[Updated 11th June 2020]


1. Preamble

Except where the goods and/or services being purchased pursuant to this “Agreement” are covered by an existing purchase agreement between the Parties, whereon the terms and conditions set out therein shall apply, these General Purchasing Conditions (“the Conditions”) shall form part of the Agreement between the Parties which replaces and supersedes all other prior oral and written agreements between the Parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. Any subsequent terms and conditions purporting to have priority over the Conditions shall not be valid unless expressly agreed by both Parties in writing to vary the Conditions. By confirming the PO or by performing or supplying any goods and/or services set forth in the PO or invoicing pursuant to the PO, the Agreement is formed and Supplier expressly agrees and accepts all terms of the PO and these Conditions (other than as excepted above in respect of a relevant existing Framework Purchase Agreement).

2. Definitions in the PO

"Buyer" means MARINE ONLINE PTE LTD (“MOL”), its Affiliate or Associated Company that enters into a PO with Supplier. “Consequential Losses” means consequential, indirect or special losses under applicable law. “Facility” means Buyer’s offshore facility on which Supplier provides goods and/or performs services. “Government” means any national, regional or local government including any department, agency or other body thereof, and any enterprise owned, managed or otherwise controlled by a government agency or instrumentality. “Group Entity” means one of MOL or Supplier or a respective Affiliate or Associated Company (in plural “Group Entities”). “Intellectual Property Rights” means copyrights and related rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, service marks, trade names, topography rights, design rights and rights in databases, domain names, rights in knowhow, trade secrets and all applications or pending applications for the above in all cases whether or not registrable in any country and all rights and forms of protection of a similar nature or having equivalent or similar effect anywhere in the world.

“Personnel” means directors, officers and employees, agency staff, agents and invitees and other personnel retained by or engaged in business for the benefit of a Party. “PO” means the order or purchase order to which these Conditions are attached or linked. “Public Official” means any (a) appointed official or any director, officer or other person employed in any capacity (i) at any level of Government, (ii) in a labour union controlled by any Government or political party or (iii) in any public international organization such as the United Nations or the European Union including any department, agency or other body thereof, (b) any candidate or officer or other person employed by a political party or (c) any person acting in any official capacity for or on behalf of any person or organization listed in (a) or (b). “Sub-contractor” means a supplier, contractor, vendor, agent or independent consultant selected and retained by Supplier who is providing services on behalf of Supplier.

3. Term and Termination

Term. The Agreement shall commence on the date of formation pursuant to clause 1, or such other date as the Parties may specify in the PO, and shall remain in force until confirmed completion of the PO whereupon the Agreement will automatically expire, or until terminated in accordance with the provisions of these Conditions.

Termination for convenience. MOL may terminate the Agreement for convenience upon 3 (three) months prior written (including by e-mail) notice to Supplier.

Cancellation of PO’s. Buyer shall be entitled to cancel a PO, in part or in whole, under this Agreement with immediate effect, in writing or by e-mail, without incurring any cancellation fees and/or other similar charges. Upon receipt of such cancellation the Supplier shall cease to incur any additional costs in respect of such PO. Buyer shall pay for goods delivered and/or any proportionate charges for services delivered to Buyer under fully or partially-performed PO’s prior to cancellation.

Termination for breach. This Agreement may be terminated by MOL or Supplier with no prior notice if the other Party:

a) is in material or persistent breach of any of its obligations under this Agreement and/or any PO, however in the event of a breach capable of remedy provided that Party has failed to remedy such breach within 5 (five) working days after receiving written notice requiring it to do so; for clarity, the Party not in breach may choose not to terminate the Agreement but shall be entitled at its sole discretion, to claim for damages for such breach, whether the Agreement is terminated or not; or

b) ceases trading, is unable to pay its debts or is subject to an order or a resolution for its liquidation, administration, winding-up or dissolution (otherwise than for the purposes of a solvent amalgamation or reconstruction) or has an administrative or other receiver, manager, trustee, liquidator, administrator or similar officer is appointed over all or any substantial part of its assets or is subject to any analogous act or proceeding under foreign law to any of those mentioned here or in each case if the other Party has reasonable cause to suspect that any of the events mentioned here is likely to happen.

4. Price, Invoicing, Payment and Taxes

Price and charges. The fees and charges for the provision of the goods and/or services shall be the price shown for each of such goods and/or services on the face of the PO or as otherwise provided in relation to this Agreement.

No other charges. Apart from GST and Taxes (as set out below), the fees and charges shall include all costs and expenses, whether internal or external or direct or indirect incurred by Supplier in complying with the obligations set out in this Agreement or required by law.

Invoicing. Invoices shall be in English, addressed to Buyer and include all necessary references to the specific goods and services provided and Buyer’s references including Buyer’s name, contact person and department, PO number, place of delivery, quantity and description of the goods or services (in the same sequence as in the PO). With regards to taxes each invoice shall show (i) the governing GST rate applicable to the charges being invoiced; (ii) the GST registration number of Supplier; and (iii) the GST registration number of Buyer.

Due payment and non-payment. Payment shall be due and payable current month + 60 (sixty) days from delivery and Buyer’s receipt of complete and correct invoice at the address stated in the PO, if not disputed by Buyer prior thereto in writing. In the event Buyer has not received an invoice, in whole or in part, for the goods or services under a PO at the address stated in the PO 180 (one-hundred and eighty) days after the delivery of the goods or completion of the services, such goods or services shall not qualify for invoicing and any such invoice presented shall not be payable.

GST and Taxes. All prices and rates contained in this Agreement are exclusive of GST but inclusive of all other taxes, duties and charges including, but not limited to, corporate income taxes, individual taxes and other social contributions (labour law taxes). Notwithstanding anything else herein to the contrary, the Buyer may withhold (or cause there to be withheld, as the case may be) from any amounts otherwise due or payable under or pursuant to this Agreement such federal, state and local corporate, income, employment, or any other taxes or duties as may be required to be withheld pursuant to any applicable law or regulation, determined by the Buyer in its sole discretion exercised in good faith. Supplier acknowledges that it may have tax obligations outside of its state of residence or incorporation or the state from where it operates, including specific tax reporting or filing obligations.

5. Delivery, Title and Risk

Delivery and Incoterms. Unless otherwise provided in a PO, delivery terms (i) for goods shall be DDP (Incoterms 2018) at the delivery point and on the date stated in the PO with all necessary customs invoices and delivery notes (issued in duplicates in English), advice notes, bills of lading and other documents ordinarily accompanying such goods and (ii) for services shall be at the delivery point and on the date(s) stated in the PO.

Title and risk. Without prejudice to Buyer’s rights and remedies herein, title and risk for the goods shall pass to Buyer upon, and Supplier remains fully responsible for all goods until, confirmed delivery, whereas title and risk of the services shall pass to Buyer upon approved completion of the services, unless otherwise provided in the PO. Supplier remains responsible for all goods leased to Buyer.

6. Packing, Marking and Restricted Articles

Packing requirements. Unless it is set out differently in a PO, all goods delivered (including each successive deliveries) shall be packed in non-wooden packaging, presented with a “Non-wooden Packaging Declaration” or alternatively approved wooden packaging, i.e. bark-free and heat or fume-treated carrying an official certificate from the exporting Government approving the above treatment. In case above requirements are not complied with Buyer has the right to reject the delivery or re-package the goods at Supplier’s expense. All goods shall be delivered in a secure and appropriate packing suitable for domestic or overseas transport with due consideration to the generic nature and composition of the goods supplied. Each PO must be packed separately to ensure proper registration and receipt. Supplier is allowed to pack several POs on the same pallet, as long as each PO is packed in its own package. Pallets containing packages for several POs shall be labelled with an A4 sized sign “Mixed Pallet” or “Split Pallet”. Supplier must pack multiple packages for a single PO on the same pallet. Supplier may not split a PO with multiple packages over several pallets unless the PO is so large that it fills one pallet and needs to be packed on a second pallet. Supplier shall otherwise follow any reasonable handling and packing instructions.

Marking. Each delivery shall be clearly marked with Buyer's name and address, Buyer’s PO number, place of delivery, consignee and “Ship’s spares in transit” or other relevant identifying description on the exterior of the package(s) and be included in the documentation. Restricted articles must be marked and packed according to the IMO/IATA/ADR/RID rules and regulations in force at the time of delivery. Likewise all documents/- certificates prescribed in IMO/IATA/ADR/RID must accompany the goods but should not be enclosed in the package(s).

7. Hazardous Substances

Registration requirement. If a Supplier delivers hazardous substances, according to international maritime legislation a Safety Data Sheet (“SDS”) shall be delivered by Supplier to Buyer together with the delivery taking place. Supplier shall also send a PDF copy of such SDS to written in English prior to each first time delivery and subsequently after each revision.

Costs. Supplier is expected to pay for all costs in connection with preparation of the SDS.

Instructions. All hazardous substances delivered shall be accompanied by easily understandable instructions (SDS and Product Data Sheet) in English and a dangerous goods declaration or a marine pollutants declaration.

Compliance. The SDS shall comply with applicable local legislations. Supplier shall update the SDS continuously and minimum once a year to confirm the validity. This shall be communicated to email address: ____________________________

Innovation. Supplier shall stay up-to-date with the development and ensure that hazardous ingredients are replaced by less hazardous ones where technically possible to comply with the goals to substitute hazardous substances on-board ships. Supplier undertakes not to utilize hazardous ingredients if they can be substituted by a substance which is not hazardous, less hazardous or less noxious than the one being used.

8. Compliance

General compliance. Supplier shall comply with and shall ensure that all sub-contractors comply with all national or international laws, rules, regulations, orders, conventions, directives or ordinances in force from time to time which are applicable to the delivery or performance of goods or services and/or relate to the provision, licensing, approval or certification of the goods or services, including but not limited to those relating to anticorruption, occupational health and safety, environmental matters, wages, working hours and conditions of employment, International Bill of Human Rights, sub-contractor selection, discrimination, data protection and privacy.

Export Control Regulation. Supplier shall comply with and ensure that all subcontractors shall comply with all laws, regulations and rules applicable to delivery of the goods and services including without limitation United States and European Union (“U.S. or EU”) regulations and controls involving export and re-export of goods, software and technology as well as in regards to any countries embargoed under U.S. laws or regulations or any decision, directive or regulation issued by the Commission or Council of the EU plus all other relevant Trade Regulations including but not limited to USA, EU and Singapore if applicable. To the extent any goods or parts of goods (including software and technology) supplied by Supplier to Buyer are subject to any such economic sanctions or export control laws and regulations of the U.S., EU or Singapore Supplier shall upon Buyer’s placement of a request for quotation or a PO, whichever is the earliest, or in case of defective goods at the time of re-delivery without delay provide in a form satisfactory to Buyer the following export control data of the goods: 1) the specific U.S. and/or EU export classification including the Export Control Classification Number (“ECCN”) and/or any similar forms of classification identification, 2) country of manufacture, 3) percentage of U.S. content integrated to each of the goods, 4) confirmation as to whether or not the goods are direct products of U.S. technology and software, 5) Harmonized System Code (“HS Code”). This information shall be stated on quotations / order confirmations / commercial invoices / packing lists, when relevant. Further, Supplier is committed to arrange export control classification of all Goods uploaded to Buyers E-catalogue. All costs incurred in complying with this clause 8 shall be for the sole account of Supplier and Supplier shall indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from all fines, penalties and all associated expenses arising out of or resulting from the violation by Supplier of any of its obligations in this clause 8. Buyer shall have the right, to appoint at its own cost, charge and expense a firm of chartered accountants to audit and verify Supplier’s compliance with this clause 8. Equipment, components, parts or other items falling under the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or EU regulations covering items on the EU Common Military List or similar items subject to other national regulations governing military related items may only be supplied subject to prior written agreement with Buyer. If Supplier anticipates that any of the items that are contemplated as being supplied under this Agreement may be within such categories of controlled items Supplier shall immediately notify Buyer thereof.

Costs. All costs incurred in complying with this clause 8 shall be for the sole account of Supplier and Supplier shall indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from all fines, penalties and all associated expenses arising out of or resulting from the violation by Supplier of any of its obligations in this clause 8. Buyer shall have the right to appoint at its own cost, charge and expense a firm of chartered accountants to audit and verify Supplier’s compliance with this clause 8.

9. Responsible Procurement

In addition to the obligations of clause 8, Supplier shall respect and commit to implement MOL’s Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) as amended from time to time or alternatively an internationally recognized standard within the areas of human rights, anti-corruption, environment and labour, such as but not limited to United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”), and Supplier agrees – if and when so requested - to provide necessary documentation as well as accommodate any audit by MOL or Buyer in order to verify the same. The Supplier shall require their own suppliers to implement similar rules and, as appropriate, pass on such requirements to their sub-suppliers and so on. Supplier’s noncompliance with this clause 9 shall be considered a material breach of the Agreement. The original English version of the Code (as of August 2013) shall prevail in the event of any disputes or discussions concerning the content and obligations of either Party. Should the Supplier be unable to meet the listed requirements, the Supplier will agree to develop and execute an improvement plan.

10. Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights. All Intellectual Property Rights in and to goods, documentation or other deliverables and materials specifically developed by Supplier to fulfil the Agreement shall vest in Buyer upon creation, regardless of the requirement to patent or register such intellectual property or not. Supplier hereby irrevocably assigns to Buyer by way of present and future assignment (as applicable) its whole right, title and interest in and to such Intellectual Property Rights free from all liens, charges and encumbrances at no cost to Buyer and without imposing further conditions with the intent that the same shall vest in Buyer immediately or, in the case of goods, documentation or other deliverables not yet in existence that the Intellectual Property Rights shall so vest immediately upon coming into existence. Notwithstanding anything mentioned hereinabove, the Supplier grants to Buyer’s Group a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and non-exclusive license to use any and all goods, services and Intellectual Property Rights including those described in the paragraph above, to the extent necessary for Buyer’s Group to enjoy full benefit of the goods and services for such purpose as intended under this Agreement.

11. Confidentiality and Reference

General obligations. The following information whether in written, oral or visual form shall be considered “Confidential Information” for the purposes of the Conditions: (i) All information of Group Entities concerning employees, products, services, customers, suppliers, contractors, other third parties conducting business with Group Entities or other technical and commercial matters, (ii) the terms of the Agreement, (iii) any information developed by reference to or use of Group Entities’ information referenced above and (iv) any information which is revealed, stated to be or marked as confidential, and (v) any information which according to applicable law is confidential, disclosed by a Party (“Disclosing Party”) to another Party (“Receiving Party”) in relation to this Agreement. Such Confidential Information shall remain the property of the Disclosing Party and shall not be given or disclosed to any third party without Disclosing Party’s prior written consent. Receiving Party shall only use the Confidential Information for the purposes of this Agreement and shall limit internal dissemination hereof.

Disclosure to Group Entities. Nothing in this clause 11 may be deemed or construed to prevent Buyer from disclosing any Confidential Information obtained from Supplier or its Group Entities (i) to any Group Entities, employees or other recipients of the goods or services; (ii) if such disclosure is in the discharge of a recipient's obligations to supply information for the purpose of complying with any law; or (iii) if such disclosure is made for due diligence purposes under strict and customary confidentiality obligations in relation to a divestment of business activities or assets of a service recipient subject to such persons having an equal duty of confidentiality as the Buyer.

Reference and advertising. Supplier is not permitted without prior written consent from Buyer, to use Buyer’s name or any commercial relation with Buyer or a company associated with Buyer for the purpose of advertising or as a reference.

12. Warranties

Supplier’s warranties. Supplier warrants and undertakes that (i) the goods shall be new, of good quality and workmanship, free from defects and fit for the intended purposes as known to the Parties, including complying with any applicable regulation and specifications, including applicable standards, (ii) the services shall be delivered in accordance with market standards and first class professional practices or such other level of standards agreed between the Parties, (iii) relevant spare parts and/or associated services for goods will be available for a period of time as agreed in writing between the relevant parties, delivery of the relevant goods delivered under the Agreement (this obligation shall survive any termination hereof and be subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement), and (iv) the goods and/or services or any rights conferred to Buyer pursuant to this Agreement do not infringe the rights of any third party.

Warranty period. The goods and services delivered including replacements thereof shall comply with the warranties and undertakings in (i) and (ii) above for 24 (twenty-four) months from the goods are taken into use or from the date of complete delivery of services whichever is later, however continuing for no longer than 36 (thirty-six) months from delivery of the goods.

13. Remedies

Breach. Breach of agreement, including breach of warranties, or failure in timely delivery of correct and non-defective goods or services shall entitle Buyer to terminate the PO and /or claim direct damages including costs of purchasing alternative goods. In case of failure of timely delivery of correct and non-defective goods or services, Buyer may in addition at its discretion demand that Supplier: (i) pays Buyer a sum by way of liquidated damages of 5% (five per cent) of the total charges to be paid under the PO per day of delay, however such liquidated damages shall not exceed a total of 50% (fifty per cent) of the total charges of the PO in question (the parties acknowledging such sum(s) are a genuine pre-estimate of the actual minimum loss which will be suffered by Buyer and shall not be treated as a penalty) and/or (ii) immediately delivers via the fastest means of transportation available at the cost of Supplier (airfreight included). In the event that liquidated damages payable under (i) above exceeds the maximum amount of liquidated damages agreed in respect of the relevant PO, Buyer shall be entitled to claim at its discretion direct damages for either (i) all relevant losses; or (ii) for the balance of any losses not paid for by means of the liquidated damages and such delay shall be considered a breach entitling Buyer to terminate the Agreement.

Occurrence of Defect. A defect shall be deemed to exist in relation to the goods or services if they are (i) defective under the general principles of Singapore law; or (ii) if the goods or services fail to meet the requirements set out in the Agreement and/or PO; or (iii) if Supplier is in breach of a service level, or (iv) if the goods or services breach a Supplier’s warranty as set out in Clause 12.

Proportionate reduction. Buyer shall be entitled to a proportionate reduction of the price and/or the fees payable for the goods and/or services where they are defective and Supplier shall pay, or deduct a proportionate amount from such agreed price or fees which Buyer has paid or shall pay in respect of that defective part of those goods and/or services with due consideration to the actual reduction in their value and benefit to Buyer.

Remedial work on breach of warranty. If Supplier is notified about a breach of warranty claim, Supplier shall upon written request promptly perform all corrective measures which are necessary to remedy any defects arising from any breach of warranty. All costs and expenses incidental to remedying defects will be for the sole account of Supplier.

Step-in right. If Buyer decides that the timing or impact of the corrective measures will be prejudicial to its interests or if Supplier fails to promptly correct any defective goods or redeliver services in accordance with its obligations, Buyer may, subject to informing the Supplier in writing and allowing 24 (twenty four) hours for the Supplier to propose an alternative solution acceptable to Buyer, undertake Supplier’s responsibilities for such corrective measures, which may include engaging a third party to carry out remedial work and may either deduct from any amount due to Supplier or recover from Supplier all costs reasonably and directly incurred by Buyer in undertaking the corrective measures, subject to production of appropriate receipts and evidence.

Extension of warranty. Following Supplier’s remedy of a defect and/or re-delivery, a new warranty period of the same length as the original warranty period shall apply provided that it shall not extend beyond 36 (thirty-six) months from the commencement of the original warranty period.

Damages. The Parties and Buyer shall be liable for any direct damages arising out of or relating to the performance or non-performance of their respective obligations under the Agreement or applicable PO’s in accordance with the general principles of English law. Such losses shall inter alia comprise direct additional operational and administrative cost and expenses, direct costs related to the purchase of alternative goods and services and direct charges or other fees relating to other goods or services or costs rendered unnecessary as a result of any default by the Supplier.

Complete delivery. Unless otherwise provided in the PO, delivery shall not be deemed to have taken place until the goods and/or services have been received in full and in conformance with the timeline and milestones set out in the PO and with all certificates of approval, test certificates and other certification or necessary documentation required according to this Agreement or at law.

Total loss. In the event that Buyer’s premises (including the Facility) becomes a total loss (which includes a constructive, arranged and/or comprised total loss as well as loss due to expropriation) this Agreement shall automatically be considered terminated without notice as from the moment of the incident directly leading to the total loss occurred and except for Buyer’s obligation to pay Supplier any amounts due for Goods and Services performed prior to the termination neither Party shall have any claims whatsoever towards the other in connection with the termination.

14. Indemnity

14.1 Definitions and interpretation. The following definitions and interpretation are to be used for determining the applicable indemnity regime:

“Offshore” means in, on or above the sea, including alongside or in harbour, whether on a sea-going vessel or not, or suspended by a crane from a sea-going vessel, whether over land or not. For the purpose of this definition, sea-going vessels shall include ships, lighters, boats, rigs or other similar sea-going craft; and

“Onshore” means on or over dry land, unless suspended from a device affixed to a seagoing vessel, which shall be considered Offshore. In the event that an incident occurs where it is unclear if it is covered by an Onshore or Offshore indemnity regime, then Buyer shall in its sole discretion determine the same, based on where the main part or purpose of the relevant activity giving rise to an incident was to be carried out.

14.2 Offshore Indemnification (“Knock-for-Knock”). If services or goods under any PO are delivered, performed or supplied Offshore, then clauses 14.2-14.4 shall apply. Each Party shall be responsible for and shall save, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other Party and its Group from and against all claims, losses, damages, costs (including legal costs) expenses and liabilities in respect of:

(a) loss of or damage to property of its Party’s Group whether owned, hired, leased or otherwise provided by its Party’s Group, arising from, relating to or in connection with the performance or non-performance of this Agreement and/or any PO; and

(b) personal injury including death or any form of illness, disorder or disease whatsoever (mental, physical or otherwise), to any person employed by that Party or its Group arising from, relating to or in connection with the performance or non-performance of this Agreement; and

(c) personal injury including death or disease or loss of or damage to the property of any third party to the extent that any such injury, loss or damage is caused by the negligence or breach of duty (whether statutory or otherwise) of that Party. For the purposes of this clause “third party” shall mean a party which is not a member of Buyer Group or Supplier Group.

14.3 Pollution by Supplier. Supplier shall save, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Buyer Group from and against any claim of whatever nature arising from pollution and/or contamination occurring on the premises of Supplier’s Group or originating from the property and equipment of Supplier’s Group (including marine vessels and any goods and/or services provided by Supplier Group prior to risk and title passing to Buyer).

14.4 Pollution by Buyer. Save in the case of Supplier’s negligence Buyer shall save, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Supplier’s Group from and against any claim of whatever nature arising from any other pollution and/or contamination, originating from the reservoir, well, drilling unit and property of Buyer’s Group.

14.5 Basis for indemnification. All exclusions and indemnities given under this clause 14 (save for those under clause 14.2(c) and 14.4 shall apply irrespective of cause and notwithstanding the negligence, breach of duty (whether statutory or otherwise) gross negligence, wilful misconduct, or other failure of any nature of the indemnified party or any other entity or party and shall apply irrespective of any claim in tort, under contract or otherwise at law.

14.6 Onshore liability. In the event that goods and/or services are delivered or supplied in whole or in part Onshore, then the terms of this clause 14.6 shall apply for the Onshore part (and clauses 14.2-14.4 shall not apply). Each Party and the parties to a PO shall be liable to pay damages in accordance with the applicable rules of English law.

14.7 Supplier shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless and keep indemnified and hold harmless Buyer’s Group from and against any and all costs, claims, liabilities, fines, penalties, charges and expenses of whatsoever nature (including legal costs) Buyer’s Group suffers, incurs or becomes liable for as a result of Supplier’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement or applicable law including infringements of the rights of any third party.

14.8 Consequential Losses. Neither Party shall be liable to the other for any Consequential Losses whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the performance or non-performance of this Agreement and any PO, nor shall each Party protect, defend and indemnify the other from and against all such claims from its respective Group.

14.9 Intellectual property indemnity. Supplier shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Buyer’s Group from and against all claims resulting from any proceeding brought against Buyer’s Group based on a claim that any goods or services or their use in the manner intended by Supplier infringe any patent or other Intellectual Property Right. Supplier shall pay any judgment awarded as a result of any such proceeding against Buyer’s Group. If the use of any such goods or services as intended by Supplier is prohibited, Supplier shall at its own expense either obtain for Buyer’s Group the right to continue using such goods or services, replace it with a non-infringing good, modify it so it becomes non-infringing or remove such good or service and refund the purchase price and all transportation and/or installation costs.

15. Force Majeure

A Party shall not be responsible for any failure to fulfil any term or condition of the PO caused by an unforeseen, extraordinary and serious event (not including economic hardship or adverse weather conditions, except for extraordinary weather conditions) not within its control and not caused by its default or error and which it could not reasonably have provided against by exercising due diligence and/or applying reasonable additional resources. If such event continues for 30 (thirty) consecutive days, Buyer may terminate the PO and neither Party shall have any further claim against the other, except to the extent that actual delivery has been made under such PO, where the Buyer shall pay the Supplier a fair value of the delivered goods and/or services in accordance with this Agreement and as agreed between the Parties. The Party invoking force majeure shall, as soon as possible, notify the other Party hereof in writing.

16. Liability

Supplier shall be liable for direct losses arising out of or relating to breach including expenses and cost relating to covering purchase of alternative goods and services and any additional costs arising therefrom. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement and to the extent not otherwise decided by mandatory law, nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit either party's liability under or in connection with (i) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, (ii) death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of that party, (iii) breach of any actual or implied terms of transfer of title of the goods and/or services, (iv) for any other matter for which liability cannot by applicable law be limited or excluded, (v) breach of its obligations of confidentiality under clause 11; and (vi) any claim under the indemnities in clause 14.

17. Insurance

Scope of insurance coverage. Supplier shall have and maintain insurance coverage in accordance with good international industry practices and applicable law, including Workman's Compensation/Employer's Liability, All Property Risk, Commercial General Liability including Contractual liability, All Risk cover for all goods and services provided by Supplier, Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance as well as other insurance which Supplier deems appropriate in connection with fulfilling the duties under these Conditions e.g. Professional Liability, Product Liability, Transport/Cargo Insurance, Maintenance and Construction All Risk for the specific period, at its expense with a reputable insurance company, properly safeguarding Supplier against its liability hereunder. Such insurance policies must include provisions whereby full coverage is afforded also offshore when the services/deliveries entails offshore activities and with freedom to enter into knock-for-knock liability regimes as appropriate at Supplier’s discretion and in such case if requested to do so by Buyer arrange co-insurance of Buyer and its Group, as customary within offshore.

Renunciation of recourse. To the extent pursuant to Suppliers obligations under the Agreement Supplier shall ensure that its insurers waive all rights of recourse including in particular any rights of subrogation against Buyer and its Group as defined in accordance with this Agreement or any PO.

18. Assignment

MOL’s right to assign rights and obligations. MOL is entitled to assign, subcontract or otherwise transfer its rights and obligations under the Agreement and any PO in whole or in part to any MOL Group Entity and Buyer is entitled to assign or otherwise transfer its rights and obligations under any PO to any MOL Group Entity. MOL or Buyer shall within reasonable time of such assignment notify Supplier in writing hereof.

Supplier’s right to assign rights and obligations. Supplier shall not be entitled to assign or otherwise transfer any rights or obligations under the Agreement or any PO without the prior written consent of MOL. Any such attempted assignment shall be void.

19. Sub-contractors

Use and liability. Supplier shall, subject to the prior written consent of the Buyer, be entitled to use sub-contractors in the delivery or performance of the goods and services however Supplier shall be liable for all acts and omissions of its sub-contractors (including any sub-sub-contractors) to the same extent as Supplier is itself liable to Buyer.

20. Law, Jurisdiction and Disputes

Singapore law applies. The Agreement and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection herewith shall be governed, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Singapore to the exclusion of any other law and without regard to any conflict of law principles.

Mediation. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Agreement or any PO including any dispute regarding the existence, validity or termination thereof shall be settled by mediation arranged by Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) in accordance with the rules on mediation adopted by the SMC and in force at the time when such proceedings are commenced. Mediation shall not affect the right of a party to initiate arbitration proceedings in accordance with the provisions below or to take any other legal steps in relation to the dispute.

Arbitration. If the mediation proceedings are terminated without a settlement the dispute shall be subject to arbitration arranged by SMC in accordance with the rules of procedure adopted by SMC in force at the time when such proceedings are commenced. The venue for arbitration shall be Singapore and the proceedings shall be conducted in the English language. The arbitral award shall be final and conclusive and binding on the parties.

21. Waiver

Failure to exercise a right. The failure or delay of a Party to insist upon performance of any provision herein or part hereof or a PO or the failure or delay of a Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations created by the Agreement or PO.

Subsequent defaults. A waiver of any breach of the Agreement or PO by a Party or Buyer shall not constitute a waiver of any other breach (of the same term or of any other term) of the Agreement or PO.

22. Entire Agreement and Miscellaneous

Entire agreement. The Agreement together with the documents referred to in it constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties of the matters dealt with in them and supersedes any previous agreement between them or the parties to a PO notwithstanding the terms of any previous agreement or arrangement.

Representations etc. Each of the Parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into the Agreement and any PO it does not rely on and will have no remedy in respect of any statement, representation, warranty or understanding (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether Party to the Agreement or any PO or not) other than as expressly set out in this Agreement. The only remedy available to it for breach of the warranties will be as provided under this Agreement for breach of warranty.

MOL Group. Any Buyer and beneficiary MOL Group entity may enforce the terms of this Agreement against Supplier subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act. Furthermore, in the event of Buyer selling or transferring the Goods/Services to any third party or beneficiary MOL Group entity in any bona fide transaction, Buyer shall be entitled to assign the rights and benefits of existing warranties and other representations and covenants hereunder in favour of any such third party buyer or beneficiary MOL Group entity. Except as provided in the foregoing, no term of the Agreement is intended to confer a benefit on or to be enforceable by any person who is not a Party to the Agreement. The Parties may by agreement rescind or vary the Agreement or any term of the Agreement without the consent of any person who has the right to enforce this Agreement or the term in question notwithstanding that such rescission or variation may extinguish or alter that person's entitlement under that right.

23. Survival of Agreement

Survival. Any release, indemnity or any obligation of confidence under this Agreement is independent and survives termination of this Agreement. Any other term and condition that by its nature is intended to survive termination of this Agreement survives termination of this Agreement unaffected by anything that might have the effect of prejudicing, releasing, discharging or affecting in any other way the liability of the party giving the indemnity

24. Asbestos and asbestos containing material

Prohibition. The below mentioned Regulations and MSC circulars BAN the use of Asbestos or “Asbestos containing material” (“ACM”) on board existing vessels and new-builds.
• SOLAS Regulation II-I/3-5, New Installation of Asbestos
• IMO MSC.1/Circ.1379
• ISO 9001
• IMO MSC.1/Circ.1426
Supplier shall ensure that all Goods (equipment, components, spares, materials, stores, gaskets etc.) supplied are free of ACM.

Compliance. All International laws, rules, regulations, orders, conventions directives or ordinances in force from time to time which specifically refer to Asbestos and Asbestos containing material shall be complied with.

Declaration. Supplier shall submit a Declaration of Conformity in accordance with SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-5 that No ACM has been used, either together with each delivery or as a general declaration covering all Supplier’s Goods and in the latter case such declaration shall be renewed bi-annually. Supplier shall have Industry approved safeguards and best practice in place to ensure that it is possible to verify through audits and analysis of samples that no ACM has been used either by them or their sub- contractors in equipment, components, spares, materials, stores, gaskets etc. that are supplied.

Costs. All costs incurred in complying with this Clause (including the cost of removal of non-conforming Goods from Buyer’s store, equipment, vessels, rigs or alike and redelivery of goods) shall be for the sole account of Supplier and Supplier shall indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from all fines, penalties and all associated expenses arising out of or resulting from the violation by Supplier of any of its obligations under this Clause.

Audit. Buyer shall at all times have the right to audit and take and analyse samples if Buyer believes there are reasons to do so. The cost hereof shall be borne by Buyer, however in case such audit uncovers non-compliance with this Clause and any regulatory requirements, Supplier shall be liable for the complete cost of the audit.

Cancellation of PO. In the event that the re-delivery of ACM-free replacement Goods will exceed the originally-agreed delivery date or, if it will directly impact upon the works schedule of the relevant Vessel, the Buyer may, at its sole discretion, terminate the PO in whole or just that part relating to the ACM-affected Goods at no cost to itself and engage another contractor to supply an ACM-free replacement. Supplier shall within seven (7) days of such notice, reimburse Buyer with the cost of the Goods and, on further notice, reimburse Buyer for any additional costs incurred by Buyer in engaging such other supplier for the replacement Goods, including any difference in the cost of such supply.

Liability. Notwithstanding anything otherwise agreed between the Parties, the Supplier’s obligations under this Clause are not subject to any limitations, whatsoever, under this Agreement or PO and shall extend beyond any agreed warranty period.

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