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)CARGO(ES) FOR
UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS
IFB IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGO, OFFERORS
MUST WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) AND OWNERS/OPERATORS ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES).
17. CARRIERS SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. OWNER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE IN WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS."
18. A BROKERAGE COMMISSION IS PAYABLE BY OWNERS ON GROSS FREIGHT, 
DEADFREIGHT, AND DEMURRAGE. TWO-THIRDS OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING AND ONE-THIRD OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO OWNERS' BROKER, IF OWNER'S BROKER IS INVOLVED IN THE VESSEL FIXTURE, OR A FULL 2.5 PERCENT TO BE PAID TO UNIVERSAL
SHIPPING IF THE VESSEL FIXTURE IS ARRANGED WITHOUT OWNERS' BROKER.
19. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN’S BAGGED CARGOES/THROUGH BILL OF LADING / BOLIVIA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (OCTOBER 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.
20. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL OFFERS.
21. OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED BY SEALED LETTER, OR BY FAX NO.
703-522-9417 AT UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., 2300 CLARENDON BLVD.,
SUITE 1004, ARLINGTON, VA 22201 NO LATER THAN 1400 HOURS
WASHINGTON, D.C. TIME MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2003.

Award August 25, 2003

Fixture Results for IFB No. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P / Food For Progress NFDM to Bolivia for Project Concern International as follows:

Owner: America Cargo Transport
Vessel: U.S. FLAG BARGE "DELAWARE TRADER (P2 SERVICE)
U.S. FLAG TUG "PATHFINDER"
A. Cargo: 260 NMT
Commodity: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS
Intermodal Plant: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HW. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
Final Destination: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

B. Cargo: 340 NMT
Commodity: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS
Intermodal Plant: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HWY. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
Final Destination: ORURO, BOLIVIA

C. Cargo: 400 NMT
Commodity: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS
Intermodal Plant: LEROY A. WADZINSKI
910 VERONA AVE.
RAVENNA, NE 68869
Final Destination: ORURO, BOLIVIA

D. Cargo: 300 NMT
Commodity: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS
Intermodal Plant: SIDNEY WAREHOUSING LLC
ROAD 3232 101
SIDNEY, NE 69162
Final Destination: ORURO, BOLIVIA

CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
FRT RATE: $135. 00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
140.00
-OTHER
$275.00 - TOTAL FREIGHT RATE PER MT

FULL BERTH TERMS ALL INCLUSIVE, NO DEMMURAGE/NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.

OTHERWISE AS PER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FREIGHT TENDER AND PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE.


03-031P August 15, 2003

Tender

Freight Tender: Project Concern - FFP NFDM to Bolivia

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGOES, VIA THROUGH BILL OF LADING, UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
1. IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-031P
A. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 260 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HWY. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
B. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 340 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: NEBCO INTERMODAL INC.
RIVER ROAD AT HWY. #2 BRIDGE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
C. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 400 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: LEROY A. WADZINSKI
910 VERONA AVE.
RAVENNA, NE 68869
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
D. COMMODITY: NFDM IN 25 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 300 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: SIDNEY WAREHOUSING LLC
ROAD 3232 101
SIDNEY, NE 69162
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
2. CARGO IS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE RECEIVERS WAREHOUSES, IN THE
ABOVE REFERENCED CITIES, WITHIN BOLIVIA UNDER THROUGH BILL(S) OF LADING 
AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARGO IS TO BE UNLOADED AND STACKED 
IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT FINAL DESTINATION POINTS AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK
AND EXPENSE. CARRIERS TO ARRANGE ALL CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AND FORMALITIES AND
PASSAGE AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND FORMALITIES AT ALL POINTS OF ENTRY AT
CARRIERS EXPENSE. ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO
INSURE SAFE ARRIVAL OF PROJECT CONCERN’S CARGOES AT EACH OF THEIR
RESPECTIVE WAREHOUSES. 
3. ALL CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED.
4. TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE/NO
DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.
5. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL CONTAINERS:
A) MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED.
B) CARGO IS TO BE STUFFED INTO CONTAINERS AT OWNER’S TIME,
RISK AND EXPENSE. CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR STRIPPING
CARGO FROM CONTAINER AND STACKING IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES
AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. IT IS CARRIERS
RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR STRIPPING 
(UNSTUFFING) OF CONTAINERS AT FINAL DESTINATIONS.
C) CONTAINER SHALL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LOADING AND AN
INSPECTION CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WHICH ENSURES THAT THE
CONTAINER IS CLEAN, DRY, FREE OF INSECT INFESTATION AND
ODOR, AND IS IN CONDITION TO LOAD AND CARRY FOOD 
COMMODITIES.
D) CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD
THESE CARGOES IS:
(1) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION;
(2) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD;
(3) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM
REGULAR SERVICE.
AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE TO 
UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO. A SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE
SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS. SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR 
TO LOADING THESE CARGOES.
E) COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR THE
ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.
6. FOR INTERMODAL CARGOES: CARRIERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES. IF THE CARRIER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CHARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, AND STORAGE WILL BE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT. IF CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE SUPPLIER’S PLANT, CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE PLANT BY THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SUPPLIER’S SHIPPING PERIOD AND SUPPLY CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE SUPPLIER FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY. 
7. LOADING DELAY ASSESSMENT (LDA) OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON PER DAY, OR PRO RATA, WILL BE IMPOSED. THE LDA WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH DAY, OR PRO-RATA, BEYOND THE CONTRACTED LOAD DATE THAT VESSEL FAILS TO PRESENT, AND BE ACCEPTED, AT THE FIRST (OR SOLE) LOADPORT. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.
8. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUIRES THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 25 DAYS FROM COMPLETION OF LOADING. PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF USD 1.00 PER METRIC TON REDUCTION IN FREIGHT RATE IF VESSEL DOES NOT PRESENT AND HAVE N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE ACCEPTED WITHIN 25 DAYS OF THE COMPLETION OF LOADING AND TO CONTINUE TO ASSESS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY’S DELAY UNTIL VESSEL’S N.O.R. TO DISCHARGE IS ACCEPTED OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
9. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
10. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR
EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.
11. VESSEL’S DETAILED ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION IS TO BE
STATED IN OFFER AND SHOULD PROVIDE ESTIMATED SAILING DATE
FROM LOADPORT, AND ESTIMATED ETA AT DISCHARGE PORT.
12. OFFER TO PROVIDE BREAKDOWN OF FREIGHT RATE AS FOLLOWS:
A) OCEAN TRANSPORTATION, B) INLAND TRANSPORTATION (BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), C) STACKING OF THE CARGO AT RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE, D) FUMIGATION COSTS.
13. FREIGHT PAYMENT WILL BE EFFECTED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) 65 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON NOTICE SATISFACTORY TO CHARTERERS OF VESSEL’S ARRIVAL AT FIRST PORT OF DISCHARGE, WHICH NOTICE WILL BE PART OF THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO BE PRESENTED BY CARRIER AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT.
(B) 35 PERCENT OF FREIGHT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON CONFIRMATION FROM CHARTERERS THAT OWNERS HAVE FULFILLED THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS CHARTER PARTY.
14. ISM CODE: OWNERS GUARANTEE THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY
WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF
REQUIRED, AND IS IN POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF
COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN
SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS BOOKING
NOTE. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY
EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN
FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER ARISING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.
15. SUBSTANDARD VESSELS: SECTION 408 OF THE COAST GUARD
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 USC PARAGRAPH 2302(E)), ESTABLISHES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1999,
WITH RESPECT TO NON-US FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS,
THAT SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS/OWNERS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS ARE PROHIBITED FROM
THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)CARGO(ES) FOR
UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS
IFB IS A GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGO, OFFERORS
MUST WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) AND OWNERS/OPERATORS ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES).
16. CARRIERS SHALL INCLUDE ALL ACTUAL AND ANTICIPATED WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN THEIR OFFERED RATES. OWNER BEARS THE RISK OF ANY INCREASE IN WAR RISK INSURANCE PREMIUMS."
17. A BROKERAGE COMMISSION IS PAYABLE BY OWNERS ON GROSS FREIGHT, 
DEADFREIGHT, AND DEMURRAGE. TWO-THIRDS OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING AND ONE-THIRD OF 2.5 PERCENT TO BE
PAID TO OWNERS' BROKER, IF OWNER'S BROKER IS INVOLVED IN THE VESSEL FIXTURE, OR A FULL 2.5 PERCENT TO BE PAID TO UNIVERSAL
SHIPPING IF THE VESSEL FIXTURE IS ARRANGED WITHOUT OWNERS' BROKER.
18. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN’S BAGGED CARGOES/THROUGH BILL OF LADING / BOLIVIA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (AUGUST 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.
19. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL OFFERS.
20. OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED BY SEALED LETTER, OR BY FAX NO.
703-522-9417 AT UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., 2300 CLARENDON BLVD.,
SUITE 1004, ARLINGTON, VA 22201 NO LATER THAN 1400 HOURS
WASHINGTON, D.C. TIME THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2003.

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