By a decision made on 28 January 2015 in the case Organizzazione Servizi Marittimi nel Golfo di Napoli (Gulf of Naples) the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has imposed fines in excess of € 14 million on seven ferry operators (Alilauro, Alilauro Gruson, SLMGL, NLG, SNAV and Medmar Navi), two joint ventures set up by the above firms, Gescab and CLMP, and on a trade assoction, ACAP . The ICA found that the parties infringed a previous commitment decision and also breached Article 101 TFEU with a long-standing cartel in the shape of a market sharing arrangement affecting several maritime links connecting a number of ports in the region around Naples. The facts of the case In October 2009 by a commitment decision based on Article 14-ter of the Italian Competition Act n. 287/1990
The Italian Competition Authority fines several firms for breaching a previous commitment decision and cartelizing the maritime links across the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno (Organizzazione Servizi Marittimi nel Golfo di Napoli)
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