Nutrition and Food for Progress Cargoes
Notice regarding Vessel Substitutions for McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition and Food for Progress Cargoes
To: Cooperating Sponsors and their Freight Forwarders, Ocean Carriers and their Brokers
Effective October 1, 2009, all vessel substitutions must be vetted through the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service. The proposed substitute vessel must be of the same service category as the originally awarded vessel. This applies to both U.S. and foreign flag vessel substitutions. The proposed substitute vessel must also appear on the applicable Maritime Administration U.S. or foreign flag vessel list which can be accessed using the following URL:
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Mr. Nick Kharabadze at 202-720-0143 or Nicholas.Kharabadze@USDA.gov.