Maersk Line will appeal Russian competition ruling

Maersk Line maintains that the carriers' practice of publicly announcing rate increases before they are implemented is completely legal, informs the carrier in a written statement after the ruling in Russia.

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Russian authorities have used a special stipulation in the country's competition legislation in the ruling which finds Maersk Line and four other carriers guilty of illegal price fixing in 2012-2013 on the container services from Asia to Russia when the carriers publicly and regularly announce rate increases.

Maersk Line completely disagrees with the decision from the Russian authority Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS), and the decision will be appealed, the carrier states in a written comment on the Russian ruling in which Maersk Line also points out that no documentation has been found for cartel behavior in the Russian investigation:

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