EU Commissioner hopes for extension of container block exemption

If EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has her way, the container sector's consortia block exemption regulation should be extended, she says in an interview with ShippingWatch. The regulation gives liner companies certain competitive edges, and it is currently being reviewed.

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EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc hopes for an extension of the container sector's unique competitive regulation, which enables liner companies to form alliances and book slots on each other's ships, says Bulc in an interview with ShippingWatch.

The comments come at a time when the EU Commission is in the process of reviewing the so-called Block Exemption Regulation (BER), in order to decide whether to extend the regulation when it expires in April next year.

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