Guatemala Re-Tender21-042P

IFB #:
21-042P
Tender Date:
Award Date:
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PVO:
Global Communities
Agent:
BKA Logistics
Invitation #:
054A
Program:
McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program

21-042P Guatemala Re-Tender

June 13, 2024

 

Freight Re-Tender: Global Communities, Food for Education, Guatemala 06/13/24.

 

FREIGHT INVITATION NO.:  2000010160

COMMODITY INVITATION NO:  2000010159

 

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF COOPERATIVE HOUSING FOUNDATION, D.B.A. GLOBAL COMMUNITIES (GC), REQUESTS FIRM U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING McGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM CARGOES, UNDER INV 064: 

 

IFB NUMBER:  21-042P

SO# 5000930139

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-01

CARGO:           UP TO 240 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-02

CARGO:          UP TO 160 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-03

CARGO:          UP TO 20 NMT 

COMMODITY: VEGETABLE OIL – 6/4L CANS (NON-PALLETIZED)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-04

CARGO:           UP TO 80 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            USPANTAN QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-05

CARGO:          UP TO 60 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            USPANTAN QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-06

CARGO:           UP TO 80 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-07

CARGO:          UP TO 50 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-064-08

CARGO:          UP TO 10 NMT 

COMMODITY: VEGETABLE OIL – 6/4L CANS (NON-PALLETIZED)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

TERMS:  FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO

DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “A”:

SUBMISSION OF FREIGHT OFFERS: 

TO DETERMINE LOWEST LANDED COST, ALL CARRIERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFERS ELECTRONICALLY FOR THE CARGOES ADVERTISED BY THIS RFP VIA THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM FOR THE SOLICITATION NUMBER(S) REFERENCED ABOVE. ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF WBSCM AND OF THE AFORE-MENTIONED SOLICITATION(S), INCLUDING THE DEADLINE(S) FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS THEREIN.

 

FREIGHT OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1000 HRS CDT (1100 HRS EDT) ON JUNE 20, 2024.

 

THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.USDA.GOV/WPS/PORTAL/USDA/USDAHOME?NAVID=WBSCM 

 

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED A USDA EAUTHENTICATION LOGON ID AND PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE WBSCM SYSTEM. CONTACT THE WBSCM HELP DESK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING LOGON IDS, PASSWORDS, AND WBSCM SYSTEM QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

 

TELEPHONE: (877) 927-2648 

E-MAIL: WBSCM.SERVICEDESK@CACI.COM 

 

SPECIAL NOTE “B”:

CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER ON ANY/ALL “FAS POINTS” AND “BRIDGE POINTS” AS LISTED ON THE USDA DOCUMENTS “APPROVED PORTS/TERMINALS” AND FORM KC-362 AND ALL “INTERMODAL PLANT POINTS” AS LISTED ON FORM KC-362.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “C”:

AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES F.A.S. VESSEL FOR

THIS COMMODITY INVITATION IS 09/05/24. THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PERIODS FOR BIDS AT THE PLANT OR BRIDGEPOINT LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMMODITY SOLICITATION.  THE AVAILABILITY/AT PORT AND SHIPPING PERIODS ARE THE CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT OF THE SUPPLIER(S), SUCCESSFUL OCEAN CARRIER(S) ARE ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH SUPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

 

SPECIAL NOTE "D":

IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION, USDA WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING THE LOWEST LANDED COST, AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON THE AGENCY’S ABILITY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING THE CARGO PREFERENCE ACT. 

THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CARGO PREFERENCE LEGISLATION.  OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE FAS NOTICE ON THE SAME, AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.FAS.USDA.GOV/EXCREDITS/IFB/DEFAULT.HTM. 

 

SPECIAL NOTE “E”:

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE TO COORDINATE WITH COTECNA, THE LOADING OF THE CARGO, IN ORDER FOR THE “VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION” (VLO) CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “F”:

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS HEREBY STRICKEN FROM THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE PART II, SECTION 1.(C), INTERMODAL BRIDGE:  “IF TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT THE CARGO TO THE BRIDGE POINT, THEN THE FREIGHT TENDER MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.”

 

SPECIAL NOTE “G”:

TRANSIT EFFICIENCY REQUIRED FOR THE SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM SO ROUTING FROM THE USA TO GUATEMALA ONLY VIA NORMAL TRADE LANES. TRANSATLANTIC ROUTING/RELAYS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION.

LDA – YES, AT USD 1.00/MT/DAY OR PRO-RATA, PER B/N CLAUSE 15.

DDA – NO.

FUMIGATION – YES, SEE NOTE 5.

 

NOTE 1: CONTAINERIZATION REQUIRED.  20’ CONTAINERS ONLY.  CONTAINERS TO BE LOADED BY CARRIER AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE.  NO MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

 

NOTICE TO THE TRADE DATED APRIL 27, 2023, TITLED “BAG – STOWAGE IN CONTAINERS” IS FULLY INCORPORATED INTO THIS TENDER AND ANY SUBSEQUENT BOOKING NOTE(S). 

 

FULLY ENCLOSED STANDARD MARINE CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED AND CARGOES ARE TO BE CONTAINERIZED AT THE PORT/POINT OF ORIGIN AND REMAIN IN THE SAME SEALED CONTAINERS THROUGH THE FINAL CONTRACTED DELIVERY POINT.

 

NOTE 2: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD CARGO IS: (A) IN WIND AND WATERTIGHT CONDITION; (B) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD; AND, (C) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM REGULAR SERVICE.  AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE THE FORWARDER A FGIS SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS.  SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING CARGOES.  AS A TEMPORARY CHANGE, (B) ABOVE IS BEING REMOVED TO ALLOW FOR CONTAINERS OVER 10 YEARS OLD.  ALL CONTAINERS MUST STILL BE APPROVED BY FGIS PRIOR TO LOADING COMMODITY.  THIS CHANGE DOES NOT DIMINISH CARRIER’S LIABILITY FOR COMMODITY LOSS/DAMAGE WHILE THE COMMODITY IS IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY.  IF CONTAINERS ARRIVE AT THE POINT OF ORIGIN, FOR COMMODITY LOADING, AND ARE REJECTED BY THE VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION (VLO) SURVEYOR OR BY THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER, ALL DRY RUN CHARGES ARE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

 

NOTE 3: FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM AND PAID BY USDA.  100% FREIGHT DUE UPON COMPLETION OF DELIVERY AT THE FINAL DESTINATION.

 

NOTE 4:  DELIVERY TERMS:

ENROUTE TO RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES IN HUEHUETENANGO, USPANTAN QUICHE, AND BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA VIA THROUGH BILLS OF LADING (TBL).  DISCHARGE PORT EITHER SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, AT CARRIER’S OPTION TO BE NAMED IN THE FREIGHT OFFER(S).  CARRIER TO DELIVER CONTAINERS BY TRUCK TO THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE – AS PER U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS 2(C)(i).  WAREHOUSE ADDRESSES: 

 

GC BODEGA DE HUEHUETENANGO / GC HUEHUETENANGO WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: SECTOR #6, CAMBOTE ZONE 11, HUEHUETENANGO (NEXT TO HERMANOS CHOPER). POINT OF CONTACT: EDY LOPEZ +502 30025942 / ELOPEZ@GLOBALCOMMUNITIES.ORG

 

SAVE BODEGA DE USPANTAN QUICHE / SAVE USPANTAN QUICHE WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: 4TH. 1ST STREET ZONE 1 USPANTAN AVENUE, USPANTAN QUICHE (NEXT TO THE TEXACO GAS STATION, EXIT TO CHICAMAN).

POINT OF CONTACT: ERICK DE LEON / +502 30583376 / ERIK.DELEON@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

 

SAVE BODEGA DE BATZUL QUICHE / SAVE BATZUL QUICHE WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: BATZUL VILLAGE, ROAD FROM CHAJUL TO COTZAL CHAJUL, THE QUICHE.  POINT OF CONTACT: EFRAIN XILOJ / +502 30671994 / EFRAIN.XILOJ@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

 

THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER REQUIRES A FORTY-FIVE (45) CALENDAR DAY FREE TIME PERIOD AT THE DISCHARGE PORT (SANTO TOMAS OR PUERTO BARRIOS), FOR ALL CONTAINERIZED COMMODITIES, ALLOWING FOR COMPLETION OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES.  THE FREE TIME PERIOD APPLIES TO THE CARRIER’S CONTAINERS/EQUIPMENT AND THE CARRIER’S/PORT’S CONTAINER YARDS, TERMINALS, AND FREIGHT STATIONS.  THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS, STORAGE FEES, AND ALL OTHER PORT/TERMINAL/YARD/CFS FEES APPLICABLE DURING THIS FREE TIME PERIOD.  THE FREE TIME WILL NOT COMMENCE COUNTING UNTIL ALL CONTAINERS ARE DISCHARGED FROM THE VESSEL AT THE DISCHARGE PORT INTO CARRIER’S OWN OR DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD AND TIME COUNTING TO CEASE UPON GUATEMALA CUSTOMS AUTHORITY RELEASE FOR CARRIER TO COMMENCE TBL DELIVERY.  AFTER GUATEMALA CUSTOMS AUTHORITY RELEASE, AUTHORIZING TBL DELIVERY, NO CONTAINER/EQUIPMENT DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE CHARGES ARE APPLICABLE SINCE GLOBAL COMMUNITIES HAS NO CONTROL OF THE ONCARRIAGE TO THE FINAL DELIVERY POINTS.

 

CONTRACTED FREIGHT RATE MUST INCLUDE ANY OPERATIONAL COSTS/EXPENSES/FEES CHARGED BY THE OCEAN CARRIER, THE CARRIER’S LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE OR TERMINAL OPERATORS IN THE DESTINATION COUNTRY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DOCUMENTATION HANDLING, REPRESENTATION FEES, LOCAL TAXES FOR TEMPORARY IMPORT OF CONTAINERS (ATC), CLEANING AND RECEPTION OF CONTAINERS, GATE CHARGES, LIFT CHARGES, TRANSFER CHARGES, CONTAINER DEPOSITS, CONTAINER USAGE OR RENTAL FEES, HOWEVER SO DESCRIBED OR ASSESSED, SHOREHANDLING OR TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGES.  IF GUATEMALA AUTHORITIES REQUIRE ANY CONTAINER SCANNING OR COMMODITY SAMPLING, THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS TO ALLOW FOR SUCH REQUIREMENTS.

 

CARRIER MUST COORDINATE ACCEPTABLE DELIVERY SCHEDULES TO THE GUATEMALA WAREHOUSES WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER.  FOR IMFORMATION ONLY, WITHOUT GUARANTEE, RECEIVER(S) CAN DESTUFF AN AVERAGE OF 6 X 20’ CONTAINERS PER FULL WORKING DAY.  CARGO TO BE DELIVERED TO CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER DURING NORMAL DAYLIGHT WAREHOUSE WORKING HOURS.  NO NIGHT OR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES UNLESS AGREED UPON WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. ALL COSTS INCURRED BY THE TRUCKS FOR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.  ALL TRAILER / CONTAINER / TRUCK YARDS OR STAGING AREA COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TRAILER / CONTAINER / TRUCK, WHILE WAITING FOR FINAL INLAND DELIVERY, ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.  AGAIN, NO CONTAINER/TRUCK/CHASSIS DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE APPLICABLE SINCE THE CONTAINERS ARE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY, AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE ONCARRIAGE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION WAREHOUSES IN GUATEMALA.

 

CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE, AT THEIR TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE, FOR RETURNING OR REPOSITIONING, AND CLEANING, ALL EMPTY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TRUCKS/TRAILERS, CONTAINERS, AND CHASSIS.

 

CARRIERS AND/OR THEIR DISCHARGE PORT AGENTS MUST COOPERATE WITH THE RECEIVER'S DISCHARGE/DELIVERY SURVEYORS AND ALLOW THE SURVEYORS FULL ACCESS TO THE CONTAINERS.

 

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARGO SECURITY AND INTEGRITY WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY.  ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE FINAL DESTINATION. 

 

IN THE EVENT A TRUCK SHOULD BREAK DOWN OR BECOME DISABLED DURING TRANSIT, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CARRIER TO PROTECT THE CARGO THEREIN UNTIL THE TRUCK CAN MAKE THE DELIVERY TO THE FINAL DESTINATIONS.

 

CARRIER'S THROUGH BILL OF LADING (TBL) SERVICE SHALL INCLUDE ALL DISCHARGE PORT FORMALITIES TO ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS MOVE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION UNINTERRUPTED. 

 

CONTAINER DEPOSITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE. 

 

NOTE 5:  FUMIGATION REQUIRED ON ALL BAGGED COMMODITIES IN THE USA, AT CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH USDA REGULATIONS.  COPIES OF THE FUMIGATION CERTS TO BE PROVIDED TO BKA.  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING NOTICE TO THE TRADE, AND SUBSEQUENT REVISIONS BY THE USG, ARE FULLY INCORPORATED INTO THIS SOLICITATION AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN ANY FREIGHT CONTRACT(S) AWARDED AGAINST THIS TENDER: 

RESOURCES SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE HTTPS://FAS.USDA.GOV/OCEAN-FREIGHT-TENDERS

  1. PRETREATMENT OF CONTAINERS NOTICE TO TRADE
  2. FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS AND PROHIBITION NOTICE TO TRADE
  3. CONTAINER FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR SULFURYL FLUORIDE
  4. FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR PHOSPHINE

 

IF THE CARGOES AND/OR EQUIPMENT ARE FOUND TO BE INFESTED, WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY, AND RE-FUMIGATION IS REQUIRED BY THE LOCAL GUATEMALA AUTHORITIES OR CONSIGNEE/RECEIVERS, ALL RE-FUMIGATION COSTS ARE FOR THE CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, EXPENSE, INCLUDING TRANSFER CHARGES, POSITIONING/REPOSITIONING OF EQUIPMENT, STORAGE, AND TIME ON EQUIPMENT. 

 

IF INFESTATION FOUND AT THE PORT OF DISCHARGE, NO FREE TIME USED DURING THE RE-FUMIGATION PROCESS!  FROM THE TIME RECEIVERS OR THEIR LOCAL AGENTS NOTIFY CARRIER’S AGENT THAT RE-FUMIGATION SHOULD BE DONE AT THE DISCHARGE PORT, THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF AERATION AND THE GUATEMALA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE RELEASES THE CUSTOMS DECLARATION, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT POSITIONING, SHALL BE FOR CARRIER’S ACCOUNT AND NOT TO COUNT AGAINST FREE TIME ALLOWED. 

 

IF AGRICULTURE AUTHORITIES IN GUATEMALA REQUIRE “ASPERSIÓN DE CONTENEDORES”, CONTAINER ASPERSION TREATMENT, THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOMPLISHING THIS PROCEDURE.

 

NOTE 6: CONTAINER LOADING PROTOCOL FOR BAGGED BEANS: 

THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE USAID NOTICE TO THE TRADE ISSUED APRIL 15, 2009 COVERING THE SHIPMENT OF BAGGED BEANS SHIPPED IN CONTAINERS TO

DESIGNATED COUNTRIES ARE TO APPLY ON ANY SUCH SHIPMENTS COVERED BY THIS RFP.  A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, INCLUDING DIAGRAMS FOR PROPER CONTAINER LOADING, ARE AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.USAID.GOV/BUSINESS/OCEAN/NOTICES/

 

NOTE 7: CARRIERS MUST NOT COMINGLE OTHER SHIPPER’S COMMODITIES OR DIFFERENT COMMODITIES IN THE SAME CONTAINER.

 

NOTE 8: CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS RFP MUST BE INSPECTED BY APHIS/PPQ OR OTHER SUCH AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO LOADING SO THAT A PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED.  SUCH INSPECTION MUST TAKE PLACE NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE CARGO BEING LOADED ABOARD THE VESSEL AT THE PORT OF EXPORT.  CARRIERS INTENDING TO LOAD THESE CARGOES INTO CONTAINERS, LASH BARGES, OR OTHERWISE UNITIZE CARGOES IN A WAY THAT WILL PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT INSPECTIONS WITHOUT SUSTAINING ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE INSPECTIONS ARE EFFECTED OR IF CARGOES ARE NOT LOADED ON-BOARD A VESSEL WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING INSPECTION.

 

NOTE 9: OFFERS MUST BE FOR NAMED VESSEL(S) AND INCLUDE REASONABLE AND ACCEPTABLE LOADING SCHEDULES AND TRANSIT TIMES IN ORDER TO BE

CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE.  OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE VIA VESSELS NOT IN A         REGULARLY SCHEDULED LINER SERVICE MUST PROVIDE VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION. ADDITIONALLY, SUCH OFFERS SHOULD INCLUDE FULL PARTICULARS ON VESSEL OWNER'S COMPANY INCLUDING OFFICERS, ADDRESS AND BANK REFERENCE.

 

NOTE 10: CENTRAL AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN BARGE CLAUSE: 

IF A BARGE IS OFFERED FOR SERVICE, IT MUST BE OF SUCH A TYPE TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE CARGO, EITHER BY DESIGN, SUCH AS A HOUSE OR MULTI-DECK BARGE, OR BY USE OF PERMANENT BIN WALLS, PROVIDED THE COMMODITY IS CONTAINERIZED.  THE USE    OF OTHER DECK BARGES IS PERMITTED AS A PILOT PROJECT PROVIDED THE DECK BARGE IS CONTAINER-FITTED WITH RIGID LASHING GEAR AND AUTOMATIC TWIST LOCKS.

 

NOTE 11: ALL VESSEL SUBSTITUTION REQUESTS MUST BE REVIEWED BY USDA. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL SHOULD BE OF THE SAME TYPE 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:

HTTP://WWW.MARAD.DOT.GOV/SHIPS_SHIPPING_LANDING_PAGE/CARGO_PREFERENCE/CARGO_HUMANITARIAN_ASSISTANCE/CARGO_HUMAN_ASSISTANCE_REPORTS/HUMANITARIAN_FOOD_AID_REPORTS.HTM

 

NOTE 12:  TWO (2) PERCENT EXTRA EMPTY 50KG BAGS ARE BEING SUPPLIED BY THE VENDORS TO THE CONTRACTED U.S. LOAD/DELIVERY POINTS.  THE EMPTIES MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE GUATEMALA DESTINATION WAREHOUSES WITH THE COMMODITIES. THE EMPTY BAGS MUST BE CARRIED FREIGHT FREE.  EXTRA EMPTY BAGS CAN BE CONSOLIDATED, SEPARATELY FOR EACH GUATEMALA INLAND DESTINATION, IF POSSIBLE.  THE CARRIER A/O THEIR TRANSLOADER MUST PROVIDE AN ACCURATE COUNT OF EXTRA EMPTY BAGS LOADED PER PO NUMBER / BOOKING NUMBER.

 

- CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CARRIER CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION RATES, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED USD 10.00 PER CONTAINER PER DAY, OR AS PER CARRIER TARIFF RATE, WHICHEVER IS LOWEST COST PER DAY/PER CONTAINER.

 

- OCEAN CARRIER SHALL RELEASE CLEAN ORIGINAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING PROMPTLY UPON COMPLETION OF LOADING. CLAUSED BILLS OF LADING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  BILLS OF LADING MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CLAUSE SUCH AS "SAID TO CONTAIN", "SHIPPERS’ LOAD AND COUNT" OR WORDS OF SIMILAR EFFECT.

 

- COMMODITY, LOADPORT, AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM KC-362.  DELIVERY TERMS PER USDA NOTICE TO THE TRADE OF APRIL 5, 1995.  FOR ANY COMMODITIES ALLOCATED BASIS INTERMODAL SUPPLIER’S PLANT, VESSEL OWNERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES.  IF THE VESSEL FAILS TO C0MPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CHARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, STORAGE, WILL BE FOR THE VESSEL’S ACCOUNT.  IF CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE SUPPLIER’S PLANT, CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE PLANT BY THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SUPPLIER’S SHIPPING PERIOD AND SUPPLY   CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE SUPPLIER  FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO OFFER ONLY FOR VENDORS WHO MATCH OWNERS’ CAPABILITIES.  OWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REFER TO KC-362 FOR THE LIST OF PLANT LOCATIONS AND CAPABILITIES.  IF SUPPLIER FAILS TO PROVIDE COMMODITY FOR LOADING DURING THE SPECIFIED SHIPPING PERIOD (OR BEYOND ALLOWABLE FREE TIME) DEMURRAGE, IF ANY, WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF SUPPLIER.

 

- 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.

 

- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT, INLAND TRANSPORTATION   (DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), FUMIGATION, CONTAINER PROTOCOL (IF APPLICABLE), STRIPPING/STACKING CHARGES AT FINAL DESTINATION (IF APPLICABLE). CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.

 

- ONLY FIRM OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. 

 

- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY   GC AND USDA.

 

- OFFERS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY TENDER/IFB NUMBER AND ANY FUTURE   COMMUNICATION SHOULD ALSO IDENTIFY SAME BY TENDER OR CONTRACT   NUMBER.

 

- OFFERS FROM NVOCC'S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.

 

- OFFERS MUST INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEAR BUILT.  

ETA AT LOAD, DISPORT, AND FINAL DESTINATION.  FULL STYLE OF CARRIER    OFFERING, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, TELEX, AND/OR TELEFAX NUMBERS, AS   WELL AS THE NAMES AND TITLES OF THE CORPORATE OFFICERS WITH DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OFFER AND APPLICABLE CORPORATE DUNS NUMBER.  WHETHER SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED, CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. WHETHER SERVICE OFFERED IS LINER OR CHARTER.  STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN U.S. DOLLARS AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT ALL INCLUSIVE.

 

- GC & USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT WITHOUT DISCUSSION, REJECT,   OR NEGOTIATE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING AWARDING INDIVIDUAL LOTS   WHENEVER IFB CONTAINS MORE THAN ONE LOT OF CARGO.

 

- EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, ALL AWARDS UNDER THIS RFP   WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE U.S. FOOD AID   BOOKING NOTE DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED   HEREIN. 

 

-  THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) AMENDED THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA CONVENTION (SOLAS) TO REQUIRE, AS A CONDITION FOR LOADING A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A SHIP FOR EXPORT, THAT THE CONTAINER HAS A VERIFIED GROSS WEIGHT, CALLED THE VERIFIED GROSS MASS (VGM).  THIS GLOBAL REQUIREMENT IS EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2016.  AFTER THIS DATE, IT WILL BE A VIOLATION OF SOLAS TO LOAD A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A VESSEL IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR DO NOT HAVE A VGM FOR EACH CONTAINER.  OCEAN CARRIERS OFFERING CONTAINER SERVICE, WHETHER CONTAINERIZED FOR CARRIER CONVENIENCE OR CONTAINERIZING TO FULFILL TENDER REQUIREMENTS, ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ENGAGE IN A WEIGHING SERVICE, AT THE CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE, TO DETERMINE THE VGM.  IT IS THE OCEAN CARRIER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENTER THE VGM INTO THEIR SYSTEM AND PROVIDE THE VGM TO THE MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR, WITHIN ALL VGM DEADLINES.  ANY COSTS INCURRED DUE TO LATE OR INACCURATE VGM SUBMISSION, ARE FOR THE OCEAN CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

 

- COMMISSION:  1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT / FREIGHT FORWARDER, BKA LOGISTICS LLC.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC WASHINGTON D.C. AT PHONE 202-331-7395,

TELEFAX 202-331-7735, E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR

MANISHA@BKALOGISTICS.NET 

 

 

 

 

 

21-042P Guatemala Tender

May 14, 2024

Freight Tender: Global Communities, Food for Education, Guatemala 05/14/24.

 

FREIGHT INVITATION NO.:  2000010126.

COMMODITY INVITATION NO:  2000010125.

 

BKA LOGISTICS LLC, AS AGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF COOPERATIVE HOUSING FOUNDATION, D.B.A. GLOBAL COMMUNITIES (GC), REQUESTS FIRM U.S. AND NON-U.S. FLAG LINER OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE OF THE FOLLOWING McGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM CARGOES, UNDER INV 054A: 

 

IFB NUMBER:  21-042P.

SO# 5000930139.

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-01

CARGO:           UP TO 240 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-02

CARGO:          UP TO 160 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-03

CARGO:          UP TO 20 NMT 

COMMODITY: VEGETABLE OIL – 6/4L CANS (NON-PALLETIZED)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054-04

CARGO:           UP TO 80 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            USPANTAN QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-05

CARGO:          UP TO 60 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            USPANTAN QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-06

CARGO:           UP TO 80 NMT 

COMMODITY: MILLED RICE (FORTIFIED) – 50K BAGS

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-07

CARGO:          UP TO 50 NMT 

COMMODITY: BLACK BEANS – 50K BAGS (SEE NOTE 6)

   PLUS 2% EXTRA EMPTY BAGS (SEE NOTE 12)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

REF NO:           GC-GUAT-054A-08

CARGO:          UP TO 10 NMT 

COMMODITY: VEGETABLE OIL – 6/4L CANS (NON-PALLETIZED)

LOADING:        SEE SPECIAL NOTE “B” BELOW               

DISPORT:        SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMELA 

TBL TO:            BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA, B/N TERMS 2(C)(i) (SEE NOTE 4)   

AVAIL:              SEE SPECIAL NOTE “C” BELOW

 

TERMS:  FULL BERTH TERMS, ALL INCLUSIVE. NO DEMURRAGE / NO

DESPATCH/ NO DETENTION ON VESSELS/CONTAINERS/TRAILERS BENDS.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “A”:

SUBMISSION OF FREIGHT OFFERS: 

TO DETERMINE LOWEST LANDED COST, ALL CARRIERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFERS ELECTRONICALLY FOR THE CARGOES ADVERTISED BY THIS RFP VIA THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (WBSCM) SYSTEM FOR THE SOLICITATION NUMBER(S) REFERENCED ABOVE. ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF WBSCM AND OF THE AFORE-MENTIONED SOLICITATION(S), INCLUDING THE DEADLINE(S) FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS THEREIN.

 

FREIGHT OFFERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1000 HRS CDT (1100 HRS EDT) ON MAY 17, 2024.

 

THE WEB BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.USDA.GOV/WPS/PORTAL/USDA/USDAHOME?NAVID=WBSCM 

 

CARRIERS MUST BE ASSIGNED A USDA EAUTHENTICATION LOGON ID AND PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE WBSCM SYSTEM. CONTACT THE WBSCM HELP DESK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING LOGON IDS, PASSWORDS, AND WBSCM SYSTEM QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

 

TELEPHONE: (877) 927-2648 

E-MAIL: WBSCM.SERVICEDESK@CACI.COM 

 

SPECIAL NOTE “B”:

CARRIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER ON ANY/ALL “FAS POINTS” AND “BRIDGE POINTS” AS LISTED ON THE USDA DOCUMENTS “APPROVED PORTS/TERMINALS” AND FORM KC-362 AND ALL “INTERMODAL PLANT POINTS” AS LISTED ON FORM KC-362.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “C”:

AVAILABILITY/AT PORT DATE FOR COMMODITY DELIVERIES F.A.S. VESSEL FOR

THIS COMMODITY INVITATION IS 08/05/24. THE POTENTIAL SHIPPING PERIODS FOR BIDS AT THE PLANT OR BRIDGEPOINT LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMMODITY SOLICITATION.  THE AVAILABILITY/AT PORT AND SHIPPING PERIODS ARE THE CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT OF THE SUPPLIER(S), SUCCESSFUL OCEAN CARRIER(S) ARE ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH SUPPLIER(S) TO ENSURE A SMOOTH LOADING AND/OR TRANSFER OPERATION.

 

SPECIAL NOTE "D":

IN AWARDING CARGO UNDER THIS FREIGHT INVITATION, USDA WILL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING THE LOWEST LANDED COST, AND THE IMPACT OF ANY POTENTIAL AWARD ON THE AGENCY’S ABILITY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING THE CARGO PREFERENCE ACT. 

THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CARGO PREFERENCE LEGISLATION.  OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE FAS NOTICE ON THE SAME, AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.FAS.USDA.GOV/EXCREDITS/IFB/DEFAULT.HTM. 

 

SPECIAL NOTE “E”:

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE TO COORDINATE WITH COTECNA, THE LOADING OF THE CARGO, IN ORDER FOR THE “VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION” (VLO) CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED.

 

SPECIAL NOTE “F”:

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS HEREBY STRICKEN FROM THE U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE PART II, SECTION 1.(C), INTERMODAL BRIDGE:  “IF TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT THE CARGO TO THE BRIDGE POINT, THEN THE FREIGHT TENDER MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.”

 

SPECIAL NOTE “G”:

TRANSIT EFFICIENCY REQUIRED FOR THE SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM SO ROUTING FROM THE USA TO GUATEMALA ONLY VIA NORMAL TRADE LANES. TRANSATLANTIC ROUTING/RELAYS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION.

LDA – YES, AT USD 1.00/MT/DAY OR PRO-RATA, PER B/N CLAUSE 15.

DDA – NO.

FUMIGATION – YES, SEE NOTE 5.

 

NOTE 1: CONTAINERIZATION REQUIRED.  20’ CONTAINERS ONLY.  CONTAINERS TO BE LOADED BY CARRIER AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE.  NO MINIMUM CONTAINER LOAD REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

 

NOTICE TO THE TRADE DATED APRIL 27, 2023, TITLED “BAG – STOWAGE IN CONTAINERS” IS FULLY INCORPORATED INTO THIS TENDER AND ANY SUBSEQUENT BOOKING NOTE(S). 

 

FULLY ENCLOSED STANDARD MARINE CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED AND CARGOES ARE TO BE CONTAINERIZED AT THE PORT/POINT OF ORIGIN AND REMAIN IN THE SAME SEALED CONTAINERS THROUGH THE FINAL CONTRACTED DELIVERY POINT.

 

NOTE 2: CARRIER MUST CERTIFY THAT EACH CONTAINER UTILIZED TO LOAD CARGO IS: (A) IN WIND AND WATERTIGHT CONDITION; (B) NOT MORE THAN TEN (10) YEARS OLD; AND, (C) NOT A SALVAGED CONTAINER OR MUSTERED OUT FROM REGULAR SERVICE.  AS A CONDITION OF PAYMENT, CARRIER MUST PROVIDE THE FORWARDER A FGIS SURVEY REPORT ATTESTING TO THE SATISFACTORY CONDITION OF CONTAINERS.  SURVEY IS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO LOADING CARGOES.  AS A TEMPORARY CHANGE, (B) ABOVE IS BEING REMOVED TO ALLOW FOR CONTAINERS OVER 10 YEARS OLD.  ALL CONTAINERS MUST STILL BE APPROVED BY FGIS PRIOR TO LOADING COMMODITY.  THIS CHANGE DOES NOT DIMINISH CARRIER’S LIABILITY FOR COMMODITY LOSS/DAMAGE WHILE THE COMMODITY IS IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY.  IF CONTAINERS ARRIVE AT THE POINT OF ORIGIN, FOR COMMODITY LOADING, AND ARE REJECTED BY THE VESSEL LOADING OBSERVATION (VLO) SURVEYOR OR BY THE COMMODITY SUPPLIER, ALL DRY RUN CHARGES ARE FOR THE CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

 

NOTE 3: FREIGHT PAYMENT SHALL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE WBSCM SYSTEM AND PAID BY USDA.  100% FREIGHT DUE UPON COMPLETION OF DELIVERY AT THE FINAL DESTINATION.

 

NOTE 4:  DELIVERY TERMS:

ENROUTE TO RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSES IN HUEHUETENANGO, USPANTAN QUICHE, AND BATZUL QUICHE, GUATEMALA VIA THROUGH BILLS OF LADING (TBL).  DISCHARGE PORT EITHER SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA OR PUERTO BARRIOS, AT CARRIER’S OPTION TO BE NAMED IN THE FREIGHT OFFER(S).  CARRIER TO DELIVER CONTAINERS BY TRUCK TO THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER’S WAREHOUSE(S) AT CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE – AS PER U.S. FOOD AID BOOKING NOTE DISCHARGE/DELIVERY TERMS 2(C)(i).  WAREHOUSE ADDRESSES: 

 

GC BODEGA DE HUEHUETENANGO / GC HUEHUETENANGO WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: SECTOR #6, CAMBOTE ZONE 11, HUEHUETENANGO (NEXT TO HERMANOS CHOPER). POINT OF CONTACT: EDY LOPEZ +502 30025942 / ELOPEZ@GLOBALCOMMUNITIES.ORG

 

SAVE BODEGA DE USPANTAN QUICHE / SAVE USPANTAN QUICHE WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: 4TH. 1ST STREET ZONE 1 USPANTAN AVENUE, USPANTAN QUICHE (NEXT TO THE TEXACO GAS STATION, EXIT TO CHICAMAN).

POINT OF CONTACT: ERICK DE LEON / +502 30583376 / ERIK.DELEON@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

 

SAVE BODEGA DE BATZUL QUICHE / SAVE BATZUL QUICHE WAREHOUSE

ADDRESS: BATZUL VILLAGE, ROAD FROM CHAJUL TO COTZAL CHAJUL, THE QUICHE.  POINT OF CONTACT: EFRAIN XILOJ / +502 30671994 / EFRAIN.XILOJ@SAVETHECHILDREN.ORG

 

THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER REQUIRES A FORTY-FIVE (45) CALENDAR DAY FREE TIME PERIOD AT THE DISCHARGE PORT (SANTO TOMAS OR PUERTO BARRIOS), FOR ALL CONTAINERIZED COMMODITIES, ALLOWING FOR COMPLETION OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES.  THE FREE TIME PERIOD APPLIES TO THE CARRIER’S CONTAINERS/EQUIPMENT AND THE CARRIER’S/PORT’S CONTAINER YARDS, TERMINALS, AND FREIGHT STATIONS.  THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS, STORAGE FEES, AND ALL OTHER PORT/TERMINAL/YARD/CFS FEES APPLICABLE DURING THIS FREE TIME PERIOD.  THE FREE TIME WILL NOT COMMENCE COUNTING UNTIL ALL CONTAINERS ARE DISCHARGED FROM THE VESSEL AT THE DISCHARGE PORT INTO CARRIER’S OWN OR DESIGNATED CONTAINER YARD AND TIME COUNTING TO CEASE UPON GUATEMALA CUSTOMS AUTHORITY RELEASE FOR CARRIER TO COMMENCE TBL DELIVERY.  AFTER GUATEMALA CUSTOMS AUTHORITY RELEASE, AUTHORIZING TBL DELIVERY, NO CONTAINER/EQUIPMENT DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE CHARGES ARE APPLICABLE SINCE GLOBAL COMMUNITIES HAS NO CONTROL OF THE ONCARRIAGE TO THE FINAL DELIVERY POINTS.

 

CONTRACTED FREIGHT RATE MUST INCLUDE ANY OPERATIONAL COSTS/EXPENSES/FEES CHARGED BY THE OCEAN CARRIER, THE CARRIER’S LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE OR TERMINAL OPERATORS IN THE DESTINATION COUNTRY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DOCUMENTATION HANDLING, REPRESENTATION FEES, LOCAL TAXES FOR TEMPORARY IMPORT OF CONTAINERS (ATC), CLEANING AND RECEPTION OF CONTAINERS, GATE CHARGES, LIFT CHARGES, TRANSFER CHARGES, CONTAINER DEPOSITS, CONTAINER USAGE OR RENTAL FEES, HOWEVER SO DESCRIBED OR ASSESSED, SHOREHANDLING OR TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGES.  IF GUATEMALA AUTHORITIES REQUIRE ANY CONTAINER SCANNING OR COMMODITY SAMPLING, THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HANDLING COSTS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS TO ALLOW FOR SUCH REQUIREMENTS.

 

CARRIER MUST COORDINATE ACCEPTABLE DELIVERY SCHEDULES TO THE GUATEMALA WAREHOUSES WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER.  FOR IMFORMATION ONLY, WITHOUT GUARANTEE, RECEIVER(S) CAN DESTUFF AN AVERAGE OF 6 X 20’ CONTAINERS PER FULL WORKING DAY.  CARGO TO BE DELIVERED TO CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER DURING NORMAL DAYLIGHT WAREHOUSE WORKING HOURS.  NO NIGHT OR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES UNLESS AGREED UPON WITH THE CONSIGNEE/RECEIVER. ALL COSTS INCURRED BY THE TRUCKS FOR OFF-HOUR DELIVERIES ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.  ALL TRAILER / CONTAINER / TRUCK YARDS OR STAGING AREA COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TRAILER / CONTAINER / TRUCK, WHILE WAITING FOR FINAL INLAND DELIVERY, ARE FOR THE CARRIER'S ACCOUNT.  AGAIN, NO CONTAINER/TRUCK/CHASSIS DEMURRAGE/DETENTION/STORAGE APPLICABLE SINCE THE CONTAINERS ARE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY, AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE ONCARRIAGE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION WAREHOUSES IN GUATEMALA.

 

CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE, AT THEIR TIME, RISK, AND EXPENSE, FOR RETURNING OR REPOSITIONING, AND CLEANING, ALL EMPTY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TRUCKS/TRAILERS, CONTAINERS, AND CHASSIS.

 

CARRIERS AND/OR THEIR DISCHARGE PORT AGENTS MUST COOPERATE WITH THE RECEIVER'S DISCHARGE/DELIVERY SURVEYORS AND ALLOW THE SURVEYORS FULL ACCESS TO THE CONTAINERS.

 

THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARGO SECURITY AND INTEGRITY WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY.  ALL NECESSARY SECURITY MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL AT THE FINAL DESTINATION. 

 

IN THE EVENT A TRUCK SHOULD BREAK DOWN OR BECOME DISABLED DURING TRANSIT, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CARRIER TO PROTECT THE CARGO THEREIN UNTIL THE TRUCK CAN MAKE THE DELIVERY TO THE FINAL DESTINATIONS.

 

CARRIER'S THROUGH BILL OF LADING (TBL) SERVICE SHALL INCLUDE ALL DISCHARGE PORT FORMALITIES TO ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS MOVE TO THE FINAL DESTINATION UNINTERRUPTED. 

 

CONTAINER DEPOSITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE. 

 

NOTE 5:  FUMIGATION REQUIRED ON ALL BAGGED COMMODITIES IN THE USA, AT CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH USDA REGULATIONS.  COPIES OF THE FUMIGATION CERTS TO BE PROVIDED TO BKA.  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING NOTICE TO THE TRADE, AND SUBSEQUENT REVISIONS BY THE USG, ARE FULLY INCORPORATED INTO THIS SOLICITATION AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN ANY FREIGHT CONTRACT(S) AWARDED AGAINST THIS TENDER: 

RESOURCES SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE HTTPS://FAS.USDA.GOV/OCEAN-FREIGHT-TENDERS

  1. PRETREATMENT OF CONTAINERS NOTICE TO TRADE
  2. FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS AND PROHIBITION NOTICE TO TRADE
  3. CONTAINER FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR SULFURYL FLUORIDE
  4. FUMIGATION PROTOCOLS FOR PHOSPHINE

 

IF THE CARGOES AND/OR EQUIPMENT ARE FOUND TO BE INFESTED, WHILE IN THE CARRIER’S CARE AND CUSTODY, AND RE-FUMIGATION IS REQUIRED BY THE LOCAL GUATEMALA AUTHORITIES OR CONSIGNEE/RECEIVERS, ALL RE-FUMIGATION COSTS ARE FOR THE CARRIER’S TIME, RISK, EXPENSE, INCLUDING TRANSFER CHARGES, POSITIONING/REPOSITIONING OF EQUIPMENT, AND TIME ON EQUIPMENT. 

 

IF INFESTATION FOUND AT THE PORT OF DISCHARGE, NO FREE TIME USED DURING THE RE-FUMIGATION PROCESS!  FROM THE TIME RECEIVERS OR THEIR LOCAL AGENTS NOTIFY CARRIER’S AGENT THAT RE-FUMIGATION SHOULD BE DONE AT THE DISCHARGE PORT, THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF AERATION AND THE GUATEMALA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE RELEASES THE CUSTOMS DECLARATION, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT POSITIONING, SHALL BE FOR CARRIER’S ACCOUNT AND NOT TO COUNT AGAINST FREE TIME ALLOWED. 

 

IF AGRICULTURE AUTHORITIES IN GUATEMALA REQUIRE “ASPERSIÓN DE CONTENEDORES”, CONTAINER ASPERSION TREATMENT, THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOMPLISHING THIS PROCEDURE.

 

NOTE 6: CONTAINER LOADING PROTOCOL FOR BAGGED BEANS: 

THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE USAID NOTICE TO THE TRADE ISSUED APRIL 15, 2009 COVERING THE SHIPMENT OF BAGGED BEANS SHIPPED IN CONTAINERS TO

DESIGNATED COUNTRIES ARE TO APPLY ON ANY SUCH SHIPMENTS COVERED BY THIS RFP.  A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, INCLUDING DIAGRAMS FOR PROPER CONTAINER LOADING, ARE AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.USAID.GOV/BUSINESS/OCEAN/NOTICES/

 

NOTE 7: CARRIERS MUST NOT COMINGLE OTHER SHIPPER’S COMMODITIES OR DIFFERENT COMMODITIES IN THE SAME CONTAINER.

 

NOTE 8: CERTAIN COMMODITIES COVERED BY THIS RFP MUST BE INSPECTED BY APHIS/PPQ OR OTHER SUCH AUTHORITIES PRIOR TO LOADING SO THAT A PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED.  SUCH INSPECTION MUST TAKE PLACE NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE CARGO BEING LOADED ABOARD THE VESSEL AT THE PORT OF EXPORT.  CARRIERS INTENDING TO LOAD THESE CARGOES INTO CONTAINERS, LASH BARGES, OR OTHERWISE UNITIZE CARGOES IN A WAY THAT WILL PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT INSPECTIONS WITHOUT SUSTAINING ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE INSPECTIONS ARE EFFECTED OR IF CARGOES ARE NOT LOADED ON-BOARD A VESSEL WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING INSPECTION.

 

NOTE 9: OFFERS MUST BE FOR NAMED VESSEL(S) AND INCLUDE REASONABLE AND ACCEPTABLE LOADING SCHEDULES AND TRANSIT TIMES IN ORDER TO BE

CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE.  OFFERS FOR CARRIAGE VIA VESSELS NOT IN A         REGULARLY SCHEDULED LINER SERVICE MUST PROVIDE VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND CURRENT POSITION. ADDITIONALLY, SUCH OFFERS SHOULD INCLUDE FULL PARTICULARS ON VESSEL OWNER'S COMPANY INCLUDING OFFICERS, ADDRESS AND BANK REFERENCE.

 

NOTE 10: CENTRAL AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN BARGE CLAUSE: 

IF A BARGE IS OFFERED FOR SERVICE, IT MUST BE OF SUCH A TYPE TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE CARGO, EITHER BY DESIGN, SUCH AS A HOUSE OR MULTI-DECK BARGE, OR BY USE OF PERMANENT BIN WALLS, PROVIDED THE COMMODITY IS CONTAINERIZED.  THE USE    OF OTHER DECK BARGES IS PERMITTED AS A PILOT PROJECT PROVIDED THE DECK BARGE IS CONTAINER-FITTED WITH RIGID LASHING GEAR AND AUTOMATIC TWIST LOCKS.

 

NOTE 11: ALL VESSEL SUBSTITUTION REQUESTS MUST BE REVIEWED BY USDA. THE PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE VESSEL SHOULD BE OF THE SAME TYPE 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:

HTTP://WWW.MARAD.DOT.GOV/SHIPS_SHIPPING_LANDING_PAGE/CARGO_PREFERENCE/CARGO_HUMANITARIAN_ASSISTANCE/CARGO_HUMAN_ASSISTANCE_REPORTS/HUMANITARIAN_FOOD_AID_REPORTS.HTM

 

NOTE 12:  TWO (2) PERCENT EXTRA EMPTY 50KG BAGS ARE BEING SUPPLIED BY THE VENDORS TO THE CONTRACTED U.S. LOAD/DELIVERY POINTS.  THE EMPTIES MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE GUATEMALA DESTINATION WAREHOUSES WITH THE COMMODITIES. THE EMPTY BAGS MUST BE CARRIED FREIGHT FREE.  EXTRA EMPTY BAGS CAN BE CONSOLIDATED, SEPARATELY FOR EACH GUATEMALA INLAND DESTINATION, IF POSSIBLE.  THE CARRIER A/O THEIR TRANSLOADER MUST PROVIDE AN ACCURATE COUNT OF EXTRA EMPTY BAGS LOADED PER PO NUMBER / BOOKING NUMBER.

 

- CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CARRIER CONTAINER DEMURRAGE/DETENTION RATES, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED USD 10.00 PER CONTAINER PER DAY, OR AS PER CARRIER TARIFF RATE, WHICHEVER IS LOWEST COST PER DAY/PER CONTAINER.

 

- OCEAN CARRIER SHALL RELEASE CLEAN ORIGINAL OCEAN BILLS OF LADING PROMPTLY UPON COMPLETION OF LOADING. CLAUSED BILLS OF LADING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  BILLS OF LADING MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY CLAUSE SUCH AS "SAID TO CONTAIN", "SHIPPERS’ LOAD AND COUNT" OR WORDS OF SIMILAR EFFECT.

 

- COMMODITY, LOADPORT, AND INTERMODAL POINT ABBREVIATIONS AS PER USDA FORM KC-362.  DELIVERY TERMS PER USDA NOTICE TO THE TRADE OF APRIL 5, 1995.  FOR ANY COMMODITIES ALLOCATED BASIS INTERMODAL SUPPLIER’S PLANT, VESSEL OWNERS MUST COMPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD AND CAPACITY CAPABILITIES.  IF THE VESSEL FAILS TO C0MPLY WITH SUPPLIER’S LOAD CAPABILITIES, ANY COSTS INCURRED BY CCC INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CARRYING CHARGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, STORAGE, WILL BE FOR THE VESSEL’S ACCOUNT.  IF CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE SUPPLIER’S PLANT, CARRIER MUST ENSURE THAT CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ARE PLACED AT THE PLANT BY THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SUPPLIER’S SHIPPING PERIOD AND SUPPLY   CONTAINERS/RAILCARS/TRUCKS ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE SUPPLIER  FULFILLS HIS CONTRACT QUANTITY. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO OFFER ONLY FOR VENDORS WHO MATCH OWNERS’ CAPABILITIES.  OWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REFER TO KC-362 FOR THE LIST OF PLANT LOCATIONS AND CAPABILITIES.  IF SUPPLIER FAILS TO PROVIDE COMMODITY FOR LOADING DURING THE SPECIFIED SHIPPING PERIOD (OR BEYOND ALLOWABLE FREE TIME) DEMURRAGE, IF ANY, WILL BE FOR ACCOUNT OF SUPPLIER.

 

- 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.

 

- AS APPLICABLE, THE ALL INCLUSIVE RATE SUBMITTED MUST BREAKOUT THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS: OCEAN FREIGHT, INLAND TRANSPORTATION   (DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN), FUMIGATION, CONTAINER PROTOCOL (IF APPLICABLE), STRIPPING/STACKING CHARGES AT FINAL DESTINATION (IF APPLICABLE). CARRIERS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT ALL INCLUSIVE RATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED NON RESPONSIVE.

 

- ONLY FIRM OFFERS RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED. 

 

- FIXTURES RESULTING FROM THIS TENDER ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY   GC AND USDA.

 

- OFFERS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY TENDER/IFB NUMBER AND ANY FUTURE   COMMUNICATION SHOULD ALSO IDENTIFY SAME BY TENDER OR CONTRACT   NUMBER.

 

- OFFERS FROM NVOCC'S WILL BE CONSIDERED AS NON-RESPONSIVE.

 

- OFFERS MUST INCLUDE: VESSEL NAME / TYPE / FLAG / YEAR BUILT.  

ETA AT LOAD, DISPORT, AND FINAL DESTINATION.  FULL STYLE OF CARRIER    OFFERING, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, TELEX, AND/OR TELEFAX NUMBERS, AS   WELL AS THE NAMES AND TITLES OF THE CORPORATE OFFICERS WITH DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OFFER AND APPLICABLE CORPORATE DUNS NUMBER.  WHETHER SERVICE IS DIRECT OR TRANSSHIPPED, CONTAINER OR BREAKBULK. WHETHER SERVICE OFFERED IS LINER OR CHARTER.  STATEMENT THAT CARRIER IS A VOCC. OCEAN FREIGHT RATE TO BE IN U.S. DOLLARS AND MUST BE ALL INCLUSIVE REPEAT ALL INCLUSIVE.

 

- GC & USDA RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT WITHOUT DISCUSSION, REJECT,   OR NEGOTIATE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING AWARDING INDIVIDUAL LOTS   WHENEVER IFB CONTAINS MORE THAN ONE LOT OF CARGO.

 

- EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, ALL AWARDS UNDER THIS RFP   WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE U.S. FOOD AID   BOOKING NOTE DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2004 WHICH IS FULLY INCORPORATED   HEREIN. 

 

-  THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) AMENDED THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA CONVENTION (SOLAS) TO REQUIRE, AS A CONDITION FOR LOADING A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A SHIP FOR EXPORT, THAT THE CONTAINER HAS A VERIFIED GROSS WEIGHT, CALLED THE VERIFIED GROSS MASS (VGM).  THIS GLOBAL REQUIREMENT IS EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2016.  AFTER THIS DATE, IT WILL BE A VIOLATION OF SOLAS TO LOAD A PACKED CONTAINER ONTO A VESSEL IF THE VESSEL OPERATOR AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR DO NOT HAVE A VGM FOR EACH CONTAINER.  OCEAN CARRIERS OFFERING CONTAINER SERVICE, WHETHER CONTAINERIZED FOR CARRIER CONVENIENCE OR CONTAINERIZING TO FULFILL TENDER REQUIREMENTS, ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ENGAGE IN A WEIGHING SERVICE, AT THE CARRIER’S TIME/RISK/EXPENSE, TO DETERMINE THE VGM.  IT IS THE OCEAN CARRIER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENTER THE VGM INTO THEIR SYSTEM AND PROVIDE THE VGM TO THE MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR, WITHIN ALL VGM DEADLINES.  ANY COSTS INCURRED DUE TO LATE OR INACCURATE VGM SUBMISSION, ARE FOR THE OCEAN CARRIER’S ACCOUNT.

 

- COMMISSION:  1.67% ON GROSS FREIGHT / DEAD-FREIGHT IS PAYABLE TO CHARTERER'S AGENT / FREIGHT FORWARDER, BKA LOGISTICS LLC.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC TENDER CONTACT:

BKA LOGISTICS LLC WASHINGTON D.C. AT PHONE 202-331-7395,

TELEFAX 202-331-7735, E-MAIL: MARK.MILLARD@BKALOGISTICS.NET OR

MANISHA@BKALOGISTICS.NET 

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