1. Does SINOCEM have its own vessels?
2. Why SINOCEM is “China’s “the” cement liner to South America & West Africa” ?
3. How many days does it take for a vessel from China to reach destination ports in South America, West & Middle Africa?
It takes about 30 days for a vessel from China to reach destination ports in South America, and about 35 days to reach destination ports in West & Middle Africa.
4. What is SINOCEM’s guarenteed loading rate in Chinese ports?
- SINOCEM employs cranes with min. 20mt per lift.
5. What should be done for cement importers to achieve the target discharging rate in an African port?
- Make sure that the stevedore works in 3 shifts 24 hours around the clock including weekends and holidays because the chartering term is WWD SHINC and vessel is paid everyday including weekends and holidays!
- Get BV or SGS inspection on discharging and get a discharging report from them;
6. Who is paying the maritime insurance for the cement cargo?
7. Loading and discharging: whose responsibility?
Discharging is in full responsibility and account of the Buyer who should ensure:
- confirmation on acceptance or rejection of the performing vessel within 24 hours after receiving the full particulars and documents of the vessel;
- immediate berthing of the performing vessel upon its arrival at the nearby anchorage of the discharging port and tendering of the Notice of Readiness (NOR) by Master of the vessel;
- proper discharging rate (speed) as stipulated in the Sales Contract signed between you as Buyer with us SINOCEM as Seller. A Statement of Fact (SOF) would be signed by Master of the vessel recording the facts of the whole process of discharging. In case of discharging rate lower than the agreed rate, Buyer needs to pay Seller a DEMURRAGE as per the Sales Contract.
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