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Award 9.5.03

RE: INVITATION NO. 083A
IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-042P 
FOOD FOR PROGRESS CARGOES TO BOLIVIA
PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL

FURTHER OUR TELCON WE ARE PLEASED TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING BOOKINGS BETWEEN PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL AND MAERSK SEALAND:

A. BOOKING NO: AID201133 USDA NO. 03-042P-01 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 80 NMT
COMMODITY: LENTILS IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
82.00 – OTHER 
$172.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.


B. BOOKING NO: AID201134 USDA NO. 03-042P-02 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 20 NMT
COMMODITY: LENTILS IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
155.00 – OTHER 
$245.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

C. BOOKING NO: AID201135 USDA NO. 03-042P-03 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 168 NMT
COMMODITY: A.P. FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
84.00 – OTHER 
$174.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

D. BOOKING NO: AID201136 USDA NO. 03-042P-04 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 42 NMT
COMMODITY: A.P. FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
157.00 – OTHER 
$247.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

E. BOOKING NO: AID201137 USDA NO. 03-042P-05 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL ACHIEVER” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 64 NMT
COMMODITY: VEGOIL IN 6/4 LTR CANS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: OCTOBER 25, 2003
ETA LOAD: OCTOBER 27, 2003 
FRT RATE: $92.50 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
82.00 – OTHER 
$174.50 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

F. BOOKING NO: AID201138 USDA NO. 03-042P-06 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL ACHIEVER” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 16 NMT
COMMODITY: VEGOIL IN 6/4 LTR CANS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: OCTOBER 25, 2003
ETA LOAD: OCTOBER 27, 2003 


FRT RATE: $92.50 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
155.00 – OTHER 
$247.50 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

G. BOOKING NO: AID201139 USDA NO. 03-042P-07 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 352 NMT
COMMODITY: S.F. BULGUR WHEAT IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
84.00 – OTHER 
$174.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

H. BOOKING NO: AID201140 USDA NO. 03-042P-08 
VESSEL: U.S. FLAG VESSEL “SL FLORIDA” (P2 SERVICE)
CARGO: 88 NMT
COMMODITY: S.F. BULGUR WHEAT IN 50 KG BAGS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
AVAIL: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
ETA LOAD: NOVEMBER 18, 2003 
FRT RATE: $90.00 - OCEAN TRANSPORTATION
157.00 – OTHER 
$247.00 - 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.
COMMISSION: 2 1/2% TO UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC.

CARGO IS TO BE UNLOADED AND STACKED IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES AT FINAL DESTINATION POINTS AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.

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

Tender 8.28.03

03-042P Bolivia

Freight Tender: Project Concern – Food For Progress Cargoes 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, THROUGH THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM, – INVITATION NO. 083A:
IFB NO. BO-PCI-FFP-03-042P
1. A. COMMODITY: LENTILS IN 50 KG BAGS
CARGO: 80 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
B. COMMODITY: LENTILS IN 50 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 20 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 2003 
C. COMMODITY: A.P FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 168 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
D. COMMODITY: A.P. FLOUR IN 50 KG BAGS 
CARGO: 42 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
E. COMMODITY: VEGOIL IN 6/4 LTR CANS 
CARGO: 64 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: OCTOBER 25, 2003
F. COMMODITY: VEGOIL IN 6/4 LTR CANS 
CARGO: 16 NET METRIC TONS
LOAD PORT: JACINTOPORT, TX 
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: OCTOBER 25, 2003
G. COMMODITY: S.F. BULGUR WHEAT IN 50 KG BAGS
CARGO: 352 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: ORURO, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 2003
H. COMMODITY: S.F. BULGUR WHEAT IN 50 KG BAGS
CARGO: 88 NET METRIC TONS
LOADPORT: JACINTOPORT, TX
FINAL DESTINATION: COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA 
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 10, 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. TERMS: FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE/NO
DESPATCH/NO DETENTION ON VESSELS, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, TRUCKS AND/OR RAILCARS BENDS.
4. FUMIGATION OF WHEAT FLOUR AS PER USDA NOTICE TO THE TRADE EOD-83 DATED JUNE 13, 2001.
FOR ANY CARGO DISCHARGING AT ANY PERUVIAN PORTS - IN KEEPING WITH PERUVIAN SANITARY REQUIREMENTS CARRIERS ARE TO ARRANGE FOR FUMIGATION OF CARGOES AND PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE EVIDENCING SAME. COST OF FUMIGATION IS FOR CARRIER’S ACCOUNT. 
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 2001) 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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003.

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