The US maritime laws, which exempt international container carriers from regular competition regulations, are outdated, according to several US legislators who are prepared to present a new bill in less than a month.
The Russian competition authorities have fined Maersk Line USD 12 million for collaborating with its competitors to fix prices on the Russian market. The carrier has confirmed the fine which has been appealed.
In her first interview about her views on the maritime industry and the four major alliances that dominate the global container industry, the EU's Commissioner for Competition backs this concentration of carriers. ShippingWatch has interviewed Margrethe Vestager.