The South African Competition Commission fines two shipping companies for bid-rigging and exercises a considerable degree of discretion when choosing a strategy for imposing an administrative penalty (Shipping Cartel)

Shipping Cartel: Recent approach to fining in SA* AAT previously reported (here and here) that the SACC had been investigating cartel behaviour which allegedly took place between multiple shipping liners who transported vehicles for various Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”). The investigation resulted in two consent agreements being concluded between the SACC and Nippon Yusen Kaisha Shipping Company (“NYK”) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (“WWL”) respectively (the “Respondents”). On 12 August 2015, the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) was requested to make the consent agreements, orders of the Tribunal. In terms of the consent agreements, the Respondents had admitted that they had contravened Section 4(1)(b) of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998 (the “Competition Act”) on multiple

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Michael-James Currie, The South African Competition Commission fines two shipping companies for bid-rigging and exercises a considerable degree of discretion when choosing a strategy for imposing an administrative penalty (Shipping Cartel), 8 September 2015, e-Competitions September 2015, Art. N° 76790

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