Lashing dispute goes to EU Commission – updated

Six European shortsea and feeder ship operators have filed an official complaint with the European Commission, claiming that International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) attempts to force ships to use dockers for container lashing violate EU competition law. In a letter to the Directorate-General for Competition on 19 May, the operators called for an investigation into the ITF and affiliated Dutch union FNV Bondgnoten. The complaint focuses on the ‘Dockers’ Clause’ part ... [+]

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