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04-033B
Award August 18, 2004    

GOVT OF YEMEN FREIGHT TENDER DATED JULY 27, 2004 - RESULTS 
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM
USDA#: YE-FFP-04-033B-01
REQUEST#: FGR-279-4/156


CARGO: 22,001 MT WHEAT IN BULK
FIXED W/ LIBERTY SHIPHOLDING CORP.
VESSEL: M/V LIBERTY GLORY - U.S.FLAG BULK CARRIER
LAYDAYS: OCTOBER 1-10, 2004
LOAD: 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP U.S. NORPAC
DISCH: 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH HODEIDAH AND/OR ADEN 
AND/OR SALEEF, YEMEN.


FREIGHT RATE: USD 138.75 PMT 
USD 5.25 PMT FOR SECOND LOAD PORT, IF USED 
USD 5.00 PMT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE PORT, IF USED

Tender July 28, 2005

Freight Tender: ISC, Food for Progress, Yemen, Wheat

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP., WASH., D.C., AS AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF 
YEMEN, REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS TO TRANSPORT THE 
FOLLOWING CARGO(ES) UNDER FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM:
- IFB NO. 04-033B
- CARGO(ES): APPROXIMATELY 22,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK (1 GRADE SWW)
- CARGO QUANTITY WILL BE CONTRACTED ON MIN/MAX BASIS.
- LAYCAN: OCTOBER 1-10, 2004.
- 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 YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT CARGO(ES), 
MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED 
AFTER FIXTURE OF YEMEN'S FOOD FOR PROGRESS WHEAT 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 YEMEN'S CARGO(ES) TO YEMEN.
- 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 50 
FOR FULL DETAILS.
- THE FOLLOWING CLAUSE IS INCORPORATED INTO YEMEN'S PROFORMA CHARTER 
PARTY:
ISPS CLAUSE
(A) (I) FROM THE DATE OF COMING INTO FORCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR 
THE SECURITY OF SHIPS AND OF PORT FACILITIES AND THE RELEVANT AMENDMENTS TO 
CHAPTER XI OF SOLAS (ISPS CODE) IN RELATION TO THE VESSEL, THE OWNERS SHALL 
PROCURE THAT BOTH THE VESSEL AND "THE COMPANY" (AS DEFINED BY THE ISPS 
CODE) SHALL COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ISPS CODE RELATING TO THE 
VESSEL AND "THE COMPANY". UPON REQUEST THE OWNERS SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF 
THE RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL SHIP SECURITY CERTIFICATE (OR THE INTERIM 
INTERNATIONAL SHIP SECURITY CERTIFICATE) TO THE CHARTERERS. THE OWNERS 
SHALL PROVIDE THE CHARTERERS WITH THE FULL STYLE CONTACT DETAILS OF THE 
COMPANY SECURITY OFFICER (CSO).
(II) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS CHARTER PARTY, LOSS, DAMAGE, 
EXPENSE OR DELAY, EXCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, CAUSED BY FAILURE ON THE 
PART OF THE OWNERS OR "THE COMPANY" TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE 
ISPS CODE OR THIS CLAUSE SHALL BE FOR THE OWNERS' ACCOUNT.
(B) OWNER TO SPECIFY ANY INFORMATION REQUIRED FROM CHARTERERS IN ORDER TO 
COMPLY WITH ISPS AT TIME VESSEL TENDERS PRE-ADVICE NOTICE FOR THIS CARGO. 
THE CHARTERERS SHALL PROVIDE THE CSO AND THE SHIP SECURITY OFFICER 
(SSO)/MASTER WITH THEIR FULL STYLE CONTACT DETAILS AND ANY OTHER 
INFORMATION THE OWNERS REQUIRE TO COMPLY WITH THE ISPS CODE.
(C) NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY PROVIDED IN THIS CHARTER 
PARTY, ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS OR EXPENSES WHATSOEVER SOLELY ARISING OUT OF OR 
RELATED TO SECURITY REGULATIONS OR MEASURES REQUIRED BY THE PORT FACILITY 
OR ANY RELEVANT AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ISPS CODE INCLUDING, BUT 
NOT LIMITED TO, SECURITY GUARDS, LAUNCH SERVICES, TUG ESCORTS, PORT 
SECURITY FEES OR TAXES AND INSPECTIONS, SHALL BE FOR THE OWNERS' ACCOUNT. 
ALL MEASURES REQUIRED BY THE OWNERS TO COMPLY WITH THE SHIP SECURITY PLAN 
SHALL BE FOR THE OWNERS' ACCOUNT.
- 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.
- FOURTEEN (14) DAY PREADVICE REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 2 FOR FULL 
DETAILS.
- DAILY VESSEL POSITION / STATUS REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE
51 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- LOAD PORT(S): ONE OR TWO SAFE BERTH(S) EACH, ONE OR TWO SAFE U.S. PORTS.
OFFERS 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 41 FOR LOAD RANGES CONSIDERED AS 
A SINGLE LOAD PORT.)
- DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) EACH HODEIDAH AND/OR ADEN (MA'ALLAH) 
AND/OR SALEEF (SALIF), YEMEN.
- CHARTERER SHALL ADVISE OWNER OF DISCHARGE PORT(S) TO BE UTILIZED AT THE 
TIME WHEN VESSEL PASSES SINGAPORE IF TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTING AND WHEN VESSEL 
PASSES GIBRALTAR IF TRANS-ATLANTIC ROUTING.
- 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 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY
40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY
50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 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
30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 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 TANKERS, AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,000 TONS OF 
2,204.6 POUNDS FOR TWEENDECKERS, PER WEATHER WORKING DAYS OF 24 CONSECUTIVE 
HOURS THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS 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 RESTRICTIONS AT DISCHARGE PORTS:
ADEN (MA'ALLAH), YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 11 M; MAXIMUM LOA: 
187.5 M; HODEIDAH, YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 32 FEET; MAXIMUM LOA: 
200 M; SALEEF (SALIF), YEMEN: MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT: 12.5 M; MAXIMUM 
LOA: 260 M.
OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORTS MEETING 
PORTS' DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS ON VESSELS AS PER ABOVE. SEE PROFORMA C/P 
CLAUSE 18 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- VESSEL TYPE RESTRICTIONS: TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED; PUSH MODE INTEGRATED 
TUG BARGE UNITS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 49 FOR FULL DETAILS. 
HOWEVER, RECEIVERS SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DISCHARGE 
GEAR AT THEIR OPTION AND AT THEIR EXPENSE.
- 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 IS NON-REVERSIBLE.
- LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY 
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S) AND BETWEEN RECEIVERS AND VESSEL OWNER AT 
DISCHARGE PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 9 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- VESSELS MUST BE ABLE TO BE FUMIGATED WITH AN ALUMINUM PHOSPHIDE 
PREPARATION IN-TRANSIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS FUMIGATION 
HANDBOOK AND VESSELS THAT CANNOT BE SO FUMIGATED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. AT 
FINAL LOADING PORT, COMMODITY SUPPLIER WILL ARRANGE AND PAY FOR IN-TRANSIT 
FUMIGATION PERFORMED BY A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, 
FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. FUMIGATION MUST BE WITNESSED BY FGIS, USDA, AND 
THE ALUMINUM PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION MUST BE CONTAINED IN PACKAGING AS 
DESCRIBED IN THE FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR
TWEENDECKERS AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH-MODE ITB), THE RECIRCULATION 
METHOD OF FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, THE SURFACE METHOD OF
FUMIGATION WILL BE USED.
TWEEN-DECK VESSELS WILL BE CONSIDERED PROVIDED THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE 
FOR IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. 
OFFERS OF SUCH TWEEN-DECK VESSELS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF A LETTER 
FROM FGIS, USDA STATING THAT THE VESSEL CAN BE FUMIGATED UNDER THE FGIS 
IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION PROCEDURES.
IN ADDITION, TWEEN-DECK VESSELS ARE ACCEPTABLE ONLY WHEN A 
CERTIFIED APPLICATOR STATES THAT THE VESSEL HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND FOUND TO 
BE SUITABLE FOR FUMIGATION AND SUCH WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM CERTIFIED 
APPLICATOR SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH OFFER.
AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, 
IF CARGO AND/OR VESSEL IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) 
OF LADING WERE ISSUED, OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED 
WITHIN 24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF 
ANY, ARE FOR OWNER'S (VESSEL'S) ACCOUNT, TIME COUNTING.
SUCCESSFUL BIDDER IS TO PROVIDE THE NAME OF THE FUMICATION COMPANY 
WHICH WOULD BE UTILIZED AT DISCHARGE PORT IN SUCH A CASE PRIOR TO LIFTING 
SUBJECTS.
- 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.
- ADDITIONAL NCB CERTIFICATION (SEALING OF HATCH COVERS / OPENINGS TO CARGO 
SPACES) REQUIRED FOR VESSELS 15 YEARS AND OLDER, AND PUSH-MODE ITB UNITS.
SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 24 FOR FULL DETAILS.
- 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 YEMEN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
- OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY 1100 HRS WASH., D.C. TIME AUGUST 2, 2004
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 AUGUST 3, 2004. 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 AUGUST 4, 2004.
- O'WISE: GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN'S BULK GRAIN CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL 
LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE) APPLICABLE TO FOOD FOR PROGRESS (JULY 2003).
- OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE 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 OR DISCHARGE PORT IF USED.
- 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 YEMEN'S 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 AGENT 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 202-785-34000; FAX NO. 202-296-1160; EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com;
WEB PAGE: www.isc-pci.com


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