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SeaIntel: Follow EU carrier scrutiny

The outcome of the European Commission’s scrutiny of container carriers’ almost identical rate increases may be one of the most interesting topics of 2013.

According to the analyst firm SeaIntel, the European Commission’s scrutiny of container carriers identical rate increases will be one of the most interesting topics on the 2013 shipping agenda.

The European shippers organised in European Shippers Council (ESC) representing a high number of major industrial firms have filed a complaint to the European Competition Authorities under the European Commission that container carriers might break competition regulations when announcing general rate increases at almost the same time and with almost the same amount.

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