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August Braakman

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Consortia agreements need full access to data

Is access to data on vessel-sharing agreements fit for participating lines to make a proper and reliable self-assessment under EU antitrust law?

Europe Containers

Are vessel-sharing agreements fit for purpose in a digital age?

The Consortia Block Exemption Regulation was adopted in the pre-digital era of 2009. Today, the exchange of much more digital data presents a different landscape

Europe Containers

Can shipping chart a green course in a post-coronavirus climate?

An EU regulation covering the period 2020-2030 determines both the percentage by which the member states must collectively have restricted their greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, and the annual linear limit value to be achieved by each individual member state

Europe Containers

Digitalisation and globalisation pose problems for competition authorities

As carriers move to end-to-end services, questions arise over whether the level of integration they require will breach competition regulations

Europe Containers

Consortia block exemption: The importance of being relevant

Before the consortia block exemption is renewed for four more years, the European Commission should redefine the relevant market, since it would be unacceptable to burden the shipping industry with a definition that dates back to 1997, and which Brussels regards as obsolete

Europe China Merchant Port Holdings

The Consortia BER: Resurrection by denial

The denial of the impact of big data, and business intelligence and analytics systems opens the door to a serious degree of imperfect competition, which could turn this technology from a blessing into a curse

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