The Italian Antitrust Authority concludes an investigation triggered by a leniency application concerning a cartel of shipping agents in the port of Genoa

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 agencies, both mainly active in the port of Genoa) that have engaged in an anticompetitive agreement concerning the market for shipping agency services. According to the ICA decision, the above-mentioned companies had participated from February 2004 to December 2009 in a single and continuous infringement of Article 101(1) TFEU consisting in a horizontal and a vertical profile. On one side, in the course of a series of meeting within the Harbour Commission the involved enterprises have been fixing

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