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Container lines cleared of collusion charges on lack of evidence

The US Department of Justice has closed a two-year probe that officially began when a meeting of the Box Club was interrupted by investigators, but what was under suspicion remains unclear

The container shipping industry has been subjected to several competition probes since the conference system was outlawed in Europe more than a decade ago, but suspicious antitrust investigators have failed to uncover any proof of illegal behaviour, despite lengthy and costly scrutiny

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