Mozambique FFP 02-053
Vessel: MT Stolt Viking (Liberian flag)
Cargo: 3000 MT CSSO in bulk
Load: 1 SP U.S. Gulf
Terms: Free in at 150MT/hr, Vessel disch at 80MT/hr into shore tanks or
60MT/hr if disch into trucks.
Freight: $93.30/MT free in/Vessel disch.
Addl $3/MT if disch into trucks at 60MT/hr.
Dem: $18,000 bends, desp $9,000 disch only
Laycan: Nov 20 - 30, 2002
Freight tender MOZ-FFP-02-053
Partenaire Co. as agent for the Government of Republic of Mozambique,
subject to the provisions of the Food for Progress program, 7 CFR Part 1499,
the Proforma VEGOILVOY charter party adapted 2002, and the terms and
conditions set forth below, invites firm offers of U.S. and non-U.S. flag
named tankers (full or part cargo basis).
Offers shall be received at the below address latest by:
11:00 AM October 21, 2002 and remain valid until:
18:00 PM October 24, 2002
All times Washington DC local time.
Crude Sunflower Seed Oil (CSSO) in bulk.
Approximately 3,000 metric tons. Contract quantity shall be on a min/max
basis. Owners should consider offering vessel(s) to carry a wider range of
tonnages in order to accommodate the final program tonnage.
4. Part cargo offers.
Commingling with cargoes for other destinations is prohibited. The Owner
guarantees that no dangerous or poisonous cargo will be shipped on the
vessel and that this cargo will be safely segregated by tank and by at least
two valves from any other cargo. Owners of the vessel(s) to be responsible
for the contamination of cargo on board due to leakage in pipes or for any
other reason(s). Upon the vessel's sailing from the last U.S. port of
loading, copies of the stowage plan and manifest will be faxed to
Charterers' agent, Partenaire, Fax: (703) 465-9118.
If this shipment is offered on a part cargo basis, the other cargoes must be
detailed in the offer or approved by charterers/USDA if contracted after
fixture of the Mozambique cargo. The vessel itinerary and geographic
proximity of the completion cargo(es) will be taken into consideration by
charterers/USDA in approval of such cargoes in order not to unduly impede
delivery of the Mozambique cargo to the discharge port.
5. Previous cargoes.
5.1. Owners to list the last three cargos carried (for both vessel and
lighterage vessel, if applicable) in cargo tanks and the last three cargos
pumped through the cargo pumps and lines (if different) and certify in their
offer that the last three cargoes were clean, unleaded and non-toxic.
Further, owners to certify that the immediate previous cargo for tanks,
lines and pump system (for both ocean vessel and lighterage vessels, if
applicable) designated to load the oils must be in compliance with the
NIOP/FOSFA list of acceptable previous cargoes. Owners must stipulate
exactly the last three cargoes carried, without statements of "and or" or
"will be". Further, cargo names must be spelled out without abbreviations.
5.2. For ship's tanks that have been newly coated or fully re-coated and
have not carried at least three cargoes subsequent to the new/ re-coating,
owners are to list any cargoes that have been carried in those tanks, pumps
and lines after the new/re-coating, otherwise subject to the above. In
addition, owners must furnish with their offer a copy of a survey
certificate from a FOSFA-approved surveyor, dated not more than six months
prior to the offer date, attesting that the vessel (all tanks, whether or
not new/re-coated) is in compliance with FOSFA requirements for the carriage
of edible oils.
5.3. For lighterage vessels only: If owners cannot provide information on
immediate prior cargoes at the time of offer, offeror shall acknowledge that
they will not be permitted to utilize any lighterage vessel that has not
been inspected and approved prior to loading by a FOSFA-approved surveyor at
the load and/or discharge port. Any time lost at load and/or disports for
inspection or other delays in providing suitable lighterage vessel to be at
6. Laydays / canceling dates.
November 15 - 30, 2002 any ten days at charterers' option to be declared
upon fixing vessel.
Offers with canceling dates beyond the canceling date specified above will
not be considered.
Vessel shall give a minimum 14 days notice of ETA load port/range. The 14
day preadvice must be received by charterer's agent no later than 11:00 AM
(Washington DC time) on the business day it is given. Preadvice received
after that time will count as received on the next business day. Notice
shall include name of vessel, description, ETA Load port/range with
declared tonnage to be loaded. Said notice also to state the last three
cargoes that were on board the vessel.
Vessel shall load at 1 to 3 safe berth(s) each 1 to 2 safe U.S. ports.
Owners should take note that offers which do not provide for three (3)
berths at load port may not be successfully matched with commodity
Vessel shall discharge at 1 to 2 Safe Berths, Maputo, Mozambique. Vessel is
solely responsible for arriving at the discharge port and berth with a safe
and acceptable draft and within acceptable vessel size restrictions.
10.1. Freight rate shall be quoted in U.S. dollars basis full or part cargo
per metric ton and basis free in/vessel discharge 1 load to 1 discharge
port. Extra freight shall be specified for each additional load port(s) if
used. Offers requiring additional charges for additional load or discharge
berths will not be considered.
10.2. Premiums for additional load ports will be considered in determining
lowest landed costs in those situations when commodities are likely to be
loaded at more than one port. If owner intends to lighten, the offer should
specify the cost of lighterage whether partial or full lighterage. If
lighterage is not performed and vessel(s) discharge directly at berth, USDA
will deduct the cost of lighterage from the ocean freight.
11. Freight payment.
Freight is payable by CCC when the vessel and cargo have arrived at the
first or sole discharge port. For complete detail of the documentation
required for freight payment, please refer to the VEGOILVOY charter party
proforma Part I, H. 1. Clause and note provisions regarding payment by
All shifting costs between berths at loading and discharging ports and from
anchorage to load/discharge berths shall be for owners' account. Time not
Free In / Vessel Discharge.
14. Load rate.
Cargo to be pumped into the vessel at the rate of 150 MT per running hour,
15. Discharge rate.
The vessel shall pump the cargo out at the rate of 80 MT per running hour if
discharging into shore tanks or 60 MT per running hour if discharging into
trucks. Rates are WWDSHINC.
Laytime is non-reversible. Offers shall specify the demurrage rate
applicable at loading. Offers shall also specify the demurrage and despatch
rates at discharge. Discharge despatch shall be at half the discharge
17. Completion of loading.
Master and or owner and or agent shall send a Sailing Notice to Partenaire,
Fax number, (703) 465-9118. Said notice to state, vessel name, flag,
quantity on board in Metric Tons, stowed in tank numbers, Bill of lading
date and loaded draft of vessel ETA Maputo.
18. Offer specifications.
18.1. Only firm offers of named vessels with full particulars and which are
responsive to this IFB will be considered. U.S. flag offers subject open are
acceptable provided the subject is lifted by 11:00 AM October 22, 2002.
Non-U.S. flag subject open will not be considered.
18.2. The performing vessel and any lighterage vessels utilized must comply
with the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association Ltd (FOSFA)
"Operational procedures for all ships engaged in the ocean and short sea
carriage and transshipment of oils and fats for edible and oleo-chemical
use", hereinafter "FOSFA OPS" except as modified elsewhere herein and in
the proforma charter party.
18.3. Offers are encouraged to provide all relevant information such as:
Vessel's name, flag, owners full style, Built date, DWAT, cubics, LOA, beam,
draft, speed, tanks/flanges/pumps/reducers, class, whether full of part
cargo and if part cargo with complete details on completion cargoes and
itinerary, vessel's present position, itinerary and ETA, freight, demurrage
18.4. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC) may not be employed to
carry U.S. or foreign flag shipments.
Foreign flag vessels shall not be older than 25 years. Any extra insurance
on cargo incurred owing to vessel's age, type, class, flag or ownership to
be for owners' account. In the case of U.S. flag vessels, such extra
insurance will be limited to the maximum obtainable in the New York market.
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.
21. ISM Code.
Owners guarantee that this vessel complies fully with the International
Safety Management (ISM) Code, if required, and is in possession of a valid
document of compliance and safety management certificate and will remain so
for the entirety of her employment under this charter party. Owners are to
provide charterers with satisfactory evidence of compliance if required to
do so and to remain fully responsible for any and all consequences resulting
directly or indirectly from any matter arising in connection with this
vessel and the ISM Code.
22. Substandard vessels.
Section 408 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998, Public Law 105-383
(46 USC Par. 2302(e)), establishes effective January 1, 1999, with respect
to non-US flag vessels and operators/owners, that substandard vessels and
vessels operated by operators/owners of substandard vessels are prohibited
from the carriage of government impelled (preference) cargoes for up to one
year after such substandard determination has been published electronically.
As the cargo advertised in this IFB is a government impelled (preference)
cargo, offerors must warrant that vessel(s) and owners/operators are not
disqualified to carry such government impelled (preference) cargo.
23. Terms for U.S. Flag vessels only.
23.1. Vessels offered subject to MARAD approval will not be considered. If
MARAD approval of vessel is required, same must be obtained before
submission of offers. Offers of U.S. flag vessels will not be considered if
the vessel operator had not provided MARAD with the vessel cost prior to
submission of offer.
23.2. U.S. flag offers are deemed to accept that (1) approved freight rate
will be reduced to no higher than the MARAD fair and reasonable rate in the
event that the approved vessel (including tug and/or barge) is substituted
by a lower cost vessel and (2) for vessels loading less than a full cargo,
the less than full cargo freight rate will be subject to a reduction to meet
any revised MARAD freight rate guide line due to vessel loading other
23.3. U.S. flag vessels over 15 years old must offer an alternative freight
rate to be applicable in the event that the vessel is either scrapped or
vessel ownership transferred to another owner after discharge at destination
but prior to its return to the United States.
24. General conditions (applying to all offers).
24.1. Offers shall be submitted only by sealed envelope or fax at the
address shown in section 25. U.S. and foreign flag offers shall be opened
and read in public and no negotiation is permitted. Late offers and phone
offers will not be accepted.
24.2. Bonds. All offers shall be accompanied by a certified check for USD
10,000. Checks of unsuccessful bidders will be available after awards have
been made. Checks of successful bidders shall be retained until completion
of loading as a performance bond, which shall not be construed as
liquidation of damages in the event of non-performance.
24.3. Copies of the VEGOILVOY Proforma charter party and the IFB are
available at the office of the charterers' agent (address below). The IFB
and Proforma charter party can also be downloaded from charterers' agent web
24.4. Fixtures are subject to USDA and charterers approval.
24.5. Offers shall contain the name/telephone number (office/home) of the
24.6. 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 considered.
25. Address for submitting offers.
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 104
(Court House Metro Station, Colonial Village Exit)
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: (703) 465-9118
Phone (703) 465-0095 (For info only)