The EU Commission adopts regulation renewing the block exemption for liner shipping consortia

"Adoption of Regulation 823/2000 renewing the block exemption for liner shipping consortia"* Commission Regulation (EC) No 823/2000 of 19 April 2000 [1] contains a block exemption for liner shipping consortia valid for five years. It renews the block exemption contained in Commission Regulation (EC) No 870/95 [2] the five year validity of which expired on 25 April 2000. The new Regulation makes some changes to the block exemption; these are described below. CONCEPT AND IMPORTANCE OF CONSORTIA A consortium is a grouping of shipping lines which cooperate to provide a joint liner shipping service. Consortia represent a method of organisation of liner maritime transport which came about following the introduction of containers at the end of the 1960s, which necessitated the construction

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Charles Williams, The EU Commission adopts regulation renewing the block exemption for liner shipping consortia, 19 April 2000, e-Competitions April 2000, Art. N° 39276

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