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Latest From August Braakman
Is access to data on vessel-sharing agreements fit for participating lines to make a proper and reliable self-assessment under EU antitrust law?
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
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
As carriers move to end-to-end services, questions arise over whether the level of integration they require will breach competition regulations
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
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