10-037B Mali Award
April 26, 2011
IRD MALI FFP IFB 10-037B
NOTICE of AWARD
CHARTER PARTY DATED APRIL 22, 2011
OWNERS: U.S. UNITED OCEAN SERVICES LLC , FORMERLY TECO OCEAN SHIPPING
VESSEL: ITB DORIS
GUENTHER - FLAG: USA – ITB BULK CARRIER
BUILT 1985/ REBUILT 1995
POWERED BY TUG SHARON DEHART , FLAG USA , BUILT 1973
DESCRIBED AS INTEGRATED TUG/BARGE (ITB)
ABT. 23,088 MT DWT ON 28 FT 6 IN. SSW
LOA 547FT 06 IN. ; BEAM 76 FT.; 865,596 CUFT GRAIN IN 4 HOLDS/24 HATCHES.
GEAR TO BE PROVIDED AS REQUIRED
POOWERED BY TUG SHARON DEHART, FLAG USA, BUILT 1973.
6200 HP; SPEED ABT 9.0 KNOTS. CLASSED HIGHEST ABS ALL OCEANS.
OWNERS P&I CLUB: STANDARD STEAMSHIP OWNERS’ P&I ASSOC. (BERMUDA) LTD.
CARGO: 2,500 METRIC TONS MIN/MAX OF ONE (1) GRADE OF WHEAT IN BULK. AS PART CARGO IN COMBINATION WITH 7,500 MT OF BULK WHEAT OF AGHA KHAN FOUNDATION CARGO. THE TWO CARGOES SHALL BE SEPARATED, PREFERABLY BY VESSEL’S NATURAL SEGREGATION OR BY PLYWOOD SEPARATION AT OWNER’S TIME AND EXPENSE, FULL OR PART CARGO, BUT AS PER FREIGHT TENDER.
IF PART CARGO CHARTERER’S CARGO SHALL BE LAST IN / FIRST OUT.
LAYCAN: MAY 06-16, 2011. VESSEL ETA LOAD PORT MAY O6, 2011
LOAD PORT: 1/2 SB EACH 1/2 SP U.S. GULF.
DISCHARGE PORT(S): 1 TO 2 SB CONAKRY , GUINEA, WHERE RECEIVERS ADVISE WITHOUT GUARANTEE DRAFT RESTRICTION OF 8.3 METERS SW. THIS IS ONLY FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES, OWNERS MUST VERIFY AND ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT WITH A PERMISSABLE DRAFT AND WITHIN ALL PORT RESTRICTIONS.
LOADING TERMS: BERTH TERMS AT THE RATE OF 5,000 MT PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED.
DISCHARGING TERMS: FREE OUT AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,000 MT OF 2204.6 LBS. PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED. (WWDSSHEX EIU) ON THE BASIS OF BILL OF LADING QUANTITY. TIME FROM 1700 HRS. LT FROM FRIDAY (OR ON A DAY PRECEDING A HOLIDAY) THROUGH 0800 HRS LT MONDAY (OR A DAY AFTER A HOLIDAY) SHALL NOT COUNT AGAINST LAYTIME, EVEN IF USED.
OCEAN FREIGHT RATE: USD 265.00 PMT BASIS ONE(1) LOAD BERTH/ONE(1) LOAD PORT TO ONE (1) DISCHARGE BERTH / ONE (1) DISCHARGE PORT.
ADD’L USD 5.00 PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADD’L LOAD BERTH USED.
ADD’L USD 15.00 PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR SECOND LOAD PORT USED IF USED.
ADD’L USD 5.00 PER METRIC TON ON ENTIRE CARGO FOR SECOND DISCHARGE BERTH IF USED.
DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH AT LOAD PORT USD 21,000/HALF DESPATCH PDPR
DEMURRAGE/DESPATCH AT DISCHARGE PORT USD 10,000 / HALF DESPATCH PDPR
OTHERWISE AS PER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FREIGHT RENDER NO. 10-037B DATED APRIL 13, 2011, AND THE CHARTERER’S (IRD ). CHARTER PARTY PROFORMA EXCEPT ITEM 31 D. UNDER FREIGHT PAYMENT DOCUMENTS THE FORM KC512 IS DELETED – USDA WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUING SAME. FURTHER THE FOLLOWING NOTATION WILL BE MADE FOR FREIGHT PAYMENT:“ CARRIER TO ENTER FREIGHT INVOICE AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS INTO WBSCM IN ORDER TO BE PAID THE FREIGHT”.
10-037B Mali Tender
April 13, 2011
Freight Tender IRD-Mali-FFP Bulk Wheat
Date: April 13, 2011
IFB No: 10-037B
International Services Corp., Inc., Washington, D.D., for and on behalf of charterer, International Relief and Development (IRD), requests offers of U.S. and non-U.S. flag vessels for the carriage of bulk wheat financed under the Food For Progress program on the following basis:
1. Cargo/quantity: Wheat in Bulk - approximately 2,500 MT.
- Offerors are encouraged to offer to combine IRD’s cargo with Aga Khan
Foundation cargo of bulk wheat cargo of 7,500 MT under separate freight IFB.
The two cargoes must be duly separated at owner’s expense, risk and time.
- Offerors should consider offering vessels to carry a wide range of tonnages to
accommodate the program needs.
- Any additional completion cargo(es) must be duly separated, must be
compatible and non-injurious to IRD cargo(es), and must be detailed in offer or
approved by charterers / USDA if contracted after fixture of IRD cargo(es). If
artificial separations of part cargo, same to be approved by NCB prior to loading.
Vessel's itinerary and geographic proximity of completion cargo(es) will be taken into consideration by IRD/USDA in approval of such part cargo(es) in order not to unduly impede delivery of IRD's cargo to the discharge port. IRD reserves the right to require vessel to discharge the cargo basis "first out" (Conakry as vessel's first port of discharge).
- Contracted quantity will be on min/max basis.
2. Laydays: May 06-16, 2011
- 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.
- Offers of named vessels only will be considered. Owners will not have the right to
substitute without charterer's and USDA's approvals.
- Fourteen (14) days preadvice of vessel's eta load port required. see Proforma Charter Party clause 12 for full details.
- Daily vessel position / status report required. See Proforma C/P clause 46 for full details.
3. 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 ports 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 30 for load ranges considered as a single load port.
4. Discharge port: 1/2 safe berths Conakry, Guinea. Charterers advise, without guarantee a draft restriction of 8.3 M. SW. This is only for information purposes, owners must verify and are fully responsible for vessel arriving at discharge port with a permissible draft and within all port restrictions.
(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, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted, even if used.
Vessel contracted quantity loading guarantee
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
Vessel contracted quantity loading guarantee
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.
(b) Discharging terms: the cargo is to be discharged by receivers free of risk and expense to the vessel, at the average rate of 1,000 MT per weather working days of 24 consecutive hours, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excluded, even if used (WWDSSHEX EIU), on the basis of the bill of lading quantity. time from 1700 hours local time Friday (or day before holiday) through 0800 hours local time Monday (or day after holiday) shall not count against laytime, even if used.
(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.
(d) Laytime is non-reversible.
Laytime accounts are to be settled directly between owners and commodity supplier(s) at load port(s). Laytime accounts are to be settled directly between receiver(s) and vessel owner at discharge port. See Proforma c/p clause 5 for full details.
(e) Additional NCB certificate required (hatch sealing). See Proforma c/p clause 39 for full details.
(f) Vessel type exclusions: towed barges and lash barges will not be considered. Push-mode integrated tug/barge (ITB) units will be considered. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC) may not be employed to carry U.S. flag or foreign flag shipments.
(g) Vessel gear requirements: vessel to provide any/all necessary and capable cranes, gear, accessories, technicians, etc. for each working hatch/hold to maintain the applicable discharge rate above. Any shore gear required for discharge or for lifting in/out of equipment must be furnished at owner’s time, risk and expense. Vessel and gear must meet all requirements of the receivers and the port authority. Any time lost as a result of breakdown of vessel's gear to be excluded from laytime used. Vessels are to be fully equipped with discharge gear / equipment prior to charterer's / 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.
(h) Owners are fully responsible for vessel arriving at discharge port with a permissible draft and within all port restrictions. Owners are fully responsible for any and all costs in reaching permissible draft. If full or partial lightening required, lighterage into one suitable daughter vessel is for owner's time, risk and expense. Double vacuvation is not permitted. The daughter vessel must be certified fit for receipt of cargo by a first class independent surveyor and provide all gear required to maintain the guaranteed discharge rate. Daughter and/or performing vessel must meet all requirements of the discharge port authority. Any lightening must be performed in the territorial waters of Guinea.
(i) in-transit fumigation required. See Proforma c/p clause 37 for full details of this requirement. to be considered, offerors of tween-deckers must provide the required documentation from FGIS and an FGIS licensed fumigator as outlined in the proforma c/p clause at time of their freight offer. As per notice to the trade dated October 26, 2009, the fumigation handbook has been revised and the requirements of the revised fumigation handbook are applicable to this cargo.
(j) ISM and ISPS code compliance: see proforma charter party clause 44 for full details of this requirement.
(k) 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 carry 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 45 for full details.
(l) Foreign flag vessel(s) must not be older than 20 years and must be classed highest in Lloyd's register or its equivalent. 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 for U.S. flag vessels and London market rates for non-U.S. flag vessels. Date of original construction, not rebuilt date, to govern. For U.S. flag vessels only: if offerors assert that overage insurance is not applicable, then offer(s) must include documentary evidence substantiating same. Such substantiation must be clear, specific and up to date. In any case, same is subject to review and acceptance by charterers and cargo receivers and does not guarantee relief of owner's obligation to pay for extra insurance should charterer/ receivers determine substantiation to be insufficient to protect the cargo interests.
(m) Charterer reserves the right under their agreement with USDA to utilize marine insurance to cover this shipment in which case USDA will not be involved in pursuing claims or in cases of general average contributions. if charterers elect this option, then proforma charter party clause 50 will be deleted and clause 8 will be amended to read as follows:
Should General Average conditions arise, consignees 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, 2004. Cargo to be released without General Average security.
Charterer will advise owner on which option they will
choose prior to loading of the cargo.
6. Freight rates to be quoted per metric ton vessel load / free discharge basis one loading port to one discharging port, plus additional freight for each additional load port, if used.
7. 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, USDA will deduct the lightening cost from the ocean freight.
8. U.S. flag vessels over 15 years old must offer an alternate freight 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.
9. 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 (including ITB) is substituted by a lower cost vessel to the U.S. government. For U.S. vessels loading less than a full cargo, the less than full cargo, the freight rate will be subject to a reduction to meet any revised maritime administration freight rate guideline due to vessel loading other additional cargo.
11. Offers of U.S. flag vessels will not be considered if the vessel operator has not provided the Maritime Administration (MARAD) with the vessel's costs prior to submission of the offer.
12. U.S. flag vessels offered subject to MARAD approval will not be considered. If MARAD approval of vessel is required, the same must be obtained prior to submission of offer.
13. Further details and additional terms are subject to the terms and conditions of IRD's Proforma Charter Party (Vessel load/Free discharge - Food For Progress - Mali - July 2010) which is available upon request from International Services Corp., Washington, D.C.
14. 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.
15. Charterers reserve the right to accept or reject any and/or all offers.
16. Offers are to be received by sealed letter or telefax no. 202-296-1160 at International Services Corp., 1629 k street, NW Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20006 no later than 0900 hours EDT Wash., D.C. time April 19, 2011. U.S. and foreign flag offers will be opened in public at that place and time. Late offers will not be considered or accepted. No phone offers will be accepted. If a telefax offer begins to print by 0900 hours EDT, Washington, D.C. time and continues to print past that time until completion IRD will consider the offer as if it had completed by 0900 hours; however IRD will not consider any telefax offer which begins printing after 0900 hours EDT Washington, D.C. time. Only offers which are responsive to this IFB will be considered and no negotiation is permitted. "Subject open" offers will not be considered. All offers must remain valid through 1700 hrs Washington D.C. time, April 22, 2010.
17. In addition to above paragraph 16 - All freight offers must be submitted electronically via the Web based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. Submission of offers by any other means will result in the offer deemed as nonresponsive. The WBSCM system can be accessed through the following website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=coop7topic=wbs
Carriers must be assigned an USDA eAuthentication logon ID and password to access WBSCM system. Contact the WBSCM Help Desk for information regarding logon IDs, passwords, and WBSCM system questions or concerns:
Telephone: (877) 927-2648
18. All freight awards are subject USDA approval.
For further information, contact:
International Services Corp., Washington, D.C.