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04-061B

Award October 8, 2004

CRS PHILIPPINES FREIGHT TENDER DATED SEPT 16, 2004 - RESULTS

FOOD FOR PROGRESS

USDA NO. 04-061B-01

CARGO: 10,000 MT MIN/MAX SOYBEAN MEAL IN BULK

OWNER: TECO OCEAN SHIPPING 
VESSEL: M/V JUDY LITRICO
U.S. FLAG BULK CARRIER
LAYCAN: OCTOBER 20-30, 2004
LOAD PORT: 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP U.S. GULF
DISCHARGE PORT: 1/3 SAFE BERTH(S) SUBIC, PHILIPPINES

FREIGHT RATE: USD 296.76 PMT
PLUS USD 7.50 PMT FOR 2ND LOAD PORT, IF USED.

Tender September 17, 2004

Freight Tender: Pacific Cargoes,FFP,CRS,Philippines,Soybean Meal

PACIFIC CARGOES, INC. (PCI), WASHINGTON, D.C., AS SUBCONTRACTOR TO FREIGHT 
EXPEDITERS, AND ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) 
REQUESTS OFFERS OF U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS FOR THE CARRIAGE OF BULK 
SOYBEAN MEAL FINANCED UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM ON THE FOLLOWING 
BASIS:
1. IFB NO. 04-061B
2. CARGO(ES): APPROXIMATELY 10,000 MT SOYBEAN MEAL IN BULK. CARGO 
QUANTITIES WILL BE CONTRACTED ON MIN/MAX BASIS. OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER 
OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A WIDE RANGE OF TONNAGES TO ACCOMODATE THE 
PROGRAM NEEDS.
3. LAYDAYS: OCTOBER 20-30, 2004.
4. ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGO(ES) MUST BE DULY SEPARATED BY NATURAL 
HOLDS SEGREGATION ONLY (NO ARTIFICIAL SEPARATIONS ALLOWED), MUST BE 
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO CRS CARGO(ES), MUST BE DETAILED IN OFFER OR 
APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF CRS 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 CRS CARGO(ES) TO 
DISCHARGE PORT. ANY ADDITIONAL PART CARGOES PROPOSED FOR APPROVAL AFTER THE 
FREIGHT FIXTURE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED MAY BE SUBJECT TO A FREIGHT RATE 
REDUCTIONS BY CHARTERER/USDA.
5. FOURTEEN (14) DAYS PREADVICE REQUIRED. DAILY VESSEL POSITION / STATUS 
REPORTS REQUIRED. SEE PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY (C/P) CLAUSE 12 FOR FULL 
DETAILS OF THESE TWO REQUIREMENTS.
6. OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY; NO VESSEL SUBSTITUTION IS PERMITTED 
WITHOUT CHARTERER'S/USDA'S APPROVAL. OFFERORS SHOULD SPECIFY IN THEIR 
OFFER VESSEL'S PROPOSED ITINERARY WITH ETAS AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORTS. 
VESSEL TYPE EXCLUSIONS: TANKERS AND TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED; PUSH-MODE 
ITBS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
7. LOAD PORT(S): 1/2 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 32 FOR LOAD
RANGES CONSIDERED AS ONE PORT)
8. DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1/2 SAFE BERTH(S) SUBIC, PHILIPPINES
9. TERMS:
(A) 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
TWEEN-DECKERS: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY.
LASH BARGES: THE LOAD GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.
(B) DISCHARGING TERMS: THE CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED BY RECEIVER, FREE 
OF RISK AND EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 2,000 TONS OF 
2,204.6 POUNDS PER WEATHER WORKING DAYS OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS SATURDAYS, 
SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED (WWDSSHEX EIU), ON THE BASIS OF 
THE BILL OF LADING QUANTITY. LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE 
SHALL NOT APPLY.
(C) 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.
(D) LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND
COMMODITY SUPPLIERS AT LOAD PORT(S) AND BETWEEN OWNERS AND RECEIVERS AT 
DISCHARGE PORT(S). SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE 5 FOR FULL DETAILS ON LAYTIME 
CALCULATIONS/SETTLEMENT.
(E) ADDITIONAL NCB CERTIFICATION (SEALING OF HATCH COVERS/OPENINGS TO
CARGO SPACES) REQUIRED FOR VESSELS OVER 15 YEARS OF AGE, AND PUSH-MODE 
ITBS. SEE C/P CLAUSE 41 FOR FULL DETAILS.
(F) INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE: SEE PROFORMA C/P CLAUSE
43 FOR FULL DETAILS.
(G) AS THE CARGO ADVERTISED IN THIS TENDER 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 CARRY SUCH 
GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE) CARGOES 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 44 FOR FULL DETAILS.
(H) VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS: VESSELS MUST BE CAPABLE OF 
SELF-DISCHARGE WITH VESSEL'S OR OWNER SUPPLIED SHORESIDE GEAR (CRANES 
AND/OR SWINGING DERRICKS WITH MINIMUM 8 MT S.W.L. CAPACITY SUITABLE FOR 
CLAMSHELL DISCHARGE), AND/OR WITH MARINE LEGS INCLUDING ALL NECESSARY
SUPPORT EQUIPMENT. DISCHARGE BY VACUVATORS IS NOT PERMITTED. ALL 
DISCHARGE GEAR AND EQUIPMENT IS TO BE SUPPLIED BY OWNER AT OWNER'S EXPENSE
AND TO BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. OWNERS TO PROVIDE AT THEIR EXPENSE ALL
NECESSARY MOTIVE POWER/FUEL TO OPERATE ALL DISCHARGE GEAR AS WELL, IF 
REQUIRED. OWNER TO PROVIDE AT THEIR EXPENSE TECHNICIANS IN THE CASE OF 
MARINE LEGS TO OVERSEE THEIR OPERATION. DISCHARGE GEAR PROVIDED BY 
OWNER/VESSEL MUST BE CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING THE GUARANTEED AVERAGE 
DISCHARGE RATE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE IN DISCHARGING TERMS CLAUSE. ANY TIME 
LOST AS A RESULT OF BREAKDOWN OF VESSEL'S GEAR AND/OR MARINE LEGS TO BE 
EXCLUDED FROM LAYTIME USED. VESSELS ARE TO BE FULLY EQUIPPED WITH 
DISCHARGE GEAR / EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO RECEIVER'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOTICE OF 
READINESS TO DISCHARGE.
OPENING AND CLOSING OF HATCHES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY VESSEL'S 
CREW FREE OF CHARGE TO CHARTERERS. MECHANICAL OR HYDRAULIC HATCH COVERS
FOR VESSELS OR RAIN TENTS FOR ALL HATCHES ARE REQUIRED.
(I) DISCHARGE PORT RESTRICTIONS ON VESSELS: VESSELS MUST MEET ANY 
VESSEL RESTRICTIONS FOR DISCHARGE AT SUBIC, PHILIPPINES. WITHOUT GUARANTEE 
FROM CHARTERER, RECEIVERS ADVISE THAT MAXIMUM S.W. ARRIVAL DRAFT IS 11.5 
METERS.
ANY LIGHTENING REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF VESSEL'S FAILURE TO MEET SUCH 
RESTRICTIONS ON VESSELS FOR THE DISCHARGE PORT IS FOR OWNER'S TIME, RISK 
AND EXPENSE. SEE CLAUSE 20 OF THE PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY FOR LIGHTENING 
TERMS.
(J) 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 FUMIGATION OF THE 
CARGO WITHIN 24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, 
IF ANY, ARE FOR OWNER'S (VESSEL'S) ACCOUNT, TIME COUNTING ON U.S. FLAG
VESSELS AND NOT COUNTING ON NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS.
(K) FOREIGN FLAG VESSELS MUST NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS AND MUST BE
CLASSED HIGHEST IN LLOYD'S REGISTER OR ITS EQUIVALENT. YEAR OF ORIGINAL 
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT YEAR, 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.
(L) THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE IS HEREBY INCORPORATED INTO CRS' PROFORMA 
CHARTER PARTY:
CHARTERERS REQUIRE ISSUANCE OF BILLS OF LADING TO THEIR PROTECTIVE 
AGENT AT LOAD PORT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF MASTER BILL OF LADING FROM 
SAID AGENT.
BILLS OF LADING SHOULD BE ISSUED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:
THREE (3) ORIGINAL BILLS OF LADING, SIGNED, NOT FREIGHTED;
EIGHTEEN (18) NON-NEGOTIABLE BILLS OF LADING, SIGNED, FREIGHTED;
THREE (3) NON-NEGOTIABLE BILLS OF LADING, SIGNED, NOT FREIGHTED.
(M) CLAUSE 43 OF THE PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY IS AMENDED TO READ AS 
FOLLOWS:
(M) THE FOLLOWING CLAUSE IS INCORPORATED INTO THE CRS PROFORMA CHARTER 
PARTY:
ISPS CODE REQUIREMENT:
(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.
(N) CLAUSE 8 OF THE CHARTER PARTY IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
SHOULD GENERAL AVERAGE CONDITIONS ARISE, CONSIGNEE SHALL CONTRIBUTE WITH 
THE OWNER IN GENERAL AVERAGE TO THE PAYMENT OF ANY SACRIFICES, LOSSES OR 
EXPENSES OF A GENERAL AVERAGE NATURE THAT MAY BE INCURRED INCLUDING SALVAGE 
AND SPECIAL CHARGES INCURRED IN RESPECT TO THE GOODS. IF A SALVING SHIP IS 
OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE OWNER, SALVAGE SHALL BE PAID FOR AS FULLY AS IF 
THE SAID SALVING SHIP OR SHIPS BELONGED TO STRANGERS. GENERAL AVERAGE 
SHALL BE PAYABLE ACCORDING TO YORK/ANTWERP RULES, 1990. CARGO TO BE 
RELEASED WITHOUT GENERAL AVERAGE SECURITY.
(O) CLAUSE 45 OF THE CHARTER PARTY IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THIS SHIPMENT 
AND THEREFORE DELETED.
10. 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.
OFFERS SUBMITTED UNDER THIS INVITATION ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A 
CANCELLING DATE NO LATER THAN THE LAST CONTRACT LAYDAY AS ABOVE, AND
THE VESSELS WHICH ARE OFFERED WITH A CANCELLING DATE BEYOND THE LAYDAYS 
SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR OFFERS IN THE FORMAT SET FORTH 
IN "EXPORT FREIGHT OFFERS". THIS FORMAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICES OF 
PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., WASH., D.C. 202-785-3400, AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM 
ITS HOME PAGE: http://www.isc-pci.com.
U.S. FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS WHICH EXCEED 15 YEARS OF AGE FROM DATE OF 
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION MUST OFFER AN ALTERNATE FREIGHT RATE (ONE WAY RATE) 
TO BE APPLICABLE IN THE EVENT THE VESSEL IS EITHER SCRAPPED OR VESSEL 
OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER AFTER DISCHARGE AT DESTINATION 
BUT PRIOR TO ITS RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.
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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. FURTHER DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS OF CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA (VESSEL LOAD 
/ FREE DISCHARGE APPLICABLE TO FOOD FOR PROGRESS - NOVEMBER 2002). COPIES 
OF THE CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES' CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA ARE AVAILABLE UPON 
REQUEST TO PACIFIC CARGOES, INC.
14. CRS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
15. OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED BY SEALED LETTER OR TELEFAX (202) 296-1160 AT 
PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., 1629 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 700, WASH., D.C. NO LATER 
THAN 1100 HOURS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 AND ALL OFFERS MUST 
REMAIN VALID THROUGH 1700 HOURS WASH., D.C. TIME SEPTEMBER 24, 2004.
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 23, 2004. NO OFFERS OF NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS 
WITH "SUBJECT OPEN" RESTRICTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
16. COMMISSION: 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT / DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERER'S AGENT, 
FREIGHT EXPEDITERS IF OFFERED DIRECT; IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO 
CHARTERER'S AGENT, FREIGHT EXPEDITERS, AND 1/3 OF 2.5 PCT TO BROKER.
17. ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT APPROVAL BY USDA.
18. INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO DOWNLOAD THE PROFORMA CHARTER 
PARTY, AND THE EXPORT FREIGHT OFFER FORMAT FROM OUR WEB SITE.
OUR HOME PAGE ADDRESS IS: http://www.isc-pci.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
PACIFIC CARGOES, INC., WASHINGTON, D.C.
TELEPHONE: 202-785-3400; FAX: 202-296-1160; EMAIL: mail@isc-pci.com

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