The EU Commission rules on excessive pricing in the port sector (Scandlines Sverige / Port of Helsingborg / Sundbusserne / Port of Helsingborg)

"Two important rejection decisions on excessive pricing in the port sector"* On 23 July 2004, the Commission took two decisions rejecting two complaints lodged in 1997 by ferry operators—Scandlines Sverige AB (hereinafter ‘Scandlines‘) and Sundbusserne AS (hereinafter ‘Sundbusserne‘) — against the Port of Helsingborg (Helsingborgs Hamn AB hereinafter ‘the Port’) in Sweden. Helsingborgs Hamn AB is a limited liability company wholly owned by the City of Helsingborg. These two parallel complaints related to alleged abuses under Article 82 EC. Both notably alleged that the Port charges excessive port fees for services provided to ferry operators active on the Helsingborg-Elsinore route (‘the HH-route’) between Sweden and Denmark. Article 82 EC prohibits any abuse of dominant position consisting

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Antonio Carlos Teixeira, Michel Lamalle, Lenita Lindström-Rossi, The EU Commission rules on excessive pricing in the port sector (Scandlines Sverige / Port of Helsingborg / Sundbusserne / Port of Helsingborg), 23 July 2004, e-Competitions July 2004, Art. N° 36878

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