DFDS and P&O Ferries being investigated by UK regulator

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into capacity sharing agreements between DFDS and P&O Ferries on the English Channel. DFDS told ShippingWatch earlier this year that the arrangement was not in breach of competition rules. Updated.

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Ferry operators DFDS and P&O Ferries are now being investigated by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for their capacity sharing agreements on the English Channel.

"The CMA is investigating whether a capacity sharing agreement between two ferry operators, P&O Ferries Holdings Limited and DFDS A/S, on the Dover-Calais route has potential to prevent, restrict or distort competition within the UK," writes the regulator in a brief update.

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