GSF featured in FreightWaves article on the renewal of the consortia block exemption regulation

12/6/2019 12:25:19 PM

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“What is it about the global shipping lines that warrants this form of exceptional treatment under competition law?” asks group representing manufacturers and retailers.

An organization that represents shippers in many countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada, has added its voice to those expressing disappointment to a recommendation by the European Commission to renew the consortia block exemption regulation, which gives antitrust protection to container liner carriers who cooperate in vessel-sharing agreements.

James Hookham, secretary general of the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), said, “We are disappointed with the outcome of the Commission’s review and disagree on several points with its reasoning. We shall be setting out our concerns and arguments in response and campaigning for greater policing of shipping lines’ activities.”

 

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