06-060P Cameroon Award
Oct. 11, 2006
Vessel Owner: Victory Maritime, c/o Sealift
Vessel: CLEVELAND, US flag
Cargo: 4000 tons of bagged rice and 800 tons of vegetable oil in 20 litre pails to be loaded at Jacintoport and Lake Charles.
Freight: $190.87 all inclusive. $70 premium for rice loaded at Lake Charles (130 tons) and $30 premium for oil.
Discharge port: Douala
One way rate same as round trip
Vessel Owner: Maersk Line
Vessel: Maersk Virginia, US Flag, P2 container service (via Algeciras)
Cargo: 820 tons of vegetable oil in 20 litre pails to be loaded at Norfolk.
Freight: $197 all inclusive
Discharge port: Douala
Vessel: Maersk Georgia, US Flag, P2 container service (via Algeciras)
Cargo: 780 tons of vegetable oil in 20 litre pails to be loaded at Norfolk.
Freight: $197 all inclusive
Discharge port: Douala
06-060P Cameroon Tender
Sept 28, 2006
Freight tender 06-060P Bagged rice and soybean oil in pails to Cameroon.
(relates to KCCO Invitation 096B)
Partenaire Co. as agent for the Government of the Republic of Cameroon,
subject to the provisions of the Food for Progress program, 7 CFR Part 1499,
the U.S. Food Aid Booking Note (Parts I & II), and the terms and conditions
set forth below, invites firm offers of U.S. and non-U.S. flag named vessels
(full or part cargo, conventional breakbulk service and/or containers).
Offers shall be received at the below address latest by 11:00 AM Tuesday
October 3, 2006 Washington DC time.
1.1. Offers shall be submitted only by sealed letter or fax at the address
below. Late offers and phone offers will not be accepted. If a fax offer
begins to print before the above stated time and continues to print past the
stated time, the offer will be considered to have been received on time.
Offers which start to print or submitted after the deadline will not be
Milled Rice packed in 50 kilo net polypropylene bags.
Soybean oil in 20 liter pails
3. Quantities and port availability.
Contract Supplier Quantity Commodity Port Date Load Port
-------- -------- -------- --------- ---------- --------
VEPD05207 Farmers Rice 130 NMT Rice Nov 25,06 Lake Charles
VEPD05210 Novi Indust 1450 NMT Rice Nov 25,06 Jacintoport
VEPD05210 Novi Indust 1750 NMT Rice Dec 10,06 Jacintoport
VEPD05211 Pacific AG 670 NMT Rice Dec 10,06 Jacintoport
VEPD05215 Didion 820 NMT Vegoil Nov 25,06 Norfolk
VEPD05215 Didion 780 NMT Vegoil Dec 10,06 Norfolk
VEPD05214 Cal Western 800 NMT Vegoil Dec 10,06 Jacintoport
Contract quantities shall be on a min/max basis.
4. Empty bags.
The carrier shall load/transport/discharge 2% empty bags in bales free of
charge and freight free. Rice suppliers will deliver the empty bags at the
carrier's designated load berth. Such berth must provide a place of rest
under cover for protection from the weather.
The carriers shall specify the named load port(s)for which the offer is
valid. All cargo is delivered in accordance with Part II clause 1 (A) of the
Douala, Cameroon. The carrier is solely responsible to comply with the port
regulations and the port / discharge berth(s) restrictions / limitations.
7. Freight rate.
Freight rate shall be in U.S. dollars per gross metric ton all inclusive.
The applicable net weight to gross weight conversion for bagged rice is
The applicable net weight to gross weight conversion for soybean oil in
pails is 1.113022.
8. Freight payment.
As per Booking Note Part II clause 18 (A). The following documents are
required under clause 18 (A) (iii) for payment of ocean freight:
(f) Charterers' agent invoice for commission marked "Paid" and signed by
(g) For U.S. flag tug and barge Carriers, a survey report from the NCB
confirming the adequacy of the lashing and securing of the containers for
the transatlantic voyage and the adequacy of the tow arrangement.
(h) For Carriers using containers, a FGIS survey report confirming the
satisfactory condition of all the containers (see item 10).
(i) For breakbulk vessels in excess of 15 years of age, a survey report from
the NCB attesting the satisfactory sealing of hatches (see item 11.1).
Full Liner Terms all inclusive. No demurrage, no despatch, no detention on
the vessel, containers, trailers, and chassis at both ends. The Carrier
shall discharge the cargo according to Part II clause 2 (A) of the Booking
Note, and during regular port working hours (unless additional hours have
been agreed to by the consignees/receivers) solely into the receivers
storages or conveyances.
10. Container shipments.
The Carrier must certify that each container utilized to load this cargo is
(a) in wind and watertight condition, (b) not more than ten years old, and
(c) not a salvaged container or mustered out from regular service. As a
condition of freight payment, the Carrier must provide Partenaire with a
FGIS survey report attesting to the satisfactory condition of the
containers. This survey must be performed prior to loading the cargo.
Containers must be loaded at the Carrier's time, risk and expense, with no
minimum load requirement. Container shipments will be governed by the
Booking Note Part II clause 2 (A)(i).
11. Breakbulk shipments.
For breakbulk part cargo offers, the bagged rice and soybean oil in pails
must be separated from each others. The Cameroon cargoes must be separated
from other cargoes by the vessel's natural separations. Completion cargoes
must be compatible, non-poisonous, and non-injurious to the bagged rice /
soybean oil and must be detailed in the offer or subject to charterers/USDA
approval if contracted after this fixture.
11.1. Breakbulk vessels in excess of 15 years of age must have all openings
to cargo spaces and hatch covers sealed to ensure watertight integrity. The
sealing shall be done to the satisfaction of NCB as attested by a special
survey. Cost of sealing the openings and hatches as well as the cost of the
NCB survey is for the carrier's account. The survey certificate shall be
part of the freight documentation submitted by the carrier.
12. Offer specifications.
Offers must include the following information:
12.1. Vessel name, flag, type, year built, classification, deadweight, ETA
load port(s), ETA discharge port, and Vessel itinerary to destination.
12.2. Full style of Carrier with name, address, telephone, fax, email, and
name of person authorized to conclude booking.
12.3. Type of service offered, whether containerized, breakbulk, intermodal,
direct shipment or via transshipment.
12.4. Acknowledgement of Performance Bond obligation.
12.5. Statement that the carrier is a VOCC. Non-Vessel Operating Common
Carriers (NVOCC) may not be employed to carry this cargo. Tankers are
excluded. Towed barges are excluded unless (1) the tug and the barge are
both U.S. flag and (2) all the cargo is containerized and (3) either all the
containers are stowed under deck or the barge is equipped with permanent
breakwater walls encompassing at least 80 percent of the barge.
12.6. Carrier shall specify in the offer that the rate offered is the same
as or lower than the carrier's applicable tariff rate at time of offering.
Carrier should declare FMC tariff number and state whether the rate offered
is a "Carrier tariff rate" or a "Conference tariff rate" and whether the
rate is "to be file", "to be maintained", or "to be amended".
At discharge port(s), and upon inspection by government inspectors, if the
bagged rice and/or the vessel is found to be infested, and provided clean on
board bills of lading were issued, the Carrier / vessel owner shall arrange
for the bagged rice and vessel to be fumigated within 24 hours of discovery
of such infestation, at Carrier's / Owner's time, risk, and expense.
14. Bills of Lading.
The Master, Carrier, or his duly authorized agent shall sign bills of lading
as presented on the NORGRAIN B/L form. The Master, Carrier shall release the
signed original bills of lading and signed copies promptly upon completion
of loading or shipment of the goods.
Any extra insurance on cargo, incurred owing to the vessel's age, type
(including tug and barge vessels), class, flag or ownership, to be for
Owners' account. In the case of U.S flag vessels only, such extra insurance
is limited to the maximum obtainable in the New York market.
16. Vessel delays.
Vessel delays as per Booking Note Part II Clause 15. Loading Delay
Assessment (LDA)is $1.00 per MT per day.
17. War Risk.
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
18. Performance Bond.
Performance Bond as per Booking Note Part II clause 28.
Offers of non-liner U.S. flag vessels must guarantee that the approved
freight rate will be reduced to a level not higher than the Maritime
Administration fair and reasonable rate in the event that the originally
approved vessel is substituted by a lower cost vessel.
22. Dispute resolution.
By Arbitration as per Booking Note Part II clause 27 (A).
For vessels offered direct: 2.5% to Partenaire Co.
For vessels offered through owners' broker: 2/3 of 2.5% to Partenaire Co.
and 1/3 of 2.5% for broker.
22. General conditions.
22.1. Copies of the Proforma Liner Booking Note and the IFB are available at
the office of the charterers' agent (address below). The IFB and the Booking
Note can also be downloaded from charterers' agent web site:
22.2. Fixtures are subject to USDA and charterers approval. Charterers
reserve the right to accept or reject any and all offers.
23. Address for submitting offers.
803 West Broad Street, Suite 620
Falls Church, VA 22046
Fax: (703) 532-8181
Phone (703) 533-2225 (For info only)