The EU Commission imposes fines on cargo train operators for participation in a cartel (Express Interfracht / Schenker)

Commission fines cargo train operators € 49 million for cartel* The European Commission has imposed fines of € 49 154 000 on Express Interfracht, part of the Austrian railway incumbent Österreichische Bundesbahnen ("ÖBB"), and Schenker, part of the German railway incumbent Deutsche Bahn ("DB"), for operating a cartel in breach of EU antitrust rules in the market for so-called cargo 'blocktrain' services. The three companies fixed prices and allocated customers for their "Balkantrain" and "Soptrain" services in Europe for nearly eight years. Kühne+Nagel of Switzerland, which is one of the largest transport and logistics companies in Europe, also took part in the cartel but was not fined as it was granted immunity under the Commission's 2006 Leniency Notice for revealing the existence of

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European Commission, The EU Commission imposes fines on cargo train operators for participation in a cartel (Express Interfracht / Schenker), 15 July 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 74485

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