The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading rejects a freight forwarder’s claim of abuse of dominance against a carrier’s agent (Central Marine / Focal Maritime Service)

In terms of Article 13A of Maltese Competition Act (Chapter 379 of Laws of Malta, hereinafter referred to as ‘MCA'), the Director of the Office for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Director') requested the Commission for Fair Trading (hereinafter referred to as ‘Commission') to review its rejection of Central Marine Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘CML‘)'s complaint against Focal Maritime Service Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘FMSCL‘) for alleged abuse of dominance in the market of carriage of goods by sea from Malta to ports in the Adriatic Sea. I. Original Complaint In its original complaint to the Director, CML had premised that it receives requests from its clients for the carriage of containers from Italy to Malta, and on their behalf instructs

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Phyllis Aquilina, The Maltese Commission for Fair Trading rejects a freight forwarder’s claim of abuse of dominance against a carrier’s agent (Central Marine / Focal Maritime Service), 18 October 2010, e-Competitions October 2010, Art. N° 33888

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