Why Maersk was fined by China for distorting competition

Maersk Line, along with several other carriers, must pay a fine of over half a million dollars to the Chinese authorities. Read below to learn the reasons behind the expensive penalty for Maersk.

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21 major container shipowners will have to hand over USD 700,000 to the Chinese authorities. This was the verdict last week following a major investigation of the container shipowners' compliance with competition rules on the Chinese container market.

Maersk Line is among the penalized carriers in the case, along with other players from the container industry's global elite, such as MSC and CSCL.

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