Container shipping could lose its unique competitive edge

There is a real risk that the special consortia block exemption that allows competing liner companies to collaborate could be ditched entirely when the EU Commission reviews the exemption soon, says Martin Andre Dittmer, secretary general of the European Maritime Law Organization, to ShippingWatch.

 Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Major liner companies such as Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM could lose a unique competitive edge that has for years been in place exclusively for the container shipping sector.

For years, European liner companies have enjoyed a unique container block scheme that exempts container carriers from the EU's regular competition rules.

Read this article for free

Register with your E-mail.
No credit card required.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

Related articles

Latest news


See all

See all