Maersk: Nothing to suggest illegalities at Russian offices

The Russian authorities entered Maersk Line’s offices with a broad basis for decision and kept their cards close to their chests. “We have no reason to believe that the company has acted unlawfully,” says Maersk Line to ShippingWatch.

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The Russian anti-trust provided very little information two days ago when they searched Maersk Line’s offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Since they entered the offices with a broad “basis for decision”, Maersk Line only knows that the search was prompted by a suspicion that Maersk Line together with a list of other shipping companies has struck deals that limit free competition. In all likelihood, the anti-trust authorities suspect price fixing.

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