Transport (maritime)

Anticompetitive practices

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania approves decision concluding that a national professional association and 32 association members entered into an anticompetitive agreement on the application of minimum tariffs for shipping agency services (Lithuanian Shipbrokers and Agents Association)
Lithuanian Competition Authority (Vilnius)
Supreme Administrative Court upholds competition council‘s decision to sanction Shipping Agency Companies* On 7 April, the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (the Court) approved the Competition Council‘s (the KT) decision concluding that Lithuanian Shipbrokers and Agents Association (the (...)

The Canadian Competition Bureau announces that a corporation and two individuals have pleaded guilty to price-fixing in relation to an ocean freight cartel (ECU Line Canada)
Steve Szentesi Law Corporation
Guilty Pleas in Ocean Freight Price-Fixing Cartel, Bureau Begins Promoting New Compliance Materials Earlier today, the Competition Bureau announced that one company and two individuals have pleaded guilty to price-fixing under the Competition Act in relation to an ocean freight cartel (see: (...)

The DoJ obtains the first extradition of an executive on a charge of participation to a cartel (Marine Hose)
Jones Day (Los Angeles)
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Jones Day (Washington)
U.S. DOJ Obtains First-Ever Extradition on Antitrust Charge* On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced its first successful extradition to the United States on an antitrust charge. Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national and a former executive with Parker ITR Srl, was (...)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission allows minor variations on the authorisation of a joint venture on the market for port terminal operations (AAT)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCC allows minor variations to AAT joint venture authorisation* The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has allowed minor variations to authorisation of the Australian Amalgamated Terminals Pty Ltd (AAT) joint venture. The minor variations will enable AAT to operate the terminal (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines several container carrier associations in port of Valencia for market sharing (Container Carrier Associations)
European Commission
Spain: The Comisión Nacional de la Competencia fines several Container Carrier Associations in Port of Valencia* On 18 September 2013, the Comisión Nacional de Competencia (CNC) Council, decided on the case brought by the CNC Investigations Division on 14 June 2011 (S/0314/10) against several (...)

The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation into an alleged ferry cartel in the strait of Messina (Caronte&Tourist, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
Following the receipt of many complaints filed by several passengers between 2009 and 2013 reporting steady increases in the fares applied by ferry operators in the Strait of Messina, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has recently opened an Article 101 TFEU investigation. The proceedings (...)

The Italian Regional Administrative Court of First Instance orders the Competition Authority to recalculate fines imposed in a price fixing case in the land based international shipping sector (Agility Logistics, Albini & Pitigliani)
Lipani Catricalà & Partners (Rome)
*Italian antitrust administrative case law. Overview of all decisions from April to June 2013 (First contribution) 1. Premise –This work is the first contribution of a project (hereinafter, the “Project”) aimed to offer a general, quarterly overview of all the decisions of Italian administrative (...)

The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance annuls the NCA’s decision fining 15 shipping agents’ firms and two trade associations for a cartel at the port of Genoa (Servizi di Agenzia Marittima)
Covington & Burling (Brussels)
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Robur Siena
With the judgment published on 15 January 2013, the Italian administrative court of first instance with jurisdiction on antitrust cases (TAR Lazio) annulled the Italian Competition Authority’s (ICA) decision fining 15 firms and two trade associations for taking part in a cartel whose aim was to (...)

The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance quashes, for the first time ever, an infringement decision adopted following two leniency applications (Shipping agencies services)
Bonelli Erede (Rome)
In its judgment delivered on 15 January 2013, the Italian Administrative Court of First Instance ("Tar Lazio") quashed for lack of evidence, the infringement decision adopted by the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") on the Shipping agencies services case which was initiated on the basis of (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines shipping companies with a total amount of € 88,5 M for participating in a cartel in the passenger and cargo maritime transport market between the Spanish peninsula and Morocco (Compañía Trasmediterránea, Europa Ferrys SA, Cenargo España, SLU...)
University of Castilla-La-Mancha (UCLM)
The Council of the CNC has fined six shipping groups over € 88.5 million for having participated in a cartel in the market of the maritime transport between the Spanish Peninsula and Morocco and between 2002 and 2010. On March, 15, 2011, the Investigations Division of the Spanish Competition (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines six shipping groups for cartel in maritime transport between Spanish Peninsula and Morocco (Maritime Transport Cartel)
European Commission
Spain: The Comisión Nacional de la Competencia fines six Shipping Groups for Cartel in Maritime Transport between Spanish Peninsula and Morocco * In its Resolution of 7 November 2012, the Council of the Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC) found that six shipping companies active in the (...)

The EU Commission imposes € 169 M on 14 international groups of freight forwarders for operating four price fixing cartels (Freight forwarders cartel)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
On 28 March 2012, the European Commission announced that it had fined 14 international groups of companies a total of € 169 million for participating in four distinct cartels. According to the press release published by the Commission, the aim of the participants in the cartel was to fix (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines the maritime transport companies operating in the Balearic Islands for participating in a cartel (Balearia Eurolineas, Maritimas, Compania Trasmediterranea and Islena Maritima de Contenedores)
University of Castilla-La-Mancha (UCLM)
The Spanish National Competition Commission has imposed fines of more than 54 million euros on the companies Transmediterránea, Balearia, Isleña Marítima de Contenedores, Sercomisa and Mediterránea Pitiusa for having participated in a cartel on the maritime passenger transport lines for cargo and (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines five ferry operators for participating in a cartel on the freight and passenger maritime transport in the Balearic Islands (Navieras Baleares)
Hogan Lovells (Madrid)
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Linklaters (Madrid)
On 23 February 2012, the Council of the Spanish Competition Commission (the “Council”, the “SCC”) imposed combined fines of up to €54 million on Balearia Eurolíneas Marítimas, S.A. ("Balearia"), Compañía Transmediterránea, S.A.("Transmediterránea"), Isleña Marítima de Contenedores, S.A. ("Iscomar"), (...)

The Italian Competition Authority fines maritime agents’ cartel (Portual Commission of Assagenti)
European Commission
Italy: The Italian Competition Authority fines Maritime Agents’ Cartel* On 22 February 2012, the ICA concluded an investigation triggered by a leniency application concerning a cartel in the market for maritime agency services provided in the port of Genoa. Fines totalling more than € 4 000 000 (...)

The Italian Competition Authority fines 15 shipping agents firms and two trade associations for a cartel at the port of Genoa (Servizi di Agenzia Marittima)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
By a decision taken on 22 February 2012 the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has fined 15 firms and two trade associations for taking part in a secret cartel having as object the fixing of the fees charged by the shipping agents of the port of Genoa. The facts of the case In May 2010 the (...)

The Italian Competition Authority finds 15 shipping agencies and 2 trade associations to have infringed Art. 101 TFEU (Shipping agencies services)
Bonelli Erede (Rome)
By its Decision adopted on 22 February 2012, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) fined 15 shipping agencies and 2 trade associations approximately EUR 4 million for breach of Article 101 TFEE. On the grounds of the leniency applications submitted by two shipping companies (i.e., Mersk and (...)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority fines a Norwegian ferry company for anti-competitive practices (Color Line)
European Commission
ESA: The EFTA Surveillance Authority fines Ferry Company Color Line € 18 800 000 for infringing EEA Competition Rules* In February 2012, the decision of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (the Authority) of 14 December 2011, fining the Norwegian ferry company Color Line for an infringement of (...)

The Italian Antitrust Authority concludes an investigation triggered by a leniency application concerning a cartel of shipping agents in the port of Genoa
Italian Competition Authority
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University Luiss Guido Carli - GRIF (Rome)
A) The decision The Italian Competition Authority, “ICA”, has imposed fines for about 4 million Euros on sixteen shipping agents and two trade associations (Assoagenti, the main trade association for shipping agencies and Spediporto, a representative trade association for the forwarding (...)

The Spanish Competition Commission fines hauliers from port of Bilbao (Hauliers from Port of Bilbao)
European Commission
Spain: National Competition Commission (CNC) fines Hauliers from Port of Bilbao* The CNC Council has adopted on 26 October 2011 a resolution to impose fines totalling more than € 7 000 000 on the Vizcaya Union of Autonomous Hauliers (Sindicato de Transportistas Autónomos de Bizkaia - SINTRABI), (...)

The Italian Competition Authority starts an investigation into an alleged price-fixing practice on the Sardinia-Continental Italy maritime routes (Corsica Sardina Ferries)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has recently opened an Article 101 TFEU investigation into alleged price-fixing practice that a number of ferry operators would be carrying out on the market for Italy and Sardinia maritime links. The facts of the case Consumer associations and public (...)

The Italian Antitrust Authority fines more than € 1 M two undertakings in the sector of harbour operating services for infringement of Art. 81 EC (Costa Container Lines / Sintermar-Terminal darsena Toscana)
National University of Singapore
The Italian Antitrust Authority (hereinafter, also “IAA”) has recently fined two undertakings active in the sector of harbour operating services for having infringed Article 81 of the Treaty of Rome. Parties of the investigation The proceeding started after a report sent to the Authority by (...)

The Italian Competition Authority condemns a ferry operator for predatory pricing on the basis of an incremental cost standard (Tourist-Caronte group)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) penalized a ferry operator, the Tourist-Caronte group (T-C) active across the Strait of Messina, for predatory pricing. Interestingly, in this case the ICA did not apply the EU predatory test as set out in the AKZO case which incorporated the standards of (...)

Dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identifies reform priorities to support competition at domestic growing container ports
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCC identifies reform priorities to support competition at Australia’s growing container ports* In its 15th annual monitoring report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has highlighted that further economic reforms are required if future benefits of continuing industry reforms (...)

The Israeli Antitrust General Director intends to declare two seaports companies ’an oligopoly’ (Ports of Haifa and Ashdod)
Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)
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Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)
On May 16, 2013, according to a press release published by the Antitrust Authority (the "Press Release"), the Restrictive Trade Practices General Director (the "General Director") informed the Ashdod Port Company Ltd. and the Haifa Port Company Ltd., the governmental companies operating the (...)

The Irish Competition Authority launches a public consultation as part of its study of competition in the national ports sector
Irish Competition Authority
Competition Authority launches public consultation on the ports sector* The Competition Authority has launched a public consultation as part of its study of competition in the Irish ports sector, following a request by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D.. (...)

The German Federal Court of Justice clarifies conditions for invoking “legal impossibility” as justification for refusal to grant access to an essential facility (Scandlines)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
By judgment of 11 December 2012, recently published, the German Federal Court of Justice (“BGH”) annulled the judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (“OLG Düsseldorf”) of 7 December 2011 and ruled that Scandlines Deutschland GmbH (“Scandlines”), which is the owner of the ferry port (...)

The President of the Belgian Competition Authority adopts interim measures on a warehouse keeper in port of Antwerp (Port Real Estate)
European Commission
Belgium: Interim Measures in Warehouse Coffee Case in Port of Antwerp* On 22 May 2012, the President of the Competition Council of Belgium ordered Port Real Estate (PRE), a warehouse keeper storing inter alia coffee in Antwerp, to maintain a minimum volume of loading out of Robusta coffee (...)

The Albanian Competition Authority fines a concessionnaire for abusing its dominant position in the market of unloading liquefied petroleum gas services at a port terminal (Romano Port)
University Luiss Guido Carli - GRIF (Rome)
With a recently published decision of April 11, 2012, the Albanian Competition Authority (the “Authority”) imposed a 6.7 million Albanian Lek fine on Romano Port SHA (i.e., € 47,722, equal to 2.35% of the company’s annual turnover) for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the market of (...)

The Finnish Competition Authority closes case concerning freight transport services (Freight Transport Services)
European Commission
Finland: Competition Authority closes Case concerning Freight Transport Services* On 3 October 2011, the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA) closed proceedings regarding a complaint submitted by Russian shipping company St. Peter Line Ltd (St. Peter Line) against an alleged abuse of dominant (...)

The German Federal Cartel Office opens a ferry route to competition (Scandlines Deutschland)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Practising Law Institute
According to a press release of 28 January 2010, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has required Scandlines Deutschland GmbH (“Scandlines”), the owner of the Puttgarden ferry port and sole provider of ferry services between Puttgarden in Germany and Rødby in Denmark, to provide other ferry (...)

The European Court of First Instance upholds Commission decision against a maritime company (Compagnie Maritime Belge)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Practising Law Institute
On 1 July 2008, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) issued its judgment on Compagnie Maritime Belge’s appeal of the Commission decision of 30 April 2004 (the “Decision”), which had fined it € 3.4 million for the infringements of Article 82 EC established in the Commission original decision of 23 (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority adopts a decision on a alleged abuse of dominant position (Puertos de Andalucía)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Practising Law Institute
On 13 March 2008, the Spanish Competition Authority found that Empresa Pública de Puertos de Andalucía (“Puertos de Andalucía”), a public undertaking which runs marinas in the South of Spain, had not abused its dominant position by engaging in predatory pricing. Although the decision found that (...)

The French Competition Authority refuses to order interim measures regarding alleged eviction practices implemented in the sector of shipping transport between Corsica and the continent (CMN / SNCM)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority. Renewal of public service delegation contract / Corsica-Marseilles: New referral by Corsica Ferries: Conseil de la concurrence does not order interim measures but decides to continue the examination on the (...)

The French Competition Authority dismisses a complaint regarding competition concerns on the market of passenger transport to the Isle of Saint Honorat (Cistercian monks of the Isle of Saint Honorat)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority. The Conseil de la concurrence rules that the Cistercian monks of the Isle of Saint Honorat did not ignore competition law by restricting passenger transport to and from the island exclusively to a company (...)

Mergers

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds that when a company acquires assets that can potentially be turned into a business activity, it can be considered as acquiring part of a business activity (Eurotunnel / SeaFrance / MyFerryLink)
Blackstone Chambers
Eurotunnel: when buying assets is a merger* When is an asset acquisition a merger? As the Eurotunnel litigation shows, the answer is not clear-cut. The background is the 2011 liquidation of the cross-channel ferry company SeaFrance. It could not be sold as a going concern, so instead there (...)

The Chinese MOFCOM prohibits the proposed shipping alliance among the world’s three largest liner shipping operators (P3 Alliance)
AnJie Law (Beijing)
No Way: Top Three Shipping Liners’ Proposed Alliance was Blocked by Chinese Watchdog* Introduction On the very last day of the statutory period for a merger review (i.e. June 17, 2014), China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) rendered its decision to prohibit the proposed shipping alliance among (...)

The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition receives notification of a merger on the market for maritime transportation management (Marship Investments / Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement)
Commission for the Protection of Competition of the Republic of Cyprus
Notification of concentration regarding the acquisition of share capital of Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd by Marship Investments Ltd* The Service of the Commission for the Protection of Competition received on behalf of Marship Investments Ltd notification of a proposed concentration (...)

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal quashes the Competition Commission decision regarding maritime transport over the Channel highlighting contradictory analysis of mergers between National Competition Authorities (Eurotunnel / SeaFrance / MyFerryLink)
HEC
The control of the Channel remains an emphatically strategic subject of prime importance for England: the Eurotunnel ferries might well not be allowed to disembark at Dover in the future! At least that’s what the Competition Commission, the British competition authority (hereinafter referred to (...)

The Italian Competition Authority opens a monitoring proceedings for a conditionally cleared concentration in the ferry sector (CIN/Tirrenia)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
By a decision made on 18 June 2013 the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has opened a monitoring proceedings under Article 19 of the Competition Act n. 287/1990 against CIN and Moby to verify compliance with the conditional authorization of the CIN/Tirrenia merger in the ferry sector . The (...)

The UK Competition Commission, unlike the French NCA, rules that operator of channel tunnel between Great Britain and France may no longer offer ferry services from Dover (Eurotunnel / SeaFrance / MyFerryLink)
Jones Day (London)
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Jones Day (London)
The UK Competition Commission (“CC”) has prohibited Eurotunnel from operating ferry services at the port of Dover, following its June 2012 acquisition of three SeaFrance vessels. The decision is notable for two reasons. First, this decision differed from that of the French Competition Authority (...)

The French Competition Authority clears, subject to conditions, a merger in the maritime transport sector (Eurotunnel / SeaFrance / MyFerryLink)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority. The Autorité de la concurrence clears, subject to conditions, the acquisition of certain SeaFrance assets by the Eurotunnel group* The Autorité de la concurrence has just cleared, subject to certain (...)

The European Commission clears acquisition in the logistics and transportation industry (Wincanton International / Rhenus)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
In a decision of 22 December 2011, the European Commission unconditionally cleared the proposed acquisition of the logistics business of Wincanton International by its German rival Rhenus. The Commission examined the effects of the transaction on the markets of contract logistics, (...)

The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the maritime transport sector (DFDS / SeaFrance and LD Lines)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority. The Autorité de la concurrence clears the possible acquisition by DFDS of certain assets of SeaFrance and LD Lines*. At the request of DFDS, the Autorité de la concurrence has examined the possible acquisition (...)

The Italian Competition Authority conditionally clears an acquisition in the ferry transportation sector by imposing slot remedies (Moby / Toremar)
Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)
Introduction The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has conditionally cleared the Moby acquisition of a regional ferry operator, Toremar. Though the notified merger was likely to give Moby a monopoly position on the market for ferry services on the Piombino-Portoferraio ruote, the ICA has (...)

State Aids

The European Commission decides that the compensation for the operation of the two additional routes linking Sardinia to the mainland and the recapitalisation measure constituted illegal state aid and orders recovery (Saremar)
College of Europe (Bruges)
Article published on Lexxion State Aid Blog The Importance of Precise Definition of Public Service Obligations* Main points The imposition of a public service obligation must be preceded by market analysis that shows that the market underprovides. For compensation of public service (...)

The AG Wathelet of the CJEU finds that the effectiveness of state aid rules would be significantly impaired if Member States could use protection of brand image as an economic rationality argument (SNCM)
University of Bristol - Law School
"National brands" and State aid: AG Wathelet on investing in "State branding" (C-533 & 536/12)* In his Opinion of 15 January 2014 in joined cases C-533/12 P and C-536/12 P SNCM v Corsica Ferries France, Advocate General Wathelet has addressed an interesting (and creative) argument (...)

The EU Commission clarifies the relation between Altmark criteria and public procurement rules (SNCM Corse-Méditerranée)
College of Europe (Bruges)
Article published on Lexxion State Aid Blog. Altmark and Public Procurement: Definition and Award of Contracts* Introduction Ever since the Court of Justice ruled on Altmark ten years ago there has been a growing literature on the specific conditions that have to be satisfied so that public (...)

The EU Commission rules on the compatibility of a state aid for a new port infrastructure and finds it necessary and proportional to the objective pursued (Katakolo)
College of Europe (Bruges)
Article published on Lexxion State Aid Blog. The Confusion between Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid [Case SA.35738: Public Funding of Port Infrastructure]* Introduction Several postings in this blog have examined cases concerning funding of port, airport or sport infrastructure. (...)

The European Commission issues a state aid decision concerning compensation for the provision of SGEI and orders the immediate and effective recovery of the illicit aid (Marseille -Corsica ferries)
Mircea & Partners (Bucharest)
Introduction The decision in discussion was issued by the European Commission on 2 May 2013 and established that the public service delegation contract for passenger shipping services between Marseille and Corsica did not satisfy the four cumulative conditions set out in Altmark. The (...)

The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision by which it approved all of the measures adopted by France in favour of Corsica ferries (Corsica Ferries France)
Mircea & Partners (Bucharest)
A. Essential factual and legal aspects The shipping company, Corsica Ferries France SAS, applicant in the present dispute, offers regular ferry services to Corsica departing from continental France (Marseille, Toulon and Nice) and Italy. The shipping company and beneficiary of the aid measure (...)

The EU Commission finds that the Italian authorities failed to prove the exceptional nature of the delayed provision of aid for shipbuilding and declares the aid to be incompatible with the internal market (Cantiere Navale De Poli)
College of Europe (Bruges)
Article published on Lexxion State Aid Blog Exceptional Circumstances, Natural Disasters, Commercial Risk and Rights of Complainants* Exceptional circumstances: Commission Decision 2013/197 on aid to Cantiere Navale De Poli (IT) The measure in question concerned State aid that Italy intended (...)

The European Commission opens a 88 § 2 EC procedure into special tax credits granted by the Spanish government in favor of publicly owned shipyards
European Commission - DG COMP
"Spain. - The Commission opened the 88 § 2 EC procedure into special tax credits in favour of the publicly owned shipyards"* On 20 January 1999 the Commission decided to open an investigation procedure into special tax credits of 18.45 billion pesetas (approx € 111 million) paid in 1998 to the (...)

Procedures

The ECJ AG Kokott establishes that an unobjectionable error of law may exonerate an undertaking from antitrust liability to pay fines (Schenker)
Mircea & Partners (Bucharest)
I. Introduction Should the competition authorities bring proceedings against subjectively innocent undertakings? The assumption made by the respondents in the present case was that their own conduct was lawful and this hypothesis of lawfulness could be strengthened by the fact that during a (...)

The EU General Court rejects veto right for Member States for disclosing information supplied in State aid investigations (Gruppo Tirrenia)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
In joined cases T-109/05 and T-444/05, the General Court (“GC”) recently ruled that the Commission had unlawfully refused to grant access to confidential data excluded from the public version of a Commission decision on state aid, and this despite the ulterior annulment of this decision. The (...)

Regulations

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issues a draft decision to accept commitments as regards port terminal services access (CBH)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCC issues draft decision to approve CBH long term arrangements* The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision to accept Co-Operative Bulk Handling Limited’s (CBH) proposed 2014 Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking, subject to drafting amendments. The (...)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeks views on port terminal access arrangements at Newcastle (GrainCorp)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCC seeks views on GrainCorp’s port terminal access arrangements at Newcastle* The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking views on whether the scope of regulation of GrainCorp’s bulk grain port terminal in Newcastle should be reduced due to the presence of other bulk export (...)

The Irish Competition Authority publishes a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland finding that competition in port services could be improved
Irish Competition Authority
Competition Authority recommends changes to improve competition in Irish ports* The Competition Authority has published on 29 November 2013 a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland which found competition in port services could be improved. The study was commissioned by Minister (...)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issues a draft decision proposing to consent and vary an access agreement as regards a port terminal for bulk wheat export (Viterra)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCC issues draft decision on Viterra’s wheat port undertaking* The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision proposing to consent Viterra Operations Limited’s (Viterra) application to extend and vary its 2011 Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking. Viterra’s (...)

The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the maritime services to Corsica
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority. The Autorité de la concurrence recommends the Corsica regional council to specify precisely the island’s maritime service requirements with a view to avoiding public intervention and expenditure that would be (...)

The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the public transportation of travellers by river shuttles on the Seine
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Public transportation of travellers by river shuttles on the Seine: The Autorité de la concurrence draws the attention of the STIF to the necessary competitive conditions for the implementation of the Voguéo project.* After referral by the Syndicat des transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) , the (...)

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