Shipping line practices are hitting economic growth, say customers

The Clecat European freight forwarders association and the European Shippers' Council (ESC) have written to the Competition Directorate of the European Commission complaining that shipping lines’ behaviour is damaging trade growth. They complain of violation of existing contracts, unreasonable conditions for accepting bookings and unilaterally setting of rates far in excess of those agreed.They say that carriers have been changing rates whenever they see fit, ignoring agreed charges and are continuing ... [+]

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