by the transferor (the Seller)，we have scheduled to hold a public bidding online（www.shipbid.net）from 16:00
to 16:30 (Beijing Time) on February 14th 2023.
1. Bidding Object:
Riser Pipes, totally 72 PCS;
Length: 75 feet;
21 inches; The steel pipe is covered with a layer of glass fiber buoyancy
block, and the diameter including the buoyancy block is 51 inches;
Single weight: 20.575 tons; Weight without
buoyancy block: 11.772 tons; Above weight is described in the technical specification, subject
to the actual;
Manufacturer: Vetco Gray;
Year of production: 2010;
Material: Alloy steel;
Location: Nan Sha Bonded Port Area, Yangfan Road, Longxue Street, Nansha District,Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
The riser pipes have been lying idle since 2015. At present, these risers are
stored in Nansha Bonded Port Area of Guangzhou, outside the customs but within
the boundary, and
in other words the risers are bonded cargo. The sellers are not responsible for
the physical condition and quality of the riser pipes. After registration for
bidding, the bidder shall be deemed to accept the current condition of the
riser pipes no matter whether they inspect the riser pipes on site or
not. The Buyer shall bear all taxes and fees related to the import and entry of the riser pipes.
information and data refer to the Riser Pipes provided in this Announcement as
well as the attachments is for reference only. If there is any discrepancy, the
actual condition while delivery shall prevail.
2. Bidding Rules
bidding will be held without a reserved price. If there is only one bidder
participating in the bidding, the bidder shall be automatically
confirmed as the Buyer upon the completion of the announcing period. If there
are two or more bidders participating in the bidding, the transfer of the Riser
Pipes will be carried out by auction. No one has the preemptive right.
starting price is CNY2.12 million, and the bidding deposit is CNY0.22million
(or USD 0.04 million). Bid increment is a multiple of CNY 0.01 million.
2.3 The bidding
time will enter into Extension Cycle since 16:25,
February 14th 2023 after the bidding officially starts. And
then the ending time will be refreshed to 5 minutes once each new bidding price
2.4 If the
Buyer pays the deposit in CNY when applying for the bidding, the deposit
shall be automatically converted as part of purchase deposit after the
bidding. If the Buyer pays the deposit in USD, the Buyer shall pay another CNY 0.22
million separately to the bidding company’s designated CNY account within 2
working days upon the completion of the bidding. The bidding company shall
return the USD deposit fully back to the Buyer within 1 working day after the
receipt of the CNY deposit.
3. Registration Requirements
Registration is available from the date of this Announcement and ends on February 14th 2023 (Beijing Time)
before the auction starts (subject to the receipt of bidding deposit, the
completion of online registration on the platform and the receipt of the
bidding number. It is recommended that bidders pay the deposit 1-2 days in
advance in order to avoid any issues). No registration will be accepted after
the deadline. After successful registration, the bidder shall be deemed to have
fully known, accepted and complied with the contents of this announcement,
bidding rules, special provisions and relevant agreements.
3.2 The time of
this auction activity shall be subject to Beijing time.
3.3 Any natural
persons, corporation and organization with full capacity for civil conduct and
legally existing in and outside the People’s Republic of China may participate
in this bidding.
3.4 The bidders shall not
subject to or affected by any sanction, embargoes, freezing provisions,
prohibitions or other restriction relating to trading, doing business,
investment, exporting, financing or making assets available (or other
activities similar to or connected with any of the foregoing) imposed by law or
regulation of the United Nations, the People's Republic of China, United States
of America and European Union against any state, natural or legal person, body
or entity and are capable of making the payments in CNY as required under this
Agreement（When registration for
bidding, the bidders shall provide supporting documents as required by the
bidding company, and supply
additional evidence after bidding as required by
the Seller and bidding company）
4. Date and Place for Inspection of the Riser Pipes
Inspection is available at Nan Sha Bonded Port Area, Yangfan Road,
Longxue Street,Nansha District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. Any
bidders intend to inspect the Riser pipes, please confirm with the bidding
company for details in advance. Any duty and expenses in relation to the
inspection shall be borne by the potential bidders. Potential bidders who fail
to participate in the on-site inspection yet complete the Registration
procedure within the prescribed inspection time shall be deemed to have recognized
and accepted the condition and defects of the Riser Pipes.
Account of Bidding Company
5.2 USD Acct:
Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market Co., Ltd.
Address: 6th Floor, Zhoushan Bulk Commodity Exchange Center, No.555
Rd, Lincheng Zhoushan Zhejiang Province, P.R.China
l Account No. :
(Beneficiary Bank): HZCBCN2HZSB
Bank: Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd, Zhoushan Branch
Bank Address: No.619, Dingshen Road, Ganghang Building B Zone,
city, Zhejiang Prov. P.R. China
Reference: Riser Pipes
Mr. Zhou：+86 18058087036
Mr. Zhang：+86 18058087022
Shipping Exchange Market Co., Ltd.
Article 1 Bidding Rules is made by relevant laws, regulations and policies of the People's Republic of China and with Shipbid practical situations, to standardize the bidding behaviors, maintain an open, fair and equal transaction order, and protect legitimate rights and interests for all the parties involved.
Article 2 The Transaction Rules of the ship bidding (hereafter to be referred as bidding) is suitable for standardizing all the online bidding behaviors. All the parties involved should abide by the Rules and bear legal responsibilities for their own behaviors.Disputes, if any, shall be settled by the parties through friendly negotiation. If the negotiation fails,parties concerned may file a lawsuit with the people's court where the auction organizer (Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market Co.,Ltd) is located.
Article 3 All legal persons or organizations that exist legally can participate in the bidding only if they have the qualifications of the auction announcement except those provided by laws and regulations.
Article 4 The auction information including videos, pictures and written introductions offered by the Seller will be uploaded through the Shipbid system after verified by the auctioneer.
The Seller shall take all the legal responsibilities and economic losses if he provides with fake information.
Article 5 The bidders couldn’t participate in the bidding activities until they register as the buyers through the Shipbid system.
The username and passwords should be kept safely. If forgotten, bidders could retrieve through the Shipbid system. And if divulged, bidders should login in time to change the passwords.
Article 6 Before submitting the application for the bidding, the bidders should carefully read the auction announcement, ship’s information, transaction rules and other relevant documents, then login the Shipbid system to fill in true and effective information as required.
Article 7 The bidders should submit the applications in accordance with the auction announcement before the Shipbid starts.If legal personalities, natural persons and other organizations need joint-bidding, they should fill in related information and the proportion of capital contribution of each party as required and sign the Joint Bidding Statement.
Article 8 The bidders apply on the Shipbid system by themselves, and pay the deposit either on line or offline. One deposit is only for one lot. And if the bidders want to bid several ships at the same time, corresponding deposits are required.
The bidders are entitled to bid only if the deposit fully paid to the nominated account (based on the arrival time of the deposit ）within the required time. The bidders shall not be eligible for bidding if the deposit is delayed or not fully paid on time.
Article 9 The bidding shall be conducted with time limit. Qualified bidders can participate in the bidding. The initial offer shall not be lower than the starting price and each offer shall be no less than the specified bid increment.
If it is an auction with reserve price, “YES” will be revealed in the system. Otherwise it will display “NULL”.
Article 10 The bidder shall make a cautious bid, and the offer will be irrevocable once submitted.
Article 11 The last limited time of the Shipbid is FIVE (5) minutes. If there is a new bid within 5 minutes countdown, another 5 minutes will be set.
No new offers would be accepted after the final countdown, and the bidding history will be revealed.
Article 12 Once there is/are (a) bidder offer(s) in the Shipbid, the target bidder (hereinafter called the Buyer) shall be confirmed in accordance with the following rules
(1) Where there is no reserve price, the highest bidder would be the Buyer.
(2)Where there is a reserve price, the bidder with the highest offer and not lower than the reserve price would be the Buyer; If the highest offer is lower than the reserve price, the bidding will be pass.
When the time for the bidding is over, the bidding system will be automatically closed.
Article 13 The Buyer should confirm his qualification with the enterprise or individual valid certification to the auctioneer within 2 working days after the bidding. After verification and confirmation, the Buyer should sign the Purchase Confirmation. If the buyer fails to sign the Auction Transaction Confirmation for reasons, the auction result shall not be affected.
If the buyer fails to pass the qualification due to submitting false registration materials, the bidding result is invalid or the buyer breaches the contract, he shall pay the bidding service fee of both the buyers and the sellers; If the price of the re-auction is lower than the transaction amount, the buyer must make up the difference.
Article 14 If the bidding is completed, but the transaction is suspended or terminated, if there is a dispute between the buyer and the seller, the auction deposit shall be properly kept by Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market until it is paid according to the settlement agreement between the two parties or the effective court judgment or the ruling of the arbitration institution.
Article 15 The payment of balance shall be remitted to the nominated account in time according to the Purchase Confirmation.
Article 16 The Buyer should sign the Sale and Purchase Contract by the Purchase Confirmation with the seller within the required time and make relevant transaction procedures.
Article 17 After paying the balance, the Buyer himself should handover the lot and manage the transaction procedures in time. If the Buyer fails to manage within required time, he himself should pay the costs caused by the delay and afford the consequences of possible damage or losses.
Article 18 The Buyer himself should register the lot and bear all relevant expenses occurred according to the regulations and policies during the transaction procedures.
Article 19 The bidding currency is CNY. Both the starting price and purchase price do not include the expenses and taxes occurred during transaction procedures.
Article 20 If the bidder obstruct others to bid, manipulate or monopoly the bidding price, or make malicious collusion, the auction will be cancelled once above behaviors are found, and relevant legal responsibility will be borne by the bidder.
Article 21 If the bidder cannot normally login the Shipbid system to apply, offer or bid because of following reasons such as virus invasion, hardware failure, network congestion or passwords forgotten and divulge, etc., he himself should bear the consequences and the bidding will not be suspended.
Article 22 The auctioneer reserves the right to suspend or withdraw the bidding before it starts according to the laws and regulations.
Article 23 The auctioneer reserves the right to suspend or withdraw the bidding if force majeure or accident has caused the online auction to fail.
Article 24 The seller and the auctioneer shall not bear any responsibility for the abnormal service of the website or the interruption of the auction activity due to force majeure or any third party. After that, the auctioneer will issue a supplementary announcement and explain the reasons for the interruption. A new auction announcement will be issued until the website service returns to normal, and the online auction will be organized and completed according to the new auction announcement.
Article 25 These rules are general rules for online auction transactions of ships. In case of any conflict with the announcement or agreement of a single item, the terms of a single item shall prevail.
Article 26 If the bidding announcement, additional provision, inspection report or technical status report of the subject object is described and publicized in Chinese and English (or other languages), in case of contradiction or inconsistency, The Chinese version shall prevail.
Article 27 If the person with the right of preemption participates in the bidding, he/she shall submit legal and effective certificates to the auctioneer before the auction begins. After the auctioneer confirms the qualification, he/she can obtain the right of preemption to participate in the bidding. If he/she fails to submit within the time limit, he/she shall be deemed to have given up the right of preemption of the subject matter.
Article 28 The time concerned in the bidding all depends on Shipbid system service time, except the deposit arriving time which depending on the bank recording time. All the time of information arriving is subject to the time when the information received by Shipbid.
Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market Co Ltd is responsible for the interpretation of the Rules.
1. This additional provision is a supplement to the bidding announcement and rules, which has the same legal effect.
2. Bidding Object:
Riser Pipes, totally 72 PCS;
Length: 75 feet;
Diameter: 21 inches; The steel pipe is covered with a layer of glass fiber buoyancy block, and the diameter including the buoyancy block is 51 inches;
Single weight: 20.575 tons; Weight without buoyancy block: 11.772 tons; Above weight is described in the technical specification, subject to the actual;
Manufacturer: Vetco Gray;
Year of production: 2010;
Material: Alloy steel;
Location: Nan Sha Bonded Port Area, Yangfan Road, Longxue Street, Nansha District, Guangzhou City,Guangdong Province.
Remarks: The riser pipes have been lying idle since 2015. At present, these risers are stored in Nansha Bonded Port Area of Guangzhou, outside the customs but within the boundary, and in other words the risers are bonded cargo. The sellers are not responsible for the physical condition and quality of the riser pipes. After registration for bidding, the bidder shall be deemed to accept the current condition of the riser pipes no matter whether they inspect the riser pipes on site or not. The Buyer shall bear all taxes and fees related to the import and entry of the riser pipes.
All the information and data provided in the Bidding Announcement, Special Provision as well as any other channel related to the Riser Pipes is for reference only. The bidding object is subject to the condition at the time of delivery. If there is any discrepancy between the actual situation and the information and data above shall not affect the bidding and bidding price. Once the bidding is concluded, the Seller and us shall not assume take any liability for defects or quality problems of the Riser Pipes.
3. After Bidding
3.1 Following a successful bidding, the Buyer shall sign an Auction Confirmation with the Bidding Company and send to Bidding company by email or facsimile on the same day (the “Bidding Day”). Then deliver the signed original Auction Confirmation to the Bidding Company within two (2) Banking Days after the Bidding Day.And sign the Sales and Purchases Contract within three (3) Banking Days after signing the Auction Confirmation.
3.2 The bidding deposits of the unsuccessful bidders shall be returned within 2 working days after the bidding without interests. The bidding deposit of the Buyer shall be automatically converted as part of purchase fund after the bidding completed and the Sales and Purchases Contract signed without interests.
3.3 It's acknowledged the bidding company's account as the escrow account for the Buyer and Seller to hold and release the funds of the Purchase Price. After signing the Protocol of Delivery and Acceptance (PODA), the bidding company shall release all the purchase funds to the Seller within 3 working days without interests. The bidding company shall not charge any additional fee for the escrow service of funds.
3.4 If the Buyer is unable to pay CNY directly to the escrow account designated by our company, who can choose lawyer supervision or other payment methods under the consent of the Seller, and the cost incurred shall be borne by the Buyer.
4. Transfer and Delivery of the Riser Pipes
4.1 The Buyer shall pay all the bidding service fee not later than 16:00 February 15th, 2023 (Beijing Time), and remit the balance of the Purchase Price to the escrow account nominated by the Seller within five (5) working days after signing the Sales and Purchases Contract. Any delay or failure to pay the fees mentioned above shall be deemed as a breach of the Bidding Announcement and the Sales and Purchases Contract.
4.2 The earliest delivery date: February 21st, 2023:
Cancelling Date: March 18th, 2023.
If, for any reason related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, or other epidemic, pandemic or infectious diseases or other force majeure at the place of delivery, as declared by the World Health Organization or any local government, delivery of the Riser Pipes becomes impractical or impossible by the Cancelling Date, the Seller and the Buyer shall mutually discuss and the delivery may be extended accordingly.
4.3 Delivery Place: Nan Sha Bonded Port Area, Yangfan Road, Longxue Street,Nansha District, Guangzhou City,
The Seller shall not be responsible for any time and cost for Buyer to take delivery of the risers which shall be for the Buyer's account.
The bidding risers are subject to the condition at the time of delivery. Once the bidders complete the online registration and participate in the auction, the bidders shall be deemed to have recognized and accepted the condition and defects, including but not limited to all known and unknown defects related to the Riser Pipes etc. The bidders shall not object to any defects, such as the quality, of the Riser Pipes for any reason. The Buyer shall be deemed to have confirmed to accept the Riser Pipes’ condition if they did not inspect the risers.
4.4 Confirming that the Buyer have paid off all the purchase price, the Buyer and the Seller can carry out the delivery formalities and sign PODA. After signing the PODA, the Buyer can arrange the customs clearance and warehouse checking-out or other relevant procedures at the Buyer’s expense.
4.5 The sales and purchases contract shall be signed as attached. In principle，no modification of it will be allowed, except filling with the necessary information (e.g. Buyers' information, purchase price, signing date, etc.), or others terms mutually agreed between the Seller and the Buyer. In the event of any conflict or ambiguity between it and this public auction regulations (including the bidding Announcement, bidding rules, special provision, etc), the terms in such public notice shall prevail.
If the Buyer fails to sign the auction confirmation or the sales and purchases contract as scheduled, it shall be deemed as breach of “Undertaking for Bidding”, and the Seller has the right to confiscate all the bidding deposit. Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market Co., Ltd. shall have the right to re-organize the bidding activity for the object Riser Pipes followed the instructions of the transferor.
4.6 After the auction, the list of handover documents and requirements of the Buyer and Seller are detailed in the attachment of the Sales and Purchases Contract.
5. Related expenses
5.1 Bidding service fee: After the bidding, the Buyer shall pay bidding service fee to the bidding company. The service fee rate shall be referred to UNDERTAKING for BIDDING as attached in the Bidding Announcement.
5.2 The bank charges related to the bidding deposit shall be borne by the bidders; and the bank charges related to the purchase price shall be borne by the Buyers.
5.3 The Seller would provide with Commercial Invoice of the Purchase Price excluding VAT invoice. All the taxes, expenses and costs incurred after delivery shall be borne by the Buyer themselves.
5.4 The delivery time shall be subject to the time of the PODA signed. It shall be at the Seller's risk and expense before the Riser Pipes are delivered to the Buyer, while the risk, expenses and storage responsibilities shall be for the Buyer's account after the delivery of the Riser Pipes.
6. This Announcement is described in both Chinese and English. In case of any discrepancy between the two languages, Chinese version shall prevail.
7. Matters not covered herein shall be settled through negotiation at good faith by the bidding company, the Seller and the Buyer.
Zhejiang Shipping Exchange Market Co., Ltd.
December 30th, 2022