The Hellenic Competition Commission imposes fines for prohibited vertical agreement in breach of Art. 81 EC and mirror national provisions relating on the port services market (Piraeus Port Authority / Mediterranean Shipping Company)

1. The alleged infringement The case concerned a contract of provision of port services between the Piraeus Port Authority SA (hereinafter PPA) and Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC). It specifically provided that the ships of the MSC would have priority in using the infrastructure of the port, as far as the company's transit cargo was concerned. Two Greek marine carriers, acting in the sector of domestic cargo carriage, Sarlis Container Services Company and Sarlis-Angelopoulos Agency company, lodged a complaint with the Hellenic Competition Commission (hereinafter HCC) against the PPA and the MSC, alleging that the performance of the above mentioned contract infringed articles 81 and 82 of the European Community Treaty [1] and the respected

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Aias Retsinas, The Hellenic Competition Commission imposes fines for prohibited vertical agreement in breach of Art. 81 EC and mirror national provisions relating on the port services market (Piraeus Port Authority / Mediterranean Shipping Company), 23 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 29826

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