Commission consults on shipping consortia

The European Commission is inviting comments on a proposal to continue the consortia block exemption regulation that exempts liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. The current regulation is due to expire in April 2015. According to the Commission, if consortia are faced with sufficient competition and are not used to fix prices or share the market, customers usually benefit from improvements in productivity and service quality. The Commission has therefore ... [+]

Aer Lingus on the up again

Aer Lingus is expanding its transatlantic routes again next year offering. From 2014, the airline will now operate five flights per week from Dublin to San Francisco and a new Dublin to Toronto route will offer a daily service in the summer and up to four flights per week in ... [+]

TransAtlantic adds Polish link

Scandinavian-owned shipping line TransAtlantic has started weekly sailings between Szczecin, Poland and Hull, England on its established TransPal Line container service. The service also adds a link from south Sweden to Szczecin. Chief Commercial officer at Transatlantic's Industrial Shipping division, Klas Eskilsson, said: "Szczecin is an excellent alternative for our customers ... [+]

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