EX-10.29 33 dex1029.htm PHOSPHATE CHARTER-PARTY AGREEMENT Phosphate Charter-Party agreement

Exhibit 10.29

CONFIDENTIAL PORTIONS OF THIS EXHIBIT HAVE BEEN OMITTED AND FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION UNDER A CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUEST, PURSUANT TO RULE 406 OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND RULE 24b-2 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED. THE REDACTED TERMS HAVE BEEN MARKED IN THIS EXHIBIT AT THE APPROPRIATE PLACE WITH THREE ASTERISKS [***].

PHOSPHATE CHARTER-PARTY

(AFRICANPHOS 1950)

(Layout 1987)

Oslo, July 30, 2007

1. Owners

Baumarine AS, Oslo

 

 

2. Charterers

Mississippi Phosphates Corporation

3. Vessel’s name

As per Clause 6

 

 

 

 

 

4. GRT (Clause 1)

 

  5. NRT (Clause 1)
 

6. DWAT (Clause 1)

 

  7. Flag (Clause 1 )
8. Present situation  

9. Laydays

As per Clause 7

 

10. Cancelling date

As per Clause 7

 

11 . Port of loading

1 SP/1 SB Casablanca or Jorf Lasfar, port at Charterers’ option, to be declared latest 72 hours prior ETA

 

12. Loading rate

As per Clause 14

 

 

 

 

13. Loading costs

[***]

 

14. Demurrage rate (load.)

As per Clause 19

 

15. Port of discharge

1 SP/1 SB Pascagoula, where vessel’s draft on arrival not to exceed thirty-eight feet (38’) brackish water

 

16. Discharge rate

As per Clause 26

 

 

 

   

17. Demurrage rate (disch.)

As per Clause 30

 

18. Cargo (minimum/maximum quantity, exact quantity in Master’s option)

As per Clauses 3 and 5

19. Freight/payment/payee

As per Clause 4

20. Brokerage

[***]% address commission to Mississippi Phosphates Corporation

[***]% to Trademar Inc.

21 . Advance notices to Shippers

“PHOSPHATE CASABLANCA”

See Clause 8

 

22. Sailing telegram and ETA notice (disch.)

As per Clause 8

23. Agents

As per Clause 46

 

    MISSISSIPPI PHOSPHATES CORPORATION
THE OWNERS     THE CHARTERERS

/s/ Illegible

   

/s/Robert E. Jones

BAUMARINE AS     Robert E. Jones:
    Chief Executive Officer


RIDER CLAUSES TO THE CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT

DATED OSLO, JULY 30, 2007

 

1. Subject of Contract

It is agreed between the party mentioned in box 1 as Owners/Disponent Owners of the motor vessels described in Clause 6 and the party mentioned as Charterers in box 2 that the said vessels, being tight, staunch and strong and in every way fitted for the voyage shall proceed to the port stated in box 11 and there load a cargo of phosphate rock in bulk, not exceeding what she can reasonable stow and carry over and above her tackle, apparel, provisions, bunkers and equipment as stated in Clause 5. The vessel so loaded shall proceed with all possible despatch to the port indicated in box 15, and there deliver her cargo (see also Cl. 20).

 

2. Duration

12 total cargoes. One lifting per month January/December 2008 (both inclusive).

 

3. Cargo

Owners will provide vessels to carry Charterers cargo requirements between the loading and discharge ports referred to in Clause 1 of phosphate rock per year.

 

4. Ocean Freight

USD [***] per metric ton, on Bill of Lading quantity, F.I.O.S.T., 100% payable within five (5) business days after signing and releasing original Bills of Lading marked “Freight payable as per Charter Party”. Freight deemed earned as cargo loaded on board, discountless and non-returnable, ship and/or cargo lost or not lost.

 

5. Liftings

Liftings to be fairly evenly spread, in quantities of 52.000—54.000 Metric Tons, 10 per cent more or less at Owners’ option, of phosphate rock in bulk (stowage about 28 CUFT).

 

6. Vessel’s Description

Baumarine AS owned, controlled, time or voyage chartered vessels, single deck, bulk carriers, panamax type, performing vessel to be max 25 years of age. Any extra insurance premium on the cargo (and/or freight in the case of freight advances) borne by Charterers by reason of the age of the vessel exceeding 20 years, her nationality or class, shall be for Owners account and the amount thereof deducted from the freight, but said insurance premium not to exceed the New York market. Furthermore the vessel shall have no obstructions in holds and will be suitable for grab discharge.

 

7. Nomination Clause

Charterers to nominate each cargo 15 days prior to first day of laycan with a 7 days spread. Owners to nominate performing vessel or “substitute” latest 10 days after receipt of nomination. Nomination to include Charterers questionnaire (herewith enclosed as Appendix A). Owners right to substitute performing vessel with a similar size and position up to 5 days prior E.T.A.

 

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7. Nomination Clause (cont.)

It is understood that time is of the essence and that failure by Owners to meet the laydays required by Charterers may lead to stoppages at Charterers production plant at Pascagoula, and, subject to Clause 49, Owners will be responsible for any loss incurred as a direct consequence of an unavoidable stoppage at the plant caused solely by Owners failure to meet the laydays. In such event, Charterers will provide Owners with sufficient and reasonable documentation detailing said losses. The parties, however, are to coordinate the actual scheduling closely and should circumstances warrant, may enter into special agreements regarding early/late arrival.

 

8. Notices

 

A. Before leaving last discharging port and at the latest three days before arrival at loading port, the Master shall telegraph to agents/shippers at load port stated in Box 21/ Clause 10, stating Vessel’s probable date of arrival there, failing which Shippers are to be allowed 24 hours extra for loading. It is in the interest of Owners and Shippers (acting as vessel’s agents) that the Master and/or agents should radio to Shippers approximately 24 hours before arrival of vessel at loading port, confirming the date and approximate time at which she will arrive, stating if she needs bunkers and, if possible, the quantity required and name of the suppliers. It is compulsory that such notice, together with all information regarding eventual remittance of funds or transfers, or openings of bank credits, must specify the vessel’s name, otherwise Shippers must decline all responsibility in case of incomplete information.

 

B. Notices Loadport

10/7/5 days and 72/48/24 hours notice before arrival at loading port or at least before leaving last discharge port, and at the latest 3 days before arrival load port, Master to give his cargo plan as above in his first notice.

24 hours before arrival load port, notice to be given Shippers, Phosphate Casablanca—Telex 25987 or 25095, confirming date and time of arrival with copy to agents Globe Marine, Baumarine and Trademar.

Notices to be sent to:

Shippers:

Phosphate Casablanca (OCP) for 72/48/24 hours pre-arrival notices:

E-mail: traffic@ocpgroup.ma, agence@ocpgroup.ma

Agents load port: EUR Globe Marine

Trademar Mr. Torp

E-mail: trademar@verizon.net

Fax: 00 1215 665 1929

 

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Baumarine AS, Oslo

E-mail: operations@klaveness.com

Notices Discharge Port

On sailing load port master to send time/date sailed, quantity lifted, load plan, ETA Pascagoula and estimated brackish water arrival draft.

Thereafter updated ETA Pascagoula to be given, to same parties as above, 10/7/5/3/2/1 days prior arrival, with any change in vessel’s draft.

It is of utmost importance that vessel submit to discharge port agent with 10 days ETA notice a full discharge rotation plan based on 2 discharging legs working simultaneously, one discharge leg working holds 1-2-3 and the other discharge leg working holds 5-6-7. Copy to Baumarine and Trademar. If after loading phosphate rock, vessel calls at one or more ports, Charterers to be immediately informed, stating the reason and the maximum duration of the call, even if this call is made for bunkering purposes.

Notices to be sent to:

Agents discharge port - Barwil Agencies

Trademar EUR Mr. Torp

E-mail: trademar@verizon.net/Fax: 00 1 215 665 1929

Baumarine AS, Oslo

E-mail: operations@klaveness.com

 

C. If berth congested on vessel’s arrival loading, vessel to tender at nearest point allowed by Port Authorities. Otherwise, time to commence as per Charter Party, whether in berth or not, whether in port or not, whether in free pratique or not, whether customs cleared or not. If, however, vessel fails to clear customs or free pratique for any reason related to Vessel/Owners failure to meet conditions in accordance with customs of the port(s), then laytime not to commence until such time as Owners remedy same and thence tender to become effective and time to count as per Charter Party.

 

D. If berth is congested on vessel’s arrival at discharging port, vessel to tender at nearest point allowed by port authorities. Cable notice to be considered written notice.

 

9. Completion Clause

The Vessel shall not load any goods other than those stipulated by the present Charter Party.

 

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10. Agency at loading port

The Vessel shall be consigned for her phosphate rock cargo and customs business to the Shippers stated in box 21.

Casablanca

Globe Marine S.A

34, Avenue Hassan Seghir

Tel : 212 22 3199 62/212 22 31 99 64

Fax : 212 22 31 81 22

Telex : 45948

E-mail: globemarine@globemarine.ma

In charge EUR Mr. Ayadi

 

11. Expenses at loading port

Vessel to pay all customary dues and port expenses, all tolls (“peage”) dues at the rates ruling on the day of signing Bills of Lading, as well as other charges customarily paid by the vessel. Owners shall pay in cash all their disbursements including amounts due by them under Clauses 19. If the total port expenses, excluding Owners own matters and despatch deposit, exceed USD [***] any excess is for Charterers account.

 

12. Loading Turn

The vessel will be loaded in turn not exceeding 24 hours, Sundays and legal or local Holidays included, counting from 7 am or 1 pm after the vessel is in free pratique and Master having given written notice to Shippers of readiness to load between usual office hours 7-12 AM/ 2-6 PM. If berth is occupied, vessel is allowed to give notice by cable which to be considered written notice. See Clause 8 C.

 

13. Cost of Loading

The cargo to be loaded and spout trimmed into the vessel’s holds by Shippers/Charterers, [***] to Owners. Levelling or any other special trimming required by the Master, to be at Owners’ risk and expense.

 

14. Daily rate of loading

The rate for loading to be 10.000 Metric Tons per weather working day of 24 consecutive hours, Saturdays after 1 pm, Sundays, local and legal Holidays excepted. The vessel will be loaded in the customary manner alongside the wharf reserved to Shippers at the berth indicated by them and according to their orders.

They shall have the right to load by all the hatches of the holds which are to receive cargo without interruption by nights as well as by day.

 

15. Time counting at loading port

Laytime to commence on expiry of turn according to Clause 12 or, if there is not turn, at 1 pm if the vessel complies with the prescribed conditions before noon, and at 7 am on

 

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the following day if she complies with said conditions after noon, the Master or his representative having advised the Shippers in writing (See Clause 8 C) that he is ready to load and that the vessel, being in free pratique, has occupied the berth indicated by the Shippers. Legal and local holidays, each being considered a day of 24 hours, and the time between 1 pm on Saturdays and 7 am on Mondays shall not count as laytime, but if the loading proceeds during these periods or before laytime commences, only half time employed shall be deducted from the time saved for the calculation of despatch money. If necessary, vessel’s holds shall be cleaned at vessel’s expense before loading commences. Owners to shift/warp vessel under the loading spout as requested by Shippers at Owners’ risk. All time occupied in shifting berths at Shippers’ request shall count as laytime. Time allowed will be calculated based on the Bill of Lading weight expressed in metric tons. Days to be weather working days of 24 consecutive hours, portions pro rata Force Majeure excepted. The Master is to facilitate the rapid loading of his vessel by all means on board. Vessels shall leave the loading berth as soon as loading is completed. If Master is required to do so failing which Owners are to indemnify Shippers for time so lost at the demurrage rate stipulated in box 14. Any delays which may be attributed to the vessel or her crew or special trimming not to count as laytime or time on demurrage. Laytime non reversible.

 

16. Strike and Force Majeure at loading port

Should loading rendered impossible in consequence of a strike or lockout or any cause of Force Majeure beyond the Shippers’ control, latter to give written notice to Owners (eventually by telegram) latest on receipt of the telegraphic notice stipulated in Clause 8 A. If vessel has already telegraphed this preliminary notice, Shippers shall notify her of the case of Force Majeure as soon as this is known to them. Any time before vessel’s arrival at loading port or before loading commences, Owners may notify shipper of their intention to cancel the present lifting. This cancelling is to become effective if within 48 running hours, following the receipt of this notification Shippers have not declared that they maintain the lifting. In case the lifting should be maintained , the time shall count as stipulated by this Charter Party notwithstanding the invocation of the case of Force Majeure. At any time during the interruption of the loading owing to Force Majeure, Shippers to have the option of cancelling the lifting by giving 48 running hours notice to the master or Owners. If the vessel has started loading, the Master to have the option of sailing with the quantity loaded 48 running hours after the interruption of the loading through Force Majeure, unless, before expiration of this delay, Shippers maintain the lifting, the time counting notwithstanding the case of Force Majeure invoked. Should the vessel sail with a part cargo, she is to have the option to complete for her own benefit, according the terms of Clause 9. freight to be settled on quantity delivered according to Clause 4 and Owners and Charterers to share the loss incurred by Owners, if any.

It is understood that if Force Majeure is implemented, this is restricted to the nominated voyage.

 

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17. Laydays and cancelling dates

Vessel is not to tender to load for the cargo prior to commencement of the respective lay-days. Laydays not to commence before the date indicated in accordance with Clause 7, unless with Charterers consent, latter have the option of cancelling the relevant voyage if the vessel has not arrived and is not ready to load before midnight on the date indicated in accordance with Clause 7.

 

18. Draft at loading port

Charterers guarantee that vessels can arrive, load and sail from the loading port/berth with a draft of:

At Casablanca : 38’ saltwater

At Jorf Lasfar : 45’ salt water

Vessel might have to stop loading during low tide but will complete loading and sail on high tide with above mentioned drafts.

 

19. Demurrage and Despatch money at loading port

Demurrage, if any, to be paid to Owners by Charterers at the rate indicated here below, (portions pro-rata):

For Vessels over 72.000 MT DW [***].

For Vessels between 72.000 and 69.000 MT DW [***].

For Vessels less than 69.000 MT DW [***].

For all laytime saved Owners to pay in cash to Charterers despatch money at half demurrage rate per day (portions pro-rata) it is understood that despatch money will only be calculated on time saved after expiration of the actual turn, if any (See Clause 27).

 

20. Putting in at port(s)

If after loading her phosphate rock in bulk cargo the vessel calls at one or more ports, the Master shall immediately inform Charterers by telegram stating the reason and the maximum duration of the call, even if this call is made for bunkering purposes.

 

21. Signing of loading documents

In case of dispute on the interpretation of the above clauses, master to sign papers or official documents as presented to him by Shippers, in as many copies as required by them in respect of all or part of the cargo on board, endorsing his objections on such documents.

 

22. Agency and expenses at discharging port

Vessel to be addressed for customs business to the Agents indicated in Clause 46 on usual terms and to pay all customary dues and port charges. If any extraordinary

 

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increase in such dues and port charges, Charterers will review same with Owners to reach equitable sharing of same (see also Clause 52).

 

23. Particular average

All damage to vessel or cargo shall be immediately notified to the Charterers or their Agents by the Master in writing; he shall also allow Charterers or their Agents access to all papers or official documents which might enable them to protect their rights with their underwriters.

 

24. Discharging turn

At discharge port, the notice of readiness shall be given on all seven (7) day of the week, any time day or night, Sundays and holidays included.

 

25. Cost of discharge

Charterers stevedores to discharge the vessel free of expenses to the vessel. If any cargo is loaded in the “deep tanks” or in places inaccessible to grabs, any extra discharging expenses resulting therefrom to be for Owners’ account. Vessel to be machine shovel clean, Sweeping, if required by Master, to be for Owners’ time and expenses.

Furthermore if hold No.4 is also loaded because same requested by the Owners/class the shifting costs to be for Charterers’ account and time to count.

 

26. Daily rate of discharging

Discharge at average 14.000 Metric Tons per weather working day of 24 consecutive hours, Sundays Holidays included.

For the purpose of calculating laytime, the cargo is to be discharged at the average rate indicated above per weather working day of 24 consecutive hours (portions pro-rata).

The vessel to deliver her cargo alongside any wharf, quay or jetty, afloat or in any dock, or into lighters (if this method of discharging is usual), as ordered by Charterers or their Agents on vessel’s arrival. Charterers to have the right of working by day and by night without interruption, by all hatches or holds containing cargo.

Vessel is to be suitable for grab discharge.

 

27. Time counting at discharging port

Laytime to commence on the commencement of discharging not exceeding 24 hours after tendering notice of readiness. Time shifting from an anchorage to the discharge berth not to be included in the 24 hours period. Discharging time will be calculated on bill of Lading weight, delays which may be attributed to the vessel on her crew, are not to count as laytime or time on demurrage. Owners to shift/warp/ turn vessel, if necessary, at Owners’ risk, time and expenses.

 

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28. Strike and force Majeure Clause at discharging port

Time shall not count during which discharging is hindered, delayed or stopped by reason of strikes, lockouts, disturbances, requisitions, intervention of constituted authorities, quarantine, accidents, fire, floods, ice or other cases of Force Majeure.

The same will apply to all delays caused by the vessel or her crew or by any other cause beyond the control of the Charterers.

 

29. Draft at discharging port

Charterers guarantee that vessels can at all times safely arrive, discharge and sail from the discharge port/berth with a draft of 38 feet brackish water.

 

30. Demurrage and Despatch money at discharging port

Demurrage, if any, to be paid to Owners by Charterers at the rate indicated here below, (portions pro-rata):

For Vessels over 72.000 MT DW [***].

For Vessels between 72.000 and 69.000 MT DW [***].

For Vessels less than 69.000 MT DW [***].

For all laytime saved Owners to pay in cash to Charterers despatch money at half demurrage rate per day (portions pro-rata) it is understood that despatch money will only be calculated on time saved after expiration of the actual turn, if any (See Clause 27).

 

31. Lien on cargo

Owners or their Agents have a lien on the cargo for the freight, deadfreight and/or demurrage.

 

32. Liability

Charterers’ liability for non-performance of any single voyage shall not exceed the amount of freight, deadfreight and demurrage.

 

33. General average

All claims for general average to be settled in new York according to the York/ Antwerp Rules 1990 and its latest amendments.

 

34. Extra Insurance

Any extra insurance premium on the cargo (and/or freight in the case of freight advances) borne by Charterers by reason of the age of the vessel exceeding 20 years, her nationality or class, shall be for owners account and the amount thereof deducted from the freight, but said insurance premium not to exceed the New York market. See also Clause 6.

 

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35. Governing Law

This Charter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with he law of the State of New York and should any dispute arise out of this Charter the Matter in dispute shall be resolved by litigation in the federal District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

36. Brokerage

A brokerage on the gross amount of freight, eventual dead freight and demurrage is payable by the Owners, such commission being due ship lost or not lost, as per box 20.

 

37. Overtime

overtime to be for account of party ordering same, if ordered by port authorities, same to be for Charterers’ account. Officers and crew overtime always for Owners’ account.

 

38. Shore Labour

Shore winchmen, if any, to be for Charterers’ account.

 

39. Opening and closing of hatches

Before tendering Notice of Readiness at loading and discharging ports, (unless N.O.R. given by cable), vessel to have hatches open and ready to work, weather permitting Master to close hatches when the weather is wet or threatening and in such cases, time not to count as laytime unless otherwise ordered by Charterers or its representatives as well as after finishing loading and discharging each day, and also to open same prior to resumption of loading and discharging. These operations to be carried out by ship’s crew free of expense to the Charterers, where local labour regulations permit.

 

40. Use of bulldozers

At discharging port, Charterers privilege to use bulldozers and/or front end loaders in holds for discharging, and vessel’s crew to assist in loading and discharging same free of expenses to Charterers, provided local labour regulations permit.

 

41. Protective Clauses

This Charter is subject to the following clauses all of which are to be included in all bills of Lading issued hereunder:

 

  - New Both to Blame Collision Clause
    New Jason Clause
  - Clauses Paramount
  - P. and I. Bunker Clause
    War Risks Clauses

 

42. Stevedores damage

Stevedore damage at load port., if any, to be settled directly between Owners and stevedores. Charterers to assist Owners to reach settlement with stevedores.

 

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Stevedores damage at discharging port, if any, to be settled between Owners and Charterers.

 

43. Certificates

 

  (1) Owners warrant that throughout the currency of this Charter they will provide the vessel with the following certificates:

 

  (a) Certificates issued pursuant to the Civil Liability Convention 1969 (C.L.C.)

 

  (b) Certificates issued pursuant to Section 311(p) of the U. S. Federal water pollution Control Act as amended (Title 33 U.S. Code section 1351 (P))

 

 

(2)

In the event that solely due to the requirements of U.S. Coast Guard Rules on Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFR) in effect as per 28th December 1997 it becomes uneconomical for Owners to continue to perform their obligations under this Charter, then Owners may cancel the Charter upon three months’ written notice to Charterers, but not earlier than 28th December 1997. However, notice of cancellation shall not be given until Charterers are first given a reasonable opportunity to amend this Charter by absorbing a higher freight rate attributable to the COFR requirements.

 

  (3) Owners warrant vessel’s cargo gear and all other equipment shall comply with the regulations of the countries in which vessel will be employed, including ILA Convention #32, which statutory in the U.S.A. under Public Law 85-742, Part 9 (Safety and Health Regulation for Longshoring) and Owners to insure that the vessel is at all times in possession of valid and up-to date certificates of efficiency. Any delays resulting from failure to comply with the foregoing shall be for Owners’ account and any time lost thereby not to count as laytime or time on demurrage. All extra expenses incurred incidental to, and resulting from failure to comply with the foregoing shall be for Owners’ account. Charterers’ privilege to appoint independent surveyors to verify gear workability for the trade, at Charterers’ time and expense, if however, the gear fails inspection, expenses to be for Owners’ time and account.

 

  (4) From the date of coming into force of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code in relation to the vessel and thereafter during the currency of this Charter party, the Owners shall procure that both the vessel and the “Company” (as defined by the ISM Code) shall comply with the requirements of the ISM CODE. Upon request the Owners shall provide a copy of the relevant document of compliance (DOC) and Safety Management Certificate (SMC) to the Charterers. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter Party, loss, damage, expenses or delay caused by failure on the part of the Owners of the “Company” to comply with the I.S.M. Code shall be for Owners’ account.

 

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44. Night Work

Charterers to have the privilege of working nights, Sundays and Holidays included. Owners to supply, free of expense to Charterers, lights for night work as on board.

 

45. Bilges

Owners warrant that vessel’s bilge are free of all residue and shall remain in full working order during the currency of the voyage. Owners further warrant that vessel’s bilge shall be pumped regularly throughout the voyage and Master shall keep a sounding book as a record of such pumping, which shall be patent to the Charterers at their request.

 

46. Agents

Loading port Agents:

Globe Marine S.A

34, Avenue Hassan Seghir

Casablanca

Tel: 212 22 31 99 62/212 22 31 99 64
Fax: 212 22 31 81 22
Tlx: 45948

E-mail: globemarine(at)globemarine.ma

In charge EUR Mr. Ayadi.

Office Cherifien des Phosphates

Port de Jorf lasfar

B.P.118

Tel: Address :MARPHORE

Telex no. 78963 / 78964

Phone (212) 3-345230 / 345313

Agents at Discharge Port :

Barwil Agencies (NA) Inc.

107 Saint Francis Street, Suite 1804

Mobile, Al. 36602 U.S.A.

Phone: 251-433-3459
Fax: 251-433-5293

E-mail: barwil.mobile@wilhelmsen.com

If Owners are dissatisfied with Agents’ performance, they will so notify Charterers giving specific details of complaints, which Charterers will attempt to resolve with Agents. If Agents repeatedly fail to meet Owners’ reasonable performance requirements, Charterers/Owners will discuss nomination of mutually acceptable new Agents.

 

47. No disclosure

it is understood fixture to be kept private and confidential.

 

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48. Banking instructions

Charterers to remit freight to Owners Bank as follows:

 

Receiving Bank : DnB Nor, Postboks 1171 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway
Beneficiary :
Account No. : [***]
In favour of : [***]

 

49. Cancellation Clause

It is mutually agreed and understood between the parties that this Charter is based upon the agreement dated August 15, 1991 as amended between the Charterers and office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP). Neither party to this charter shall be liable for failure to perform hereunder (including, without limitation, Charterers failure to satisfy the requirements of clause 28 and box 15), due to acts of God, acts of war or public enemies or warlike operations, restraints of princes rulers and governments, fire, riots or civil commotion’s, strikes or other labor disturbances, failure of supply (including, but not limited to failure of supply by OCP under the agreement referenced above), all dangers or accidents of the sea, or any other conditions or contingencies whatsoever beyond its control, directly affecting the performance of this Charter.

Owners shall exercise due diligence in nominating vessels which they reasonably expect can meet the laydays provided for above. Owners shall not be responsible under Clause 7 for failing to meet the agreed lay-days if the delays result from causes beyond Owners’ control, such as events which result in the nominated vessel going off-hire.

If, at any time during the term hereof, Charterers determine, in its sole discretion, that due to prevailing economic conditions, it is in its best interest to suspend production at Pascagoula, and deliveries of rock to such facility, then Charterers shall have the right to do so upon written notice to Owners. During any such suspensions of production and deliveries of phosphate rock, the obligations of Charterers and Owners shall be rendered inoperative, other than the obligation of the Charterers to accept delivery of and pay freight on any lifting fixed prior to Owners’ receipt of written notice of suspension. If any suspension of production and deliveries of phosphates rock shall continue for a period longer that ninety (90) consecutive calendar days, then either party hereto shall have the right to terminate this Charter without liability or obligation to the other party. In the event Charterers resumes production and importation of phosphate rock from OCP following a suspension of production , then the term of this Charter shall be extended by the period of time that production was suspended.

 

50. Bunker Clause

Should the mean price quoted in the latest issue of Platts bunker wire prior to the Bill of Lading date of the shipment concerned exceed or fall below USD [***] of the benchmark price, the freight rate for such shipment shall be increased, respectively, decreased, by USD [***] per metric ton for every USD [***]

 

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above, respectively, below, such USD [***] variation. The Benchmark price to be USD [***] per metric ton for [***] in New Orleans.

 

51. Draft Survey

Laytime to count until completion of draft survey, except if vessel completes draft survey during hours that vessel is unable to depart from discharge berth due to non-daylight navigation restrictions of the port, thence lay-time to end on the completion of the removal of the discharge equipment.

 

52. Disbursement at Discharge Port

Any increase over and above USD 30.000 for port disbursements in Pascagoula to be for Charterers account.

 

53. Restrictions

Max 229 LOA – Draft Pascagoula 38 FT bwad (density ca 1,015-1,020).

Hold No. 4 should preferably be left empty (this due to the discharge gear at Pascagoula). (But Owners have the possibility, case by case, to load in hold No. 4)

The vessel has to arrive load port in fully ballasted condition including hold No. 4 flooded.

The ship must have max tank top to top of hatch coaming of 21 meters.

The ship must maintain 14,7 m air draft at Pascagoula during entire discharge operation.

 

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RIDER CLAUSES TO THE CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT

DATED OSLO, JULY 30, 2007

 

THE BALTIC AND INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CONFERENCE AND THE CHAMBER OF SHIPPING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM WAR RISKS CLAUSES FOR VOYAGE CHARTERS 1950 (CODE NAME: “VOYWAR 1950”)

 

  (1) In these Clauses “war risks” shall include any blockade or any action which is announced as blockade by any government or by any belligerent or by any organized body, sabotage, piracy and any actual or threatened war, hostilities, warlike operations, civil war, civil commotion, or revolution.

 

  (2) If at any time before the vessel commences loading, it appears that performance of the contract will subject the vessel or her Master and crew or her cargo to war risks at any stage of the adventure the Owners shall be entitled by letter or telegram despatched to the Charterers, too cancel the voyage.

 

  (3) The Master shall not be required to load cargo or to continue loading or to proceed on or to sign Bill(s) of Lading for any adventure on which or any port at which it appears that the vessel, her master and crew on her cargo will be subjected to war risks. In the event of the exercise by the master of his right under this Clause after part or full cargo has been loaded, the Master shall be at liberty either to discharge such cargo at the loading port or to proceed therewith. In the latter case the vessel shall have liberty other cargo for Owners’ benefit and accordingly to proceed to and load or discharge such other cargo at any port or ports whatsoever, backwards or forwards, although in a contrary direction to or out of or beyond the ordinary route. In the event of the Master electing to proceed with part cargo under this Clause freight shall in any case be payable on the quantity delivered.

 

  (4) If at the time the Master elects to proceed with part or full cargo under Clause 3, or after the vessel has left the loading port, or the last of the loading ports if more than one, it appears that further performance of the contract will subject the vessel, her Master and crew or her cargo, to war risks, the cargo shall be discharged, or if the discharge has been commenced shall be completed, at any safe port in vicinity of the port of discharge as may be ordered by the Charterers. If no such orders shall be received from the Charterers within 48 hours after the Owners have despatched a request by telegram to the Charterers for the nomination of a substitute discharging port the Owners shall be at liberty to discharge the cargo at any safe port which they may, in their discretion, decide on and such discharge shall be deemed to be due fulfillment of the contract of Affreightment. In the event of cargo being discharged at any such other port, the Owners shall be entitled to freight as if the discharge had been effected at the port or ports named in the Bill(s) of Lading , or to which the vessel may have been ordered pursuant thereto.

 

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RIDER CLAUSES TO THE CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT

DATED OSLO, JULY 30, 2007

 

  (5) (a) The vessel shall have the liberty to comply with any direction or recommendations as to loading, departure, arrival, routes, ports of call, stoppages, destination, zones, waters, discharges, delivery or in any other wise whatsoever (including any direction or recommendation not to go to the port of destination or to delay proceeding thereto or to proceed to some other port) given by any Government or by any belligerent or by any organized body acting or purporting to act as or with the authority of any government or belligerent or of any such organized body or by any committee or person having under the terms of the war risks insurance on the vessel, the right to give any such directions or recommendations. If, by reason of or in compliance with any such direction or recommendation anything is done or is not done, such shall not be deemed a deviation.

(b) If, by reason of or in compliance with any such directions or recommendations, the vessel does not proceed to the port or ports named in the Bill(s) of lading or to which she may have been ordered pursuant thereto, the vessel may proceed to any port as directed or recommended or to any safe port which the Owners in their discretion may decide on and there discharge the cargo. Such discharge shall be deemed to be due fulfillment of the contract of Affreightment.

 

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RIDER CLAUSES TO THE CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT

DATED OSLO, JULY 30, 2007

 

APPENDIX A

Charterers’ Questionnaire:

 

1. Name of the Vessel           :
2. Flag                                   :
3. Port of Registry                 :
4. Year Built                         :
5. Vessel’s Class                   :
6. Dwat on summer marks           :
7. Draft                                       :
8. LOA/Beam                             :
9. GRT/NRT                               :
10. TPC or TPI                             :
11. Geared/ Gearless                     :
12. P. and I. Club                          :
13. Call Sign/Tlx/Fax                     :
14. Holds and Hatches                  :
15. Holds capacity in Cuft.             :
16. Hatch sizes                              :
17. Type of hatchcovers                 :
18. Distance from bow to centre of hatch no. 1                           :
   Distance from centre no. 1 to centre no. 2                             :
   Distance from centre no. 2 to centre no. 3                             :
   Distance from centre no. 3 to centre no. 4                             :
   Distance from centre no. 4 to centre no. 5                             :
   Distance from centre no. 5 to centre no. 6                             :
   Distance from centre no. 6 to centre no. 7                             :

 

19. Estimated cargo intake on 10,75 m salt water                     :
20. Estimated cargo intake on 11,20 m salt water                     :
21. Distance from tank top to top of hatch coaming                  :
22. Distance from water line to top of hatch covers at hold no. 1,4 and 7 in fully (heavy) ballasted condition.
23. Cargo intake by holds with hold no. 4 empty basis 38’ bwad Pascagoula
24. Expected sailing draft to load port basis cargo intake in item 23:
25. Confirm that vessel can maintain 14,7 m airdraft at Pascagoula during entire discharge operation.
26. Vessel’s itinerary up to loadport and ETA.
27. Confirm that vessel has ISM Certificate.

 

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