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Shippers want systematic monitoring of container carriers

The European industry represented by the European Shippers’ Council has issued four demands for authorities' monitoring of the new and expanded alliances in the container industry in relation to the meeting Thursday in Brussels.

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The container carriers' European customers, organized in the European Shippers' Council, has now issued yet another warning against the major alliances in the container industry. The increasing concentration around four large-scale alliances escalates the risk of breaching the global rules for free competition, which would harm consumers, says the organization.

This is evident from a so-called White Paper issued by the European Shippers' Council ahead of the meeting on Thursday in Brussels between the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the Chinese competition authority and the EU Commission.

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