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03-071P

Award 11.13.03

Request posting of the following awards approved by USDA on 12 November
2003 -

1. Shipper: Mercy Corps
Owner: Lykes Lines Ltd., LLC 
Cargo description: 

a. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-21
Booking Nr: AIDBL00223
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-01
Commodity: MR
MT: 70 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load point: RLC 
Load port: HOUS
Ship NET/NLT: 11.21.03/12.05.03 
Vessel: Lykes Liberator V061, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 12.08.03
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 12.28.03
ETA discharge port: 01.22.04
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $264.66/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $29.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $190.66/MT)

b. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-22
Booking Nr: AIDBL00225
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-02
Commodity: MR
MT: 170 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load point: RLC
Load port: HOUS
Ship NET/NLT: 11.21.03/12.05.03
Vessel: Lykes Liberator V061, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 12.08.03
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 12.28.03
ETA discharge port: 01.22.04
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $242.36/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $26.94/MT; Foreign
inland: $170.42/MT)

c. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-23
Booking Nr: AIDBL00227
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-03
Commodity: MR
MT: 160 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load point: REGL
Load port: NORF
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03/12.20.03
Vessel: Lykes Navigator V061, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 12.22.03
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 01.11.04
ETA discharge port: 02.05.04
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $228.41/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $19.21/MT; Foreign
inland: $164.20/MT)

d. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-24
Booking Nr: AIDBL00222
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-04
Commodity: AP
MT: 110 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag
Load port: NORF
Availability: 01.10.04
Vessel: Lykes Motivator V032, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 01.13.04
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 01.25.04
ETA discharge port: 02.19.04
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $224.41/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $3.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $176.41/MT)

e. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-25
Booking Nr: AIDBL00224
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-05
Commodity: AP
MT: 250 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag 
Load port: NORF
Availability: 01.10.04
Vessel: Lykes Liberator V062, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 01.20.04
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 02.01.04
ETA discharge port: 02.26.04
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $197.49/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $3.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $149.49/MT)

f. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-26
Booking Nr: AIDBL00226
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-06
Commodity: AP
MT: 240 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag
Load port: HOUS
Availability: 01.10.04
Vessel: Lykes Liberator V062, US flag (P-1)
ETA load port: 01.12.04
ETA relay Bremerhaven: 02.01.04
ETA discharge port: 02.26.04
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan 
Booked rate: $223.14/MT (O/F: $45.00/MT; US inland: $13.72; Foreign
inland: $164.42/MT)

2. Shipper: Mercy Corps
Owner: P & O Nedlloyd/Farrell Lines 
Vessel: Cheasapeake Bay V3051, non US flag (P-3)
Itinerary: ETA load port Charleston - 12.28.03; ETA relay Cagliari -
01.09.04; ETA discharge port - 01.27.04

Cargo description: 

a. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-18
Booking Nr: AIF 3051251
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-07
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 30 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail 
Load point: RMEM
Load port: Charleston
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03//12.20.03
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $249.00/MT (O/F: $85.00/MT; US inland: $38.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $126.00/MT)

b. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-19
Booking Nr: AIF 3051252
USDA Tracking Nr: 03-071P-08
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 150 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail
Load point: RMEM
Load port: Charleston
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03//12.20.03
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan
Booked rate: $238.00/MT (O/F: $76.00/MT; US inland: $38.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $124.00/MT)

c. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-20
Booking Nr: AIF 3051253
USDA tracking Nr: 03-071P-09
Commodity: Oil Veg
MT: 110 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail
Load point: RMEM
Load port: Charleston
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03/12.20.03
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan 
Booked rate: $249.00/MT (O/F: $85.00/MT; US inland: $38.00/MT; Foreign
inland: $126.00/MT)

Thanks and best regards,

Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division
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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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Tender 10.29.03

Below is the freight tender for Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan FFE Inv 103A/B
for announcement -

MERCY CORPS FREIGHT TENDER TO KYRGYZSTAN ISSUED BY PANALPINA, INC.,
PROJECT DIVISION, 1100 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, SUITE 520, WASHINGTON, DC
20036. TENDER CLOSING 1100Z LOCAL WASHINGTON, DC TIME ON MONDAY, 03
NOVEMBER 2003


1. Tender No.: 103A/B-KYR-MC-FFE-03-071P
2. Date: 29 October 2003
3. Shipper: Mercy Corps
4. Issued by Panalpina, Inc., Project Division (hereafter
Panalpina)
5. Cargo description: 

a. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-18
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 30 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail 
Load port: RMEM
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03//12.20.03
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

b. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-19
Commodity: Oil-veg
MT: 150 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail
Load port: RMEM
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03//12.20.03
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

c. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-20
Commodity: Oil Veg
MT: 110 MT
Pack size: 6/4 liter pail
Load port: RMEM
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03/12.20.03
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan 

d. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-21
Commodity: MR
MT: 70 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load port: RLC 
Ship NET/NLT: 11.21.03/12.05.03 
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

e. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-22
Commodity: MR
MT: 170 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load port: RLC
Ship NET/NLT: 11.21.03/12.05.03
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

f. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-23
Commodity: MR
MT: 160 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bags
Load port: REGL
Ship NET/NLT: 12.06.03/12.20.03
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

g. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-24
Commodity: AP
MT: 110 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag
Load port: NORF
Availability: 01.10.04
Discharge port: Balykchi
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

h. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-25
Commodity: AP
MT: 250 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag 
Load port: NORF
Availability: 01.10.04
Discharge port: Bishkek
Destination: Kyrgyzstan

i. Ref Nr: 03MC3473-26
Commodity: AP
MT: 240 MT
Pack size: 50 kg bag
Load port: HOUS
Availability: 01.10.04
Discharge port: Osh
Destination: Kyrgyzstan 

Tug/barge are permitted for trans-atlantic shipment provided cargoes
should be below deck.

6. Ocean freight rate to be in US dollars per MT and must be all
inclusive. All inclusive rate must break out the following components:
Ocean freight, inland transportation (domestic and foreign), and any
applicable stacking charges at final destination.

7. Discharge port: to be stated in offer, but in owners' option.
Final destination - on carrier's through B/L to receivers warehouses as
above. Carrier to deliver cargo to said destination warehouses at
carrier's time, risk, and expense unstuffed from
trucks/railcars/containers and stacked inside receivers warehouse. All
customs clearance, including in-transit and final customs clearance to
be performed and paid for by carrier.

8. Cargo availability: as above 

9. Full berth terms, all inclusive, no demurrage, no despatch, no
detention on vessels, containers, rail cars, trucks and/or trailers
(BENDS) delivered, unstuffed, and stacked inside receiver's warehouse. 

10. Shipper will impose a loading delay assessment (LDA) of $ 1.00
per M/T reduction in freight rate per day or pro-rata. The LDA will be
assessed for each day or pro-rata, beyond the contracted load date, plus
a seven (7) day grace period, that the vessel fails to present, and to
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. 

11. Shipper will impose a delivery delay assessment (DDA) of $1.00 PMT
per day or pro-rata for all cargo arriving at discharge port beyond
sixty (60) days after the bill of lading date of said cargo. The DDA,
if any, will be deducted from the ocean freight payment.

12. Other details/information required:
a. Shipper proforma booking note available from Panalpina
b. Freight to be paid by USDA/CCC, 65% upon vessel's arrival at port of
discharge and 35% after notice by charterer/receiver certifying delivery
of cargo to final destination
c. If cargoes is containerized, the following special note
applies:
NOTE: If cargoes is containerized, each container used is to be
inspected by FGIS and has to be certified by FGIS 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 with the other
documentation required for payment of 65% of ocean freight.
d. Vessel's itinerary and current position.
e. Full particulars on vessel owners including company name,
officers, address, telephone and fax numbers and bank references.
f. ETA load port, estimated transit time from load port to
discharge port and estimated delivery time from discharge port to each
of the receivers' warehouses in Kyrgyzstan.
g. Owner's load berth at load port.
h. Type/mode of service 

13. Carriers are fully and solely responsible for any penalty assessed
against the cargo by U.S. Customs enforced compliance program for
outbound documentation due in whole or in part to carrier's delay in
verifying the final load count and providing said count to Panalpina,
Inc. 

14. Carriers shall include all actual and anticipated war risk insurance
premiums in their offered rates. Owners bear the risk of any increase
in war risk insurance premiums.

15. Evaluations 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.

16. Contract and payment terms: Except to the extent provided above, the
tender is subject to the standard booking guidelines, which are fully
incorporated herein. 

17. Section 408 of the U.S Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998,
Public Law 105-383 (46 U.S.C. Section 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 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 tender may be preference cargo, offerors must
warrant that vessel(s) and owner/operators are not disqualified to carry
such cargo(es). 

18. Commodity, load port and intermodal point abbreviations as per USDA
form KC-362. Delivery terms per USDA Notice to be Trade of April 5,
1995. For any commodities allocated basis intermodal supplier's plant,
vessel owners must comply with supplier's load and capacity
capabilities. If the vessel fails to comply with supplier's load
capabilities, any costs incurred by CCC including but not limited to
carrying charges, liquidated damages, storage, will be for the vessel's
account. If containers/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. Owners are responsible to offer only
for vendors who match owners' capabilities. Owners are encouraged to
refer to KC-362 for the list of plant locations and capabilities.

19. Carrier guarantees that this vessel, if required by the
International Safety Management (ISM) Code issued in accordance with the
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (1974) as amended
(SOLAS) (non self-propelled barges are exempt), complies fully with the
International Safety Management (ISM) Code and will remain so for the
entirety of her employment under this booking note. Upon request,
carriers are to provide shippers with a copy of the relevant document of
compliance (DOC) and Safety Management Certificate (SMC). Carriers are
to remain fully responsible for any and all consequences resulting
directly or indirectly from matters arising as a result of the Carrier
or the vessel being out of compliance with the ISM Code.

20. Shipper reserves the right to require a performance bond in the form
of a certified check or cashier's check drawn on a first-class U.S.A.
bank equivalent to 5 percent of the ocean freight. If shipper elects to
require a performance bond, the check must be made payable to "U.S.
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC
20250. Performance bond to be valid until vessel completes loading.
Performance bond may be required on non-US bookings.

21. The USDA Kansas City Commodity Office Notice to the Trade EOD-68
dated May 5, 2000 "Change in VLO Requirements and Procedures" is hereby
incorporated. A copy of notice can be obtained from the following FTP
site: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/daco/eod_notices/eod68.pdf . A copy of
the VLO Certificate must be submitted as part of the freight payment
package. 

22. If cargo and/or vessel is found to be infested at discharge port and
provided clean bills of lading were issued, fumigation to be at owners
time, risk and expense.

23. Offers from NVOCC's will not be considered.

24. Offers must state that vessel is a VOCC. Freight rates must be all
inclusive to be considered and must include break out of ocean freight,
inland transportation (domestic and foreign) and stacking per GMT.
Offers without freight break out are non-responsive.

25. Shipper reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers.

26. All fixtures are subject to final approval by MC, USDA/KCCO/EOD.

27. In-transit customs clearance should be the responsibility of the
owners, customs clearance at destination should be the responsibility of
the receiver.

28. Offers must be in writing and may be hand delivered in sealed
envelope, or submitted by fax at (202) 659-2830 to Panalpina, Inc.,
Projects Division, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 520, Washington DC
20036-4101. Telephone offers are not allowed and will not be considered.

29. Offers must be received by no later than 1100 hours Washington, DC
time on Monday, 03 November 2003. If a fax offer begins to print before
1100 hours and continues past that time, charterers will consider the
offer as received on time. Offer received after 1100 hours will not be
considered.

30. Total commissions 2.5%. If offered direct, 2.5% to Panalpina. If
offered through a broker, 2/3 of 2.5% to Panalpina and 1/3 of 2.5% to
owners' broker.

For further information call Panalpina 202/659-2825

END 

Thanks and best regards,

Panalpina, Inc., Projects Division

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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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any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of or any other action or
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