The EU wants to extend container block exemption

The EU Commission plans to extend the consortia block exemption for collaborations between container carriers to 2020, and is now opening up for comments from stakeholders until March 31st this year.

Photo: Photo Harald Pettersen - Statoil

Container carriers in the EU will likely continue to benefit from the EU's consortia block exemption between carriers. Rules that since 2010 have exempted container carriers from the EU's regular rules for competition distorting arrangements, as the EU Commission now proposes an extension of the so-called Consortia Block Exemption Regulation to 2020. The block exemption is currently set to expire in April 2015.

According to a statement from the Commission on Thursday.

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