The Irish Competition Authority recommends changes to improve competition in Irish ports

On 15 June 2012, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation asked the Competition Authority (“the Authority”) to carry out a study of competition in the ports sector in Ireland, in accordance with section 30(2) of the Competition Act 2002. [1] The Authority examined the level of inter-port competition (competition between ports) and intra-port competition (competition within ports) for different cargo types. The main focus was on unitised cargo (i.e., Load-on-Load-off, or “Lo-Lo”, and Roll-on-Roll-off, or “Ro-Ro”, cargo in containers) and bulk cargo (e.g., liquid fuel, coal, fertiliser and animal feed). On 27 November 2013, the Authority released its study, making six recommendations to improve the level of competition in the Irish ports sector. Feeding into these recommendations

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Eoin Kealy, The Irish Competition Authority recommends changes to improve competition in Irish ports, 27 November 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 63581

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