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03-038B 

Award 10.07.03

NICARAGUA FREIGHT TENDER - RESULTS
> FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM
>
> 2 FIXTURES
>
> CARGO: 2,000 MT MINIMUM/MAXIMUM EXTRA FANCY TALLOW
> FIXED W/SICHEM (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
> VESSEL: MT SICHEM PRINCESS MARIE CHANTAL - PANAMANIAN FLAG TANKER
> LAYDAYS: OCTOBER 1-10, 2003
> LOAD: 1/3 SB EA 1/2 SP USG
> DISCH: 1/2 SB CORINTO, NICARAGUA
> FREIGHT RATE: USD 48.18 PMT
> PLUS USD 3.47 PMT FOR SECOND LD PORT
>
>
> ******************************************************************
>
> CARGO: 5,000 MT MINIMUM/MAXIMUM REFINED SOYBEAN OIL IN BULK
> FIXED W/ K-SEA TRANSPORTATION CORP.
> VESSEL: DBL 82- U.S FLAG TANKER BARGE
> LAYDAYS: OCTOBER 1-10, 2003
> LOAD: 1/3 SB EA 1/2 SP USG
> DISCH: 1/2 SB CORINTO, NICARAGUA
> FREIGHT RATE: USD 137.07 PMT
> PLUS USD 7.50 PMT FOR SECOND LD PORT

Tender 9.2.03

Freight Tender: International Services Corp., FFP, Nicaragua

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT 
OF NICARAGUA, CHARTERER, REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG TANKERS 
FOR THE CARRIAGE OF BULK REFINED SOYBEAN OIL AND BULK EXTRA FANCY TALLOW 
FINANCED UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM ON THE FOLLOWING BASIS:

IFB NO. NI-FFP-03-038-B

1. CARGO(ES): (A) 5,000 MT MIN/MAX REFINED SOYBEAN OIL IN BULK;
(B) 2,000 MT MIN/MAX EXTRA FANCY TALLOW IN BULK.
2. LAYDAYS: OCTOBER 1-10, 2003
3. ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEGREGATED BY TANK, 
MUST BE COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO NICARAGUA'S CARGO(ES), AND MUST BE 
DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER 
FIXTURE OF NICARAGUA'S CARGO(ES). VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC 
PROXIMITY OF COMPLETION CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY 
CHARTERER/USDA IN APPROVAL OF SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY 
IMPEDE DELIVERY OF NICARAGUA'S CARGO(ES) TO DISCHARGE PORT.
4. FOURTEEN (14) DAYS PREADVICE REQUIRED. DAILY VESSEL POSITION / STATUS 
REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 11 FOR FULL DETAILS OF THESE TWO 
REQUIREMENTS.
5. LOADING PORT/RANGE: ONE TO THREE SAFE BERTHS EACH ONE OR TWO SAFE U.S. 
PORTS. SEE PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY (C/P) CLAUSE 43 FOR LOAD RANGES 
CONSIDERED AS ONE PORT.
6. DISCHARGE PORT: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) CORINTO, NICARAGUA

7. TERMS:
(A) LOADING TERMS: FREE IN WITH NO DEMURRAGE / NO DESPATCH /
NO DETENTION. LOAD RATE (WITHOUT GUARANTEE): 150 MT PER HOUR FOR VEGOIL 
AND 100 MT PER HOUR FOR TALLOW.
(B) DISCHARGING TERMS: BERTH TERMS WITH NO DEMURRAGE / NO DESPATCH /
NO DETENTION.
(C) OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL NCB CERTIFICATION THAT 
ANY OPENINGS LEADING TO CARGO COMPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SEALED.
(D) FOR TALLOW CARGO(ES), HEATING COILS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN 
TEMPERATURES IN EXCESS OF 135 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THE 
FREE FLOW OF THE TALLOW IN THE DISCHARGE PROCESS.
(E) THE VESSEL IS TO BE FITTED WITH EFFICIENT STRIPPING PUMPS.
(F) VESSEL TO PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING PUMPS, HOSES,
AND REDUCERS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER) TO EFFECT DISCHARGE OF THE CARGO INTO 
SHORE TANKS AND/OR TANK TRUCKS. PUMPS MUST HAVE MINIMUM PRESSURE OF 50 
POUNDS P.S.I. WITH PUMPING CAPACITY OF AT LEAST 90 MT PER HOUR AND ABLE TO 
PUMP WATER WITH ADEQUATE PRESSURE TO CLEAN HOSES AND PIPES AT THE DISCHARGE 
TERMINAL.
(G) PRIOR TO TENDERING NOTICE OF READINESS (NOR) AT FIRST LOAD PORT, 
OWNER TO PROVIDE VESSEL TANK INSPECTION CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING CLEANLINESS 
ALL TANKS TO BE LOADED FOR THIS FIXTURE. INSPECTION TO BE PERFORMED AND 
CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED BY AN INDEPENDENT SURVEYOR AT OWNER'S EXPENSE.
(H) THE PERFORMING VESSEL AND ANY LIGHTERAGE VESSELS UTILIZED MUST 
COMPLY WITH THE FEDERATION OF OILS, SEEDS AND FATS ASSCOATION LTD. (FOSFA)
"OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL SHIPS ENGAGED IN THE OCEAN AND SHORT SEA 
CARRIAGE AND TRANSHIPMENT OF OILS AND FATS FOR EDIBLE AND OLEO-CHEMICAL 
USE", HEREINAFTER "FOSFA OPS" EXCEPT AS MODIFIED ELSEWHERE HEREIN AND IN 
THE PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY.
(I) OWNERS ARE TO LIST THE LAST THREE CARGOES CARRIED (FOR BOTH VESSEL 
AND LIGHTERAGE VESSEL, IF APPLICABLE) IN CARGO TANKS AND THE LAST THREE 
CARGOES PUMPED THROUGH THE CARGO PUMPS AND LINES (IF DIFFERENT) AND CERTIFY 
IN THEIR OFFER THAT THE LAST THREE CARGOES WERE CLEAN, UNLEADED AND 
NON-TOXIC. FURTHER, OWNERS ARE TO CERTIFY THAT THE IMMEDIATE PREVIOUS 
CARGO FOR TANKS, LINES AND PUMP SYSTEMS (FOR BOTH OCEAN VESSEL AND 
LIGHTERAGE VESSELS, IF APPLICABLE) DESIGNATED TO LOAD THE OILS MUST BE IN 
COMPLIANCE WITH THE NIOP/FOSFA LIST OF ACCEPTABLE PREVIOUS CARGOES. OWNERS 
MUST STIPULATE EXACTLY THE LAST THREE CARGOES CARRIED, WITHOUT STATEMENTS 
OF "AND OR" OR "WILL BE". FURTHER, CARGO NAMES MUST BE SPELLED OUT WITHOUT
ABBREVIATIONS.
FOR SHIP'S TANKS THAT HAVE BEEN NEWLY COATED OR FULLY RE-COATED AND 
HAVE NOT CARRIED AT LEAST THREE CARGOES SUBSEQUENT TO THE NEW/RE-COATING, 
OWNERS ARE TO LIST ANY CARGOES THAT HAVE BEEN CARRIED IN THOSE TANKS, PUMPS 
AND LINES AFTER THE NEW/RE-COATING, OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE. IN 
ADDITION, OWNERS MUST FURNISH WITH THEIR OFFER A COPY OF A SURVEY 
CERTIFICATE FROM A FOSFA-APPROVED SURVEYOR, DATED NOT MORE THAN SIX MONTHS 
PRIOR TO THE OFFER DATE, ATTESTING THAT THE VESSEL (ALL TANKS, WHETHER OR 
NOT NEW/RE-COATED) IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FOSFA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 
CARRIAGE OF EDIBLE OILS.
FOR LIGHTERAGE VESSELS ONLY: IF OWNERS CANNOT PROVIDE INFORMATION ON 
IMMEDIATE PRIOR CARGOES AT THE TIME OF OFFER, OFFEROR SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE 
THAT THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO UTILIZE ANY LIGHTERAGE VESSEL THAT HAS 
NOT BEEN INSPECTED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO LOADING BY A FOSFA-APPROVED 
SURVEYOR AT THE LOAD AND/OR DISCHARGE PORT. ANY TIME LOST AT LOAD AND/OR 
DISPORTS FOR INSPECTION OR OTHER DELAYS IN PROVIDING SUITABLE LIGHTERAGE
VESSEL TO BE AT OWNER'S EXPENSE.
(J) IN THE EVENT THAT ANY OF THE LAST THREE CARGOES WERE NOT FOOD
GRADE CARGOES AND IF VESSEL FAILS TO PASS INITIAL INSPECTION BY THE 
SURVEYOR, ADDITIONAL TEST FOR TRACE CARGOES TO BE EVIDENCED BY MEANS
OF A WALL WASH TEST AT OWNER'S EXPENSE.
(K) INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 
41 FOR FULL DETAILS.
(L) AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS TENDER 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 OULINED IN SECTION 408 OF THE 
COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C.,
PARAGRAPH 2302(E). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 42 FOR FULL DETAILS.
(M) VESSEL RESTRICTIONS AT CORINTO, NICARAGUA: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL
DRAFT: 30 FT, MAXIMUM LENGTH OVERALL (LOA): 215 M, MAXIMUM BEAM: 33 M; UPON 
ARRIVAL AT CORINTO, NICARAGUA, VESSEL'S DEADWEIGHT CALCULATED ON THE BASIS 
OF THE SAFE ARRIVAL DRAFT OF 30 FT MUST NOT EXCEED 25,000 METRIC TONS. 
OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT MEETING THESE 
VESSEL RESTRICTIONS. ANY LIGHTENING REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF VESSEL'S 
FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT IN ACCORDANCE WITHN THESE STATED VESSEL 
RESTRICTIONS IS FOR OWNER'S RISK AND EXPENSE. LIGHTENING, IF REQUIRED, TO 
BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF NICARAGUA.
8. FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED PER M/T FREE IN WITH NO DEMURRAGE/
NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION // BERTH TERMS DISCHARGE WITH NO DEMURRAGE/
NO DESPATCH/NO DETENTION BASIS ONE LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING
PORT, PLUS ADDITIONAL FREIGHT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT, IF USED.
OFFERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL PREMIUM FOR ADDITIONAL LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH MAY 
NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THE TENDER.
OFFERS SUBMITTED UNDER THIS INVITATION ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A
CANCELING DATE NO LATER THAN THE LAST CONTRACT LAYDAY AS ABOVE, AND THE 
VESSELS WHICH ARE OFFERED WITH A CANCELING DATE BEYOND THE LAYDAYS 
SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR OFFERS IN THE FORMAT SET FORTH 
IN "EXPORT FREIGHT OFFERS".
OFFERS SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: VESSEL TYPE,
NUMBER OF CARGO SYSTEMS, NUMBER OF TANKS, DISCHARGE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING 
HOSES, CURRENT EMPLOYMENT AND POSITION OF THE VESSEL, AND PROPOSED 
ITINERARY OF THE VESSEL WITH ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORTS.
U.S. FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS WHICH EXCEED 15 YEARS OF AGE FROM DATE OF 
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION MUST OFFER AN ALTERNATE FREIGHT RATE (ONE WAY RATE)
TO BE APPLICABLE IN THE EVENT THE VESSEL IS EITHER SCRAPPED OR VESSEL 
OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER AFTER DISCHARGE AT DESTINATION, 
BUT PRIOR TO ITS RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.
IF OWNERS INTEND TO LIGHTEN, THE OFFER IS TO SPECIFY THE COST OF 
LIGHTENING.
IF LIGHTENING IS NOT PERFORMED AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND VESSEL 
DIRECTLY DISCHARGES AT BERTH, THE LIGHTENING COST WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM 
OCEAN FREIGHT.
9. U.S. FLAG VESSELS WHICH REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE MARITIME
ADMINISTRATION (MARAD) TO PARTICIPATE IN PREFERENCE CARGOES BECAUSE
OF OPERATING DIFFERENTIAL SUBSIDY (ODS) CONTRACTUAL CONSTRAINTS, OR
BECAUSE OF REFLAGGING/FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION ELIGIBILITY ISSUES, MUST
OBTAIN SUCH MARAD APPROVAL PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF BIDS.
10. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA'S PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY (FREE
IN/BERTH TERMS DISCHARGE FOOD FOR PROGRESS AUGUST 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE 
UPON REQUEST FROM INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C.
11. THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT 
OFFERS.
12. OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY SEALED LETTER OR TELEFAX (202) 296-1160 AT 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., 1629 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 700, WASH., D.C. 
NO LATER THAN 1100 HOURS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 8, 2003 AND ALL OFFERS 
MUST REMAIN VALID THROUGH 1700 HOURS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 12, 2003. 
ONLY SEALED HAND DELIVERED OR FAX OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING 
TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. NO PHONE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
OFFERS WILL BE OPENED AND READ IN PUBLIC AT THAT PLACE AND TIME. ONLY 
OFFERS WHICH ARE RESPONSIVE TO THIS IFB WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NO 
NEGOTIATION IS PERMITTED. U.S. FLAG OFFERS "SUBJECT OPEN" WILL ONLY BE 
CONSIDERED WHEN THE "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION IS LIFTED PRIOR TO 1100 HRS 
WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 10, 2003. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS 
WITH "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
13. COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT IF 
OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT, 
AND 1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.
14. ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
15. INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO DOWNLOAD THE PROFORMA CHARTER 
PARTY, AND THE EXPORT FREIGHT OFFER FORMAT FROM OUR WEB SITE.
OUR HOME PAGE ADDRESS IS: http://www.isc-pci.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C.
TELEPHONE: 202-785-3400; FAX: 202-296-1160; EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com

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