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Award 9.9.03

Request post the following awards on the shipment of soybean oil
approved by USDA on 05 September 2003 under the Uzbekistan FFP FY 2003 -


A. Shipper/charterer: Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Vessel owner: American President Lines (APL)

Commodity: cargoes are designated "urgent"; cargoes must be
containerized but using 20' containers only; containerized cargo to be
delivered in the stuffed containers to destinations listed below.

a. Ref: 03GOU3335-03
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-03
Booking Nr: 500097656/500097657
Cargo: 1,770 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 9.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Vessel: Sealand Developer V318
ETA Houston: 09.26.03
ETS: 09.30.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 10.17.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $187.37/MT (O/F: $63.25/MT; Foreign inland: $124.12/MT)

b. Ref: 03GOU3335-04
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-04
Booking Nr: 500097658
Cargo: 1,270 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Vessel: Sealand Florida V322
ETA Houston: 11.14.03
ETS: 11.18.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 12.05.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $187.37/MT (O/F: $63.75/MT; Foreign inland: $123.62/MT)

c. Ref: 03GOU3335-07
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-07
Booking Nr: 500097659/500097660
Cargo: 2,440 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 10.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Vessel: Sealand Achiever V 320
ETA Houston: 10.24.03
ETS: 10.28.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 11.14.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $187.37/MT (O/F: $63.25/MT; Foreign inland: $124.12/MT)


B. Shipper/charterer: Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Vessel owner: Maersk Line, Ltd.

Commodity: cargoes are designated "urgent"; cargoes must be
containerized but using 20' containers only; containerized cargo to be
delivered in the stuffed containers to destinations listed below.

a. Ref: 03GOU3335-01
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-01
Cargo: 800 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 10.25.03
Load point: PENS
Load port: Houston
Vessel name: Sealand Developer V0320
ETS: 11.04.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 11.21.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $222.00/MT (O/F: $61.00/MT; US inland: $14.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $147.00/MT)

b. Ref: 03GOU3335-02
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-02
Cargo: 1,200 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 11.10.03
Load point: PENS
Load port: Houston
Vessel: Sealand Florida V0322
ETS: 11.18.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 12.05.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $222.00/MT (O/F: $61.00/MT; US inland: $14.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $147.00/MT)

c. Ref: 03GOU3335-05
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-05
Cargo: 500 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load point: PENS
Load port: Houston
Vessel: Sealand Florida V0322
ETS: 11.18.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 12.05.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $222.00/MT (O/F: $61.00/MT; US inland: $14.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $147.00/MT)

d. Ref: 03GOU3335-06
USDA Control Nr: 03-044P-06
Cargo: 2,020 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Ship NET/NLT: 09.06.03//09.20.03
Load point: RCKV
Load port: Norfolk
Vessel: Sealand Achiever V0318
ETS: 09.29.03
Discharge port: Bremerhaven
ETA: 10.10.03
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Booked rate: $245.42/MT (O/F: $55.42/MT; US inland: $43.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $147.00/MT)

Terms and conditions as per Freight Retender UZB-FFP-03-044P and the
proforma Booking Note.

Thanks and best regards,

Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division

***********************************************************************
Norberto M Chavez
Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-4101
Tel: (202) 659-2825 Fax: (202) 659-2830
Email: norberto.chavez@panalpina.com Internet: www.panalpina.com
***********************************************************************
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Panalpina, Inc. and is confidential and/orlegally priveleged and shall
remain the property of Panalpina, its subsidiaries, affiliates and
parent companies. The information is intended only for the use of
designated person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient,
any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of or any other action or
reliance based on the contents of this information is strictly
prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error,
please notify the sender by telephone at the numbers listed above.

Retender September 4, 2003

Request post below Uzbekistan FFP SBO retender -

Freight RE TENDER - UZBEKISTAN - Food For Progress - Soybean Oil
Tender No. UZB-FFP-03-044P
Panalpina, Inc., Project Division on behalf of the Embassy of the
Republic of Uzbekistan, hereby requests freight offers for U.S. Flag and
Non Flag vessels as follows:

Tender closing 1600 Hours Washington, DC time on Wednesday, 04 September
2003.

1. RETender No. UZB-FFP-03-044P
2. Date: 4 September 2003
3. Shipper: Embassy of The Republic of Uzbekistan on behalf of the
Govt. of Uzbekistan
4. Agent: Panalpina, Inc., Project Division (hereinafter Panalpina)
5. Cargo Description/Weights/Availability/ Load point; basis a
total of 10,000 NMT of refined Soybean oil , 8,000 NMT in 6/4liter cans
and 2,000 NMT in 20 liter pails. Cargoes are: a) Designated "urgent"; b)
Cargo must be containerized but using 20' containers only; c)
Containerized cargo to be delivered in the stuffed containers to
destinations listed below. 

a. Ref: 03GOU3335-01
Cargo: 800 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 10.25.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

b. Ref: 03GOU3335-02
Cargo: 1,200 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

c. Ref: 03GOU3335-03
Cargo: 1,770 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 9.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

d. Ref: 03GOU3335-04
Cargo: 1,270 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

e. Ref: 03GOU3335-05
Cargo: 500 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

f. Ref: 03GOU3335-06
Cargo: 2,020 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Ship NET/NLT: 09.06.03//09.20.03
Load Point/ Port: RCKV
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

g. Ref: 03GOU3335-07
Cargo: 2,440 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 10.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point: at point of rest at Rail Station Khamza,
Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 722504

SHIPPER WOULD PREFER ROUTING VIA EUROPE OR BALTIC PORT ENTERING
UZBEKISTAN TERRITORY AT BEYNAU OR CHENGELDY

6. Terms: Full liner terms all inclusive, no demurrage, no dispatch, no
detention both ends. A)i) FAS Vessel Named Port of Loading: Cargo is to
be delivered to the carrier at first point of rest within a USDA
approved transport terminal within the commercial limits of the named
port of loading free of wharfage assessed against the cargo by the
governing port authority and/or receiving terminal. The Carrier is to
nominate the transport terminal in writing within 3 business days after
the carrier has received written notification from the shipper or its
agent that all subjects on booking have been lifted. Carrier is to be
liable for all costs incurred due to the failure to provide this
information. The transport terminal can be a freight station, container
terminal, or yard, a multipurpose cargo terminal, along side the vessel
on the quay at the FAS port or any similar receiving point. Carrier is
responsible for the cargo so delivered and shall load the said cargo on
board the ocean going performing vessel at carrier's risk, time and
expense. If carrier will be containerizing said cargo, than carrier will
arrange to stuff the cargo in carrier's containers and load said stuffed
containers on board ocean going performing vessel at carrier's risk,
time and expense. A)ii) Intermodal Plant -Point of Origin (as designated
by letter R preceding the point of origin) - the cargo shall be
delivered to carrier loaded on the conveyance (containers, trucks,
trailers or rail cars) at 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 cost of loading the cargo on
board the ocean going vessel. Carrier must provide suitable conveyance
to comply with supplier's load and capacity capabilities. Any costs
incurred, including, but not limited to liquidated damages and storage,
for failing to provide suitable conveyances will be for the carrier's
account. If containers are to be placed at the point of origin, Carrier
must ensure that the containers are placed at the commencement of the
shipping period and are supplied on a continuous basis, or as otherwise
mutually agreed between parties until the contract quantity is
fulfilled. 
B) At discharge point: Carriers to deliver the cargo in 20 ft.
containers on through bill of ladings to the Receivers listed below at
point of rest at the named rail station destinations. The Receivers will
pick up the containers, unstuff and return empty containers to carrier
at the Rail Station as fast as possible and without undue delay.
Receivers will undertake to return the empties to carriers with due
diligence. 
7. Discharge points- As above in Cl. 5 with total weights by
Destination/ Rail Station Code/ Weight/ Receiver/Address/Receivers
commercial code: 
a) Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 722504
Quantity 10,000 Net MT
Receiver: MARKAZOZIQOVQATSAVDO, DHO. 
26 Tal-Arik Street, Tashkent 700091, Republic of Uzbekistan.
POC : Iskander A. Pashakhanov
Commercial Code OKOHOX 71100.
Notify Party (and Coordinator ) : Mr. Nodir M. Kattakhodjaev
Head of Foreign Economic Relations Dept.
JSC UZBEKSAVDO
Tel : 998 71 139-1435 or 139-1382
Fax: 998 71 139-1151
Email: uzovtmnt@online.ru.

8. Additional terms:
a) Shippers' proforma booking note adapted for FFP FY2003
(available from Panalpina)
b) For cargoes to be containerized at load port by the ocean
carrier into liner operated containers, each container is to be
inspected by F.G.I.S or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector and must be
certified by F.G.I.S. or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector as being (1) in
wind-tight and water-tight condition for the intended voyage and
possible long term open storage at discharge port; (2) not more than 10
years old; (3) not being a "salvage container" from previous
owners/having been mustered out from regular service. A survey report
certifying/attesting to the above must be submitted along with other
documents required for freight payment.
c) Payment terms as per documentary requirements of USDA.

9. Other required information:
a) Vessel's itinerary and current position.
b) Carriers are to submit their freight rates giving a breakdown
for US Inland (if applicable), ocean freight, and foreign inland freight
charges. If fumigation is required then carriers to also state that in
the freight break down.
c) Full particulars on intended routing from load point to final
destination including port of embarkation from USA, any relay point of
transshipment, port of discharge and inland routing to destinations.
Shipper will require carrier to state name and point of contact of their
inland freight contractor, 96 hours prior to shipment being loaded. This
is of extreme importance to coordinate cargo delivery at destination.
d) ETS load port, estimated transit time from load port to
discharge port, and estimated transit time from discharge port to final
destination must be provided.

10. Offers to be submitted via fax 202/659-2830 or delivered to
Panalpina, Inc., Project Division, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 520,
Washington, DC 20036-4101.

11. Offer received after 1600 hours Washington, DC time on
Wednesday, 04 September 2003, will not be considered. Offers will not be
read in public.

12. Section 408 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998, Public
Law 105-383 (46 U.S.C. paragraph 2302(e), establishes effective January
1, 1999, with respect to non-U.S. 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, offer must warrant that vessel(s) and owner/operator are not
disqualified to carry such government impelled (preference) cargo(es).

13. Evaluation and contract award: Offers, which do not comply with
the mandatory requirements of the IFB including but not limited to the
minimums and maximums specified above, will not be considered. Offers
must include full particulars demonstrating the willingness and ability
to meet these requirements. Shipper reserves the right to award without
discussions. Award(s) will be to the lowest responsible offeror meeting
the mandatory requirements of this IFB.
Cargo Preference (CP) compliance will be in accordance with the Maritime
Administration January 8, 2003 letter. 

14. Shipper will impose a loading delay assessment (LDA) of USD1.00
per M/T reduction in freight rate per day. The LDA will be assessed for
each day beyond the contracted load date plus a ten days grace period,
that the vessel fails to present, and be accepted, at the first (or
sole) load port to load the cargo under this freight tender. LDA, if any
will be deducted from the freight payment.

15. Shipper will impose a delivery delay assessment (DDA) of USD
1.00 per M/T per day for all cargo arriving at point of destination 50
days after the bill of lading date of said cargo. The DDA, if any will
be deducted from the ocean freight payment.

16. Carriers shall include all actual and anticipated war risk
insurance premiums in their offered rate(s). Owner bears the risk of
any increase in war risk insurance premiums.

17. 2.5 % commission maximum. 2.5 % to Panalpina if offered direct.
If owner's offer through a broker, then 2/3 of 2.5 % to Panalpina and
1/3 of 2.5 % to owner's broker.

For further information, call Panalpina 202/659-2825.

End

Thanks and best regards,
Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division

***********************************************************************
Norberto M Chavez
Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-4101
Tel: (202) 659-2825 Fax: (202) 659-2830
Email: norberto.chavez@panalpina.com Internet: www.panalpina.com
***********************************************************************
This electronic message transmission contains information from
Panalpina, Inc. and is confidential and/orlegally priveleged and shall
remain the property of Panalpina, its subsidiaries, affiliates and
parent companies. The information is intended only for the use of
designated person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient,
any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of or any other action or
reliance based on the contents of this information is strictly
prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error,
please notify the sender by telephone at the numbers listed above.

September 2, 2003 Amendment
03-044P

Request posting of the following amendment nr 1 to Uzbekistan Food for Progress Freight Tender Nr. UZB-FFP-03-044P -

DISCHARGE/DESTINATION POINT IN CLAUSE 5A TO 5G IS CORRECTED TO READ

"RAIL STATION KHAMZA, UZBEKISTAN, RAIL STATION CODE 722504", INSTEAD OF 
"RAIL STATION KHAMZA, UZBEKISTAN, RAIL STATION CODE 725702".

ALL OTHER TERMS OF THE FREIGHT TENDER REMAIN THE SAME.

August 29, 2003 Tender

03-044P


Freight Tender - UZBEKISTAN - Food For Progress - Soybean Oil
Tender No. UZB-FFP-03-044P
Panalpina, Inc., Project Division on behalf of the Embassy of the
Republic of Uzbekistan, hereby requests freight offers for U.S. Flag and
Non Flag vessels as follows:

Tender closing 1100 Hours Washington, DC time on Wednesday, 03
September 2003.

1. Tender No. UZB-FFP-03-044P
2. Date: 29 August 2003
3. Shipper: Embassy of The Republic of Uzbekistan on behalf of the
Govt. of Uzbekistan
4. Agent: Panalpina, Inc., Project Division (hereinafter Panalpina)
5. Cargo Description/Weights/Availability/ Load point; basis a
total of 10,000 NMT of refined Soybean oil , 8,000 NMT in 6/4liter cans
and 2,000 NMT in 20 liter pails. Cargoes are: a) Designated "urgent"; b)
Cargo may be containerized but using 20' containers only; c)
Containerized cargo to be delivered in the stuffed containers to
destinations listed below. d) If cargo is transported basis break bulk
then cargo to be delivered basis Free On Rail at destinations listed
below. 

a. Ref: 03GOU3335-01
Cargo: 800 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 10.25.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

b. Ref: 03GOU3335-02
Cargo: 1,200 MT Soybean Oil in 20 Liter pails
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

c. Ref: 03GOU3335-03
Cargo: 1,770 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 9.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

d. Ref: 03GOU3335-04
Cargo: 1,270 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

e. Ref: 03GOU3335-05
Cargo: 500 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 11.10.03
Load Point/ Port: PENS
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

f. Ref: 03GOU3335-06
Cargo: 2,020 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Ship NET/NLT: 09.06.03//09.20.03
Load Point/ Port: RCKV
Discharge/Destination Point: Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

g. Ref: 03GOU3335-07
Cargo: 2,440 MT Soybean Oil in 6/4 Liter cans
Available: 10.25.03
Load Point/ Port: HOUS
Discharge/Destination Point:Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, 
Rail Station Code 725702

SHIPPER WOULD PREFER ROUTING VIA EUROPE OR BALTIC PORT ENTERING
UZBEKISTAN TERRITORY AT BEYNAU OR CHENGELDY

6. Terms: Full liner terms all inclusive, no demurrage, no dispatch, no
detention both ends. A)i) FAS Vessel Named Port of Loading: Cargo is to
be delivered to the carrier at first point of rest within a USDA
approved transport terminal within the commercial limits of the named
port of loading free of wharfage assessed against the cargo by the
governing port authority and/or receiving terminal. The Carrier is to
nominate the transport terminal in writing within 3 business days after
the carrier has received written notification from the shipper or its
agent that all subjects on booking have been lifted. Carrier is to be
liable for all costs incurred due to the failure to provide this
information. The transport terminal can be a freight station, container
terminal, or yard, a multipurpose cargo terminal, along side the vessel
on the quay at the FAS port or any similar receiving point. Carrier is
responsible for the cargo so delivered and shall load the said cargo on
board the ocean going performing vessel at carrier's risk, time and
expense. If carrier will be containerizing said cargo, than carrier will
arrange to stuff the cargo in carrier's containers and load said stuffed
containers on board ocean going performing vessel at carrier's risk,
time and expense. A)ii) Intermodal Plant -Point of Origin (as designated
by letter R preceding the point of origin) - the cargo shall be
delivered to carrier loaded on the conveyance (containers, trucks,
trailers or rail cars) at 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 cost of loading the cargo on
board the ocean going vessel. Carrier must provide suitable conveyance
to comply with supplier's load and capacity capabilities. Any costs
incurred, including, but not limited to liquidated damages and storage,
for failing to provide suitable conveyances will be for the carrier's
account. If containers are to be placed at the point of origin, Carrier
must ensure that the containers are placed at the commencement of the
shipping period and are supplied on a continuous basis, or as otherwise
mutually agreed between parties until the contract quantity is
fulfilled. 
B) At discharge point: If in containers, Carriers to deliver the cargo
in containers on through bill of ladings to the Receivers listed below
at the named rail station destinations. The Receivers will pick up the
containers, unstuff and return empty containers to carrier at the Rail
Station as fast as possible and without undue delay. Receivers will
undertake to return the empties to carriers with due diligence. If
transported basis break bulk, then Carrier to deliver the cargo to
receiver basis Free On Rail in rail wagons at the destination rail
station stated hereinabove. Receivers will be responsible to unload
cargo from the rail wagons.

7. Discharge points- As above in Cl. 5 with total weights by
Destination/ Rail Station Code/ Weight/ Receiver/Address/Receivers
commercial code: 
a) Rail Station Khamza, Uzbekistan, Rail Station Code 725702
Quantity 10,000 Net MT
Receiver: MARKAZOZIQOVQATSAVDO, DHO. 
26 Tal-Arik Street, Tashkent 700091, Republic of Uzbekistan.
POC : Iskander A. Pashakhanov
Commercial Code OKOHOX 71100.
Notify Party (and Coordinator) : Mr. Nodir M. Kattakhodjaev
Head of Foreign Economic Relations Dept.
JSC UZBEKSAVDO
Tel : 998 71 139-1435 or 139-1382
Fax: 998 71 139-1151
Email: uzovtmnt@online.ru.

8. Additional terms:
a) Shippers' proforma booking note adapted for FFP FY2003
(available from Panalpina)
b) For cargoes to be containerized at load port by the ocean
carrier into liner operated containers, each container is to be
inspected by F.G.I.S or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector and must be
certified by F.G.I.S. or F.G.I.S. licensed inspector as being (1) in
wind-tight and water-tight condition for the intended voyage and
possible long term open storage at discharge port; (2) not more than 10
years old; (3) not being a "salvage container" from previous
owners/having been mustered out from regular service. A survey report
certifying/attesting to the above must be submitted along with other
documents required for freight payment.
c) Payment terms as per documentary requirements of USDA.

9. Other required information:
a) Vessel's itinerary and current position.
b) Carriers are to submit their freight rates giving a breakdown
for US Inland (if applicable), ocean freight, and foreign inland freight
charges. If fumigation is required then carriers to also state that in
the freight break down.
c) Full particulars on intended routing from load point to final
destination including port of embarkation from USA, any relay point of
transshipment, port of discharge and inland routing to destinations.
Shipper will require carrier to state name and point of contact of their
inland freight contractor, 96 hours prior to shipment being loaded. This
is of extreme importance to coordinate cargo delivery at destination.
d) ETS load port, estimated transit time from load port to
discharge port, and estimated transit time from discharge port to final
destination must be provided.

10. Offers to be submitted via fax 202/659-2830 or delivered to
Panalpina, Inc., Project Division, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 520,
Washington, DC 20036-4101.

11. Offer received after 1100 hours Washington, DC time on
Wednesday, 03 September 2003, will not be considered. Offers will not be
read in public.

12. Section 408 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998, Public
Law 105-383 (46 U.S.C. paragraph 2302(e), establishes effective January
1, 1999, with respect to non-U.S. 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, offer must warrant that vessel(s) and owner/operator are not
disqualified to carry such government impelled (preference) cargo(es).

13. Evaluation and contract award: Offers, which do not comply with
the mandatory requirements of the IFB including but not limited to the
minimums and maximums specified above, will not be considered. Offers
must include full particulars demonstrating the willingness and ability
to meet these requirements. Shipper reserves the right to award without
discussions. Award(s) will be to the lowest responsible offeror meeting
the mandatory requirements of this IFB.
Cargo Preference (CP) compliance will be in accordance with the Maritime
Administration January 8, 2003 letter. 

14. Shipper will impose a loading delay assessment (LDA) of USD1.00
per M/T reduction in freight rate per day. The LDA will be assessed for
each day beyond the contracted load date plus a ten days grace period,
that the vessel fails to present, and be accepted, at the first (or
sole) load port to load the cargo under this freight tender. LDA, if any
will be deducted from the freight payment.

15. Shipper will impose a delivery delay assessment (DDA) of USD
1.00 per M/T per day for all cargo arriving at point of destination 50
days after the bill of lading date of said cargo. The DDA, if any will
be deducted from the ocean freight payment.

16. Carriers shall include all actual and anticipated war risk
insurance premiums in their offered rate(s). Owner bears the risk of
any increase in war risk insurance premiums.

17. 2.5 % commission maximum. 2.5 % to Panalpina if offered direct.
If owner's offer through a broker, then 2/3 of 2.5 % to Panalpina and
1/3 of 2.5 % to owner's broker.

For further information, call Panalpina 202/659-2825.

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