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New OECD report casts doubts on liner companies block exemption

Most of the consortia cooperation between liner companies exceed the threshold they must remain below to benefit from the EU's consortia block exemption, concludes a new report by the International Transport Forum, a body under OECD. This is noteworthy for three reasons, says ITF.

Liner companies: Block Exemption has ensured lower rates

The container carriers continue their fight for an extension of the unique consortia block exemption regulation, which allows competing shipping lines to cooperate. In a letter to the EU Commission, the association lists four arguments in favor of the regulation.

Even the most ardent opponents of BER want to maintain container alliances

The fronts between container carriers and shippers are not necessarily that fiercely drawn when it comes to the carriers' unique competitive edge, says Sea-Intelligence. Even the most ardent opponents of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation do not want to get rid of alliances altogether, notes the firm.

Fierce criticism of container alliances in comprehensive report

In a comprehensive report, the International Transport Forum, under OECD, voices fierce criticism of the three mega-alliances. The negative consequences far surpass the benefits, and politicians need to act. Read the conclusions and find the complete report here.

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