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October 9, 2003
03-059B Award
OCTOBER 8, 2003

HONDURAS FREIGHT TENDER DTD SEPTEMBER 23, 2002 - RESULTS 
FOOD FOR PROGRESS / IFB NO. HO-FFP-03-059-B 
REQUEST #: FGR 522-3/329-00

2 FIXTURES


USDA #- 03-059-B-01 
M/V OVERSEAS HARRIETTE
U.S. FLAG GEARED BULK CARRIER
OWNER: OCEAN BULKSHIPS, INC.
CARGO: 10,800 MT MIN/MAX WHEAT IN BULK
LAYCAN: OCTOBER 20-30, 2003
L/P: 1/3 SB EACH 1/2 SP US NORTH PACIFIC
D/P: 1/2 SB PUERTO CORTES, HONDURAS
FREIGHT RATE: $ 41.33 PMT BASIS 1 L/P TO 1 D/P
PLUS: $ 2.00 PMT IF ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT IS USED


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USDA #- 03-059-B-02
BARGE PEGGY PALMER
US FLAG BULK CARRIER BARGE
OWNER: TECO OCEAN SHIPPING
CARGO: 22,200 MT BULK WHEAT
LAYCAN: DECEMBER 19-29, 2002
L/P: 1/3 SB 1/2 SP USG 
DISCH: 1/2 SB PUERTO CORTES, HONDURAS
FREIGHT RATE: $ 54.34 PMT BASIS 1 L/P TO 1 D/P
PLUS $ 3.50 PMT IF ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT IS USED


September 24, 2003
03-059B Tender

Freight Tender: ISC,FFP,Honduras/Wheat
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF 
HONDURAS, REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT 
THE FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. HO-FFP-03-059-B
- CARGO(ES):
(A) APPROXIMATELY 10,800 MT WHEAT IN BULK.
(B) APPROXIMATELY 22,200 MT WHEAT IN BULK.
- CARGO QUANTITIES WILL BE CONTRACTED ON MIN/MAX BASIS.
- LAYCAN: (A) OCTOBER 20-30, 2003
(B) DECEMBER 19-29, 2003
- OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A WIDE RANGE OF 
TONNAGES TO ACCOMODATE THE PROGRAM NEEDS.
- ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEPARATED, MUST BE 
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO HONDURAS' FOOD FOR PROGRESS CARGO(ES), MUST 
BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER 
FIXTURE OF HONDURAS' FOOD FOR PROGRESS 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 CHARTERER'S CARGO(ES) TO HONDURAS.
- OFFERS RECEIVED WITH LAYDAYS BEYOND CANCELLING DATE WILL NOT BE 
CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED WITHOUT 
CHARTERER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL.
- INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 49 
FOR FULL DETAILS.
- AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS IFB 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 CARGO SUCH GOVERNMENT IMPELLED 
(PREFERENCE) CARGO(ES) AS OUTLINED 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 32 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- OWNERS TO PROVIDE FOURTEEN (14) DAY PREADVICE OF VESSEL READINESS TO
LOAD. PREADVICE NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL 
SERVICES CORP PRIOR TO 11:00 A.M. WASH., D.C. TIME ON REGULAR BUSINESS DAY 
TO BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED ON THAT DAY. IF PREADVICE IS RECEIVED LATER THAN 
11:00 A.M. WASH., D.C. TIME ON REGULAR BUSINESS DAY OR ON WEEKENDS / 
HOLIDAYS, PREADVICE NOTICE WILL BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED ONLY ON NEXT 
BUSINESS DAY. IN ADDITION TO SENDING PREADVICE NOTICE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT 
AS ABOVE, OWNER MUST PROVIDE AT THE SAME TIME A COPY OF THEIR PREADVICE 
NOTICE TO USDA KC, CFSA, EXPORT OPERATIONS DIVISION, FAX NO.
(816) 823-2586.
- IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TIMELY STATUS REPORTS TO RECEIVERS, THE GOVERNMENT OF 
HONDURAS REQUIRES THAT OWNER PROVIDE ACCURATE DAILY VESSEL POSITION / 
STATUS REPORTS WITH VESSEL'S POSITION / ACTIVITY / AND RELEVANT ETAS AT 
LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT COMMENCING WHEN VESSEL PROVIDES ITS PREADVICE 
NOTICE OF VESSEL'S ETA AT LOAD PORT AND CONTINUING THROUGH COMPLETION OF 
DISCHARGE IN HONDURAS. THESE DAILY NOTICES ARE TO BE PROVIDED TO 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP BY FAX (202) 296-1160 OR EMAIL: 
mail@isc-pci.com. THIS CLAUSE IS INCORPORATED INTO THE PROFORMA C/P.
- LOAD PORT(S): 1/3 SAFE BERTHS EACH 1/2 SAFE U.S. PORT(S), INCLUDING U.S. 
GREAT LAKES PORTS. OFFERORS SHOULD SPECIFY U.S. COASTAL RANGE OR RANGES 
AND/OR LOAD PORT(S) WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO THEIR OFFER. FOR OFFERS BASIS 
U.S. GREAT LAKES UTILIZING FEEDER VESSELS, OFFER IS TO INCLUDE NAME AND 
DESCRIPTION OF FEEDER VESSELS. (SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 40 FOR LOAD RANGES 
CONSIDERED AS A SINGLE LOAD PORT.)
- DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) PUERTO CORTES, HONDURAS.
- LOADING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH 
CUSTOMARY DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW BASED ON 
VESSEL'S CONTRACTED QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS 
PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 
EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED. SATURDAYS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE.
BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
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0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 20,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY

TANKERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
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0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY

TWEEN-DECKERS: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY.
LASH BARGES: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.
- DISCHARGING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND 
EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,500 TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS 
FOR BULK CARRIERS AND 1,200 TONS OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR TANKERS AND 
MULTIDECKERS, PER WEATHER WORKING DAYS OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS SUNDAYS, AND 
HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED, ON THE BASIS OF THE BILL OF LADING 
QUANTITY. LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY. 
CHARTERER/RECEIVERS TO APPOINT AND PAY STEVEDORES AT PORTS OF DISCHARGE.
- VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 48 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- DISCHARGE PORT RESTRICTION: MAX DRAFT 30 FT S.W. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE 
FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT NOT EXCEEDING DISCHARGE PORT MAXIMUM 
S.W. DRAFT RESTRICTION. ANY LIGHTENING REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF VESSEL'S 
FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATED RESTRICTION 
IS FOR OWNER'S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. LIGHTENING, IF REQUIRED, TO BE 
ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF HONDURAS.
- NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY 
U.S. FLAG OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
- DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH IS APPLICABLE AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORTS. OWNERS ARE 
TO SPECIFY DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH RATES IN THEIR OFFER. DESPATCH RATES MUST BE 
ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY 
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S) AND BETWEEN CHARTERER AND VESSEL OWNER AT 
DISCHARGE PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 9 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS AND MUST BE 
CLASSED HIGHEST IN LLOYD'S REGISTER OR ITS EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL 
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT 
OF VESSEL'S AGE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP, TYPE, CONFIGURATION, CLASSIFICATION WILL 
BE FOR OWNER'S ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES.
- VESSELS 15 YEARS AND OLDER, TOWED BARGES, AND PUSH-MODE ITB UNITS MUST 
HAVE ALL OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AND HATCHES' COVERS TIGHTLY SEALED WITH 
TAPE OR BY OTHER MEANS TO ASSURE WATER TIGHT INTEGRITY. THE SEALING SHALL 
BE DONE TO THE SATISFACTION OF ATTENDING NCB SURVEYOR AS ATTESTED BY A 
SPECIAL SURVEY. COST OF SEALING HATCH COVERS/OPENINGS TO CARGO SPACES AS 
WELL AS SPECIAL SURVEY FEES SHALL BE FOR VESSEL OWNER'S ACCOUNT. SPECIAL 
SURVEY CERTIFICATE SHALL IN NO WAY DIMINISH OWNER'S LIABILITY AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARD THE CARGO.
- ONE WAY RATES MUST BE QUOTED IN ADDITION TO ROUND TRIP RATES FOR U.S. 
FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS WHOSE DATE OF ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION EXCEEDS 15 YEARS 
FROM DATE AT FIXTURE.
- U.S. FLAG APPROVED RATES WILL BE REDUCED TO A LEVEL NO HIGHER THAN THE 
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE IN THE EVENT THAT APPROVED 
VESSEL IS SUBSTITUTED BY A LOWER COST VESSEL TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT 
(INCLUDING TUG AND/OR BARGE).
FOR U.S. FLAG VESSELS LOADING LESS THAN A FULL CARGO, THE LESS THAN FULL 
CARGO FREIGHT RATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION TO MEET ANY REVISED 
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FREIGHT RATE GUIDELINE DUE TO VESSEL LOADING OTHER 
ADDITIONAL CARGO.
- U.S. FLAG OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR HAS NOT 
PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S COSTS PRIOR TO 
SUBMISSION OF OFFER.
- THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 26, 2003
AT THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., 1629 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 
700, WASH., D.C. BY SEALED HAND DELIVERED LETTER OR TELEFAX (202) 296-1160. 
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 29, 2003. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS 
WITH "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- OFFERS TO REMAIN VALID UNTIL 1700 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME OCTOBER 1, 2003.
- O'WISE: GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS' CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL
LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE) APPLICABLE TO FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM - JULY 2000).
- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: VESSEL 
NAME/TYPE/FLAG/YEAR BLT/LOA/BEAM/DWT/DRAFT/GEAR/ETA AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE 
PORT/FULL STYLE OF OWNER.
- FREIGHT RATES TO BE QUOTED IN U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON BASIS ONE 
LOADING PORT TO ONE DISCHARGING PORT, PLUS ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER METRIC 
TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD PORT IF USED. OFFERS REQUIRING 
ADDITIONAL PREMIUM FOR ADDITIONAL LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH WILL NOT BE 
CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THE TENDER.
- IF OWNERS INTEND TO LIGHTEN, THE OFFER SHOULD SPECIFY THE COST OF 
LIGHTENING, WHETHER PARTIAL OR FULL LIGHTENING. IF LIGHTENING IS NOT 
PERFORMED AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND VESSEL DIRECTLY DISCHARGES AT BERTH, 
THE LIGHTENING COST WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE OCEAN FREIGHT.
- COPIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS' CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA ARE 
AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP.
- 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 AGENTS 
AND 1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.
- ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH.,
DC TELEPHONE 202-785-3400, FAX NO. 202-296-1160, OR EMAIL: 
mail@isc-pci.com.

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