The Dutch Competition Authority clears merger of port container terminals without conditions (Hutchison Ports / APM Terminals)

ACM clears acquisition of container terminal of APM Terminals by ECT’s parent company* The Netherlands Authority for Consumer and Markets (ACM) has cleared Hutchison Ports Netherlands, parent company of container terminal operator ECT, to acquire container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam. ACM does not anticipate the acquisition having any significant effects on competition. After the acquisition, sufficient competition will remain on the market for the handling of containers carried by deep-sea container ships.

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