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Maersk raises a warning flag to the port of Hong Kong

Four port companies wants to enter a collaboration in one of the world's largest ports, Hong Kong. Now, the port's largest customer, Maersk, has sent a warning to the authorities who are evaluating whether competition is threatened.

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Plans for a collaborative alliance between port companies in the world's seventh-largest port, Hong Kong, now see the port's largest customer send a warning to the authorities who are currently assessing whether the alliance is in compliance.

The alliance consists of terminal operators Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, Cosco-Hit Terminals (Hong Kong) and Asia Container Terminals, which together own the largest share of the port. The concern is therefore that, with such a dominating position, the four operators could end up driving the conditions for customers in the port, thereby threatening competition.

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