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Award 10.03.03

IFB NO. GT-PCI-416B-03-039P NFDM TO GUATEMALA PROJECT CONCERN
RE-TENDER

BOOKING DETAILS AS FOLLOWS

OWNER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG BARGE “DELAWARE TRADER”
U.S. FLAG TUG “PATHFINDER”

A. CARGO: 500 NMT NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
INTERMODAL PLANT: CENTRAL LOGISTIC SERVICES, INC.
3636 WEST STALLEY PARK ROAD
GRAND ISLAND, NE 68901
DISCHARGE PORT: PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER 
THAN OCTOBER 14, 2003
FRT RATE: $157.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
130.00 –U.S. INLAND 
$287.00 - 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.
B. CARGO: 500 NMT NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
INTERMODAL PLANT: MIDLAND COMMODITIES, INC.
416 SOUTH 5TH STREET
FORT SMITH, AR 72918
DISCHARGE PORT: PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN
OCTOBER 14, 2003
FRT RATE: $157.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
107.00 –U.S. INLAND 
$264.00 - 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.

Retender 9.23.03

Freight Re-Tender: Project Concern  – NFDM to Guatemala

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS (VIA CONTAINER SERVICE ONLY) FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGOES UNDER THE SECTION 416(B) PROGRAM:

1.   IFB NO:  GT-PCI-416B-03-039P

2.   A. COMMODITY:              NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS

   CARGO:                   500 NET METRIC TONS

   INTERMODAL PLANT:     CENTRAL LOGISTIC SERVICES, INC.

3636 WEST STALLEY PARK ROAD

GRAND ISLAND, NE  68901

                         CONTACT:  MIKE MCCONNELL

                         TELE:  402-461-3775

   CARGO AVAILABILITY:     IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN

                         OCTOBER 14, 2003 

B. COMMODITY:              NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS

   CARGO:                   500 NET METRIC TONS

   INTERMODAL PLANT:     MIDLAND COMMODITIES, INC.

416 SOUTH 5TH STREET

FORT SMITH, AR  72918

CONTACT:  GENE HACKLER

                         TELE:  479-784-9109

   CARGO AVAILABILITY:     IMMEDIATELY AND NOT LATER THAN    

                              OCTOBER 14, 2003

BOTH A AND B CARGOES ARE TO BE SHIPPED TOGETHER ON ONE VESSEL ONLY.

3.     DISCHARGE PORT:     1 TO 2 SAFE BERTHS, PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA

4.   TERMS:  FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE.  NO DEMURRAGE/NO

DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS,

TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.

5.     FREIGHT RATES ARE TO PROVIDE A BREAKDOWN OF OCEAN FREIGHT AND DOMESTIC INLAND COSTS. 

6     MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

7.     CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR STRIPPING CARGO

FROM CONTAINER AND LOADING CARGO ONTO RECEIVER’S

TRUCKS AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.

8.     CONTAINERS 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.

9.     CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD

THESE CARGOES IS:

          (A)     IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION;

          (B)      NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD;

          (C)      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.

10.  COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.

11.     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 2 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.  

12.  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.

13.     OFFERS WITH ETA’S BEYOND THE ABOVE CARGO AVAILABILITY DATE

STATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

14.     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 CARRIER FAILS TO BE READY TO RECEIVE CARGO AT THE INTERMODAL PLANT.  LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.

15.     DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: PROJECT CONCERN REQUIRES THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 18 DAYS FROM COMPLETION OF LOADING.  PROJECT CONCERN 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 PER B/N TERMS WITHIN 18 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 PER B/N TERMS OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.

16.     OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.

17.  NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR

EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.

18.     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.

19. 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.

20.      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).

21. 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.

22.      FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS

AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL’S CONTAINERIZED/ GUATEMALA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (SEPTEMBER 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.

23.      CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR

ALL OFFERS.

24.      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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2003 AND REMAIN VALID THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2003.

Award 9.5.03

IFB NO. GT-PCI-416B-03-039P NFDM TO GUATEMALA PROJECT CONCERN

BOOKING DETAILS AS FOLLOWS

OWNER: AMERICA CARGO TRANSPORT
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG BARGE “DELAWARE TRADER”
U.S. FLAG TUG “PATHFINDER”

A. CARGO: 500 NMT NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
INTERMODAL PLANT: CENTRAL LOGISTIC SERVICES, INC.
3636 WEST STALLEY PARK ROAD
GRAND ISLAND, NE 68901
DISCHARGE PORT: PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
FRT RATE: $157.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
30.00 –U.S. INLAND 
$187.00 - 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.
B. CARGO: 500 NMT NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
INTERMODAL PLANT: MIDLAND COMMODITIES, INC.
416 SOUTH 5TH STREET
FORT SMITH, AR 72918
DISCHARGE PORT: PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
FRT RATE: $157.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
30.00 –U.S. INLAND 
$187.00 - 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.


Amendment 8.28.03

Universal Shipping Co.Freight Tender Amendment: Project Concern NFDM to Guatemala 

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN 
INTERNATIONAL, AMENDS FREIGHT TENDER ISSUED August 28, 2003 FOR NON FAT DRY MILK TO GUATEMALA UNDER SECTION 416(B) PROGRAM, IFB NO. GT-PCI-416B-03-039P AS FOLLOWS:
DELETE CLAUSE 16 WHICH READS "VESSEL RESTRICTIONS: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED".
ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED.

Tender 8.28.03

03-039P Guatemala

Freight Tender: Project Concern – NFDM to Guatemala

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON U.S. FLAG OFFERS (VIA CONTAINER SERVICE ONLY) FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING CARGOES UNDER THE SECTION 416(B) PROGRAM:
1. IFB NO: GT-PCI-416B-03-039P
2. A. COMMODITY: NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
CARGO: 500 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: CENTRAL LOGISTIC SERVICES, INC.
3636 WEST STALLEY PARK ROAD
GRAND ISLAND, NE 68901
CONTACT: MIKE MCCONNELL
TELE: 402-461-3775
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
AND NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25,2003
B. COMMODITY: NON-FAT DRY MILK IN 25 KG BAGS
CARGO: 500 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: MIDLAND COMMODITIES, INC.
416 SOUTH 5TH STREET
FORT SMITH, AR 72918
CONTACT: GENE HACKLER
TELE: 479-784-9109
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
AND NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25,2003
3. DISCHARGE PORT: 1 TO 2 SAFE BERTHS, PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
4. TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE/NO
DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS,
TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.
5. FREIGHT RATES ARE TO PROVIDE A BREAKDOWN OF OCEAN FREIGHT AND DOMESTIC INLAND COSTS. 
6 MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
7. CARGO IS TO BE STUFFED INTO CONTAINERS AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK
AND EXPENSE. CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR STRIPPING CARGO
FROM CONTAINER AND LOADING CARGO ONTO RECEIVER’S
TRUCKS AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.
8. CONTAINERS 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.
9. CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD
THESE CARGOES IS:
(A) IN WIND AND WATER TIGHT CONDITION;
(B) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD;
(C) 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.
10. COSTS FOR ALL CONTAINER INSPECTIONS SHALL BE FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE OCEAN CARRIER.
11. 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. 
12. EACH BAG OF NFDM MUST BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF LOADING BY AN INSPECTOR WHICH IS DESGINATED BY USDA/KCCO. THE CARRIER MUST COORDINATE WITH THE LOADING WAREHOUSE AND USDA/KCCO THEIR CONTAINER LOADING SCHEDULE IN ORDER USDA’S INSPECTOR CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO WITNESS THE LOADING OF THE CARGO INTO THE CONTAINERS.
13. OFFERS WITH ETA’S BEYOND THE ABOVE CARGO AVAILABILITY DATE
STATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
14. 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 CARRIER FAILS TO BE READY TO RECEIVE CARGO AT THE INTERMODAL PLANT. LDA, IF ANY, WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM OCEAN FREIGHT PAYMENT.
15. DELIVERY DELAY ASSESSMENT: PROJECT CONCERN REQUIRES THAT CARGO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT LATER THAN 18 DAYS FROM COMPLETION OF LOADING. PROJECT CONCERN 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 PER B/N TERMS WITHIN 18 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 PER B/N TERMS OR UNTIL COMMENCEMENT OF DISCHARGE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
15. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
16. VESSEL RESTRICTIONS: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED.
17. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR
EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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).
21. 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.
22. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL’S CONTAINERIZED/ GUATEMALA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (AUGUST 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.
23. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL OFFERS.
24. 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 1200 HOURS
WASHINGTON, D.C. TIME TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003 AND REMAIN VALID THROUGH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2003.

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