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Bunker companies cleared of cartel suspicions in major ports

Dutch regulators are in talks with bunker companies to ensure increased transparency in terms of bunker fuel prices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

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The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has completed its investigation into alleged price fixing by bunker companies in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

The investigation did not reveal a de facto price cartel, but according to several news outlets, the regulator stresses that some price collusion took place over the course of several years.

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