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03-082P 

Award December 3, 2003

IFB No. NI-PCI-416B-03-082P
Booking Results as follows:

A. Reference No.: 03-082P-1
Vessel: U.S. Flag Barge "DELAWARE TRADER 
U.S. Flag Tug "PATHFINDER"
Cargo: 40 NMT Dehydrated Potoato Flakes in 20 kg Bags
Intermodal Plant: Firth, ID
Final Destination: Jinotega
Frt Rate: $440.00 per MT

B. Reference No.: 03-082P-2
Vessel: U.S. Flag Barge "DELAWARE TRADER 
U.S. Flag Tug "PATHFINDER"
Cargo: 60 NMT Dehydrated Potoato Flakes in 20 kg Bags
Intermodal Plant: Firth, ID
Final Destination: Jinotega
Frt Rate: $440.00 per MT

Regards,
Sherry Sons
Universal Shipping Co.

Amendment November 26, 2003

Universal Shipping Co.Freight Tender Amendment: Project Concern Dehydrated Potato Flakes to Nicaragua 

UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO., INC. FOR AND ON BEHALF OF PROJECT CONCERN 
INTERNATIONAL, AMENDS FREIGHT TENDER IFB NO. NI-PCI-416B-03-082P ISSUED NOVEMBER 25, 2003 FOR DEHYDRATED POTATO FLAKES TO NICARAGUA AS FOLLOWS:
CLAUSE 5 TO READ:
5. CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED. ALL CONTAINERS MUST BE SOURCE LOADED AT THE INTERMODAL PLANT LOCATIONS.
ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED.

Tender November 25, 2003

Freight Tender: Project Concern – Global Food For Education Cargoes to Nicaragua

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, VIA THROUGH BILL OF LADING, THROUGH THE GLOBAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION INITIATIVE, UNDER SECTION 416(B) – INVITATION NO. 113C:
IFB NO. NI-PCI-416B-03-082P
1. A. COMMODITY: DEHYDRATED POTATO FLAKES IN 20 KG BAGS
CARGO: 40 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: IDAHO SUPREME
FIRTH, ID 
FINAL DESTINATION: JINOTEGA, NICARAGUA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN DECEMBER 13, 2003
NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2004
B. COMMODITY: DEHYDRATED POTATO FLAKES IN 20 KG BAGS
CARGO: 60 NET METRIC TONS
INTERMODAL PLANT: IDAHO SUPREME
FIRTH, ID
FINAL DESTINATION: JINOTEGA, NICARAGUA
CARGO AVAILABILITY: NOT EARLIER THAN FEBRUARY 9, 2004
NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 20, 2004
2. CARGO IS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE RECEIVERS WAREHOUSE, IN THE
ABOVE REFERENCED CITY, WITHIN NICARAGUA UNDER THROUGH BILL(S) OF LADING 
AT OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE. CARGO IS TO BE UNLOADED AND STACKED 
IN RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE AT FINAL DESTINATION POINT 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 THE 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. CARGO IS TO BE FUMIGATED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE. 
5. CARGO MUST BE CONTAINERIZED.
6. 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.
7. OFFERS FROM NVOCC’S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.
8. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS MUST BE REGISTERED IN LLOYDS OR
EQUIVALENT AND SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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).
14. 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."
15. 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.
16. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF PROJECT CONCERN’S BAGGED CARGOES/THROUGH BILL OF LADING GFEI/NICARAGUA PROFORMA BOOKING NOTE (OCTOBER 2003) WHICH IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM UNIVERSAL SHIPPING CO.
17. CHARTERERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL OFFERS.
18. 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 MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2003.

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