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Commission launches consortia probe

[ May 16, 2018   //   ]

The European Commission has launched an evaluation of the current block exemption of shipping line consortia. The European Shippers’ Council says it is preparing its own response, but individual shippers are also free to participate. ESC said shippers had raised a number of concerns over competition issues. The Block Exemption Regulation allows shipping lines to enter into cooperation agreements (or consortia) under certain conditions.


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