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  • 11 February 2020

    Associations object to CBER’s inclusion in the EU Commission’s 2020 Work Programme.

  • 28 September 2018

    The EC is seeking views on Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is pondering a block exemption for liner shipping to replace the existing Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act. Shipping Australia said that it was encouraged by the government’s cautious approach to making changes to shipping competition regulation, but that it would have preferred for the block exemption recommendation to be dropped. […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    The regulation is now extended until April 25, 2024.

  • 15 October 2014

    Exporters and consumers will suffer greater price instability and higher shipping costs if the shipping competition exemptions provided under Part X of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act are removed, shipping association Shipping Australia Limited stressed. “Comments made by Australian competition regulator ACCC Chairman Rod Sims, in a speech at Adelaide University last Friday bundled all […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The EC has proposed to extend the regulation exempting liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules.

  • 28 February 2014

    The European Commission is inviting comments on a proposal to prolong an exemption of liner shipping consortia from the application of EU antitrust rules that prohibit certain agreements between companies. The maritime consortia block exemption regulation allows shipping lines to enter into cooperation for the purpose of providing a joint service (so-called “consortia”). In light […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have replied today to a public consultation launched by the Commission on its proposal to extend the period of application of the so-called liner consortia block exemption regulation (BER) by another five years. “We very much welcome […]

  • 21 December 2018

    Liner shipping associations have asked the European Commission to extend the EU consortia block exemption regulation.

  • 25 June 2014

    The European Commission has extended by another five years until April 2020 the validity of the existing legal framework exempting, if certain conditions are met, liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. After a public consultation, the Commission has concluded that the exemption has worked well, providing legal certainty to agreements which bring benefits to […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    The European Commission has prolonged for another four years the regulation outlining the conditions under which liner shipping consortia can provide joint services without infringing EU antitrust rules. The commission believes that the regulation is still fit for purpose as it allows liner companies operational cooperation that leads to economies of scale and better utilization […]

  • 20 February 2019

    The EC should repeal the BER unless a revised regulatory framework clarifying the current regulation is adopted.

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government.   The ICS comments support the maintenance of important anti-trust exemptions that currently apply to international maritime transport. “The provisions under Part X of Australia’s Competition and […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hong Kong has granted a block exemption order (BEO) for vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) in the liner shipping industry. The country’s competition commission issued the order on August 8 in response to an application received from the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association (HKLSA) in December 2015. In its application, HKLSA asked for a block exemption order covering both VSAs […]

  • 6 February 2015

    The European Commission has closed an investigation into the impact of French tax rule changes for maritime companies on the EU state aid rules after France pledged to address the Commission’s concerns. Namely, France has committed to ensure that French tonnage tax payers flag at least 25% of their tonnage in the EEA. The in-depth investigation was […]

  • 27 November 2019

    The recommendation by the EU to renew the CBER has been slammed by the Global Shippers’ Forum.

  • 5 November 2018

    Alliances could raise competition concerns in what has become a concentrated market, according to ITF-OECD.

  • 26 April 2005

    The European Union on Monday prolonged until 2010 its arrangement for providing exemption to antitrust laws for shipping companies which team up to form consortia. The arrangement automatically excludes cargo shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules banning collusion between companies, providing the consortia do not control more than 30 percent of any market they are […]

  • 1 February 2018

    Mexico has awarded 19 offshore blocks to 11 companies at its bidding round for deepwater acreage held on Wednesday.

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association has filed a request for block exemption from Hong Kong’s competition regulations that entered into force on Monday, December 14th outlawing inter alia vessel-sharing agreements. The association’s request joins numerous others from various industry branches seeking exemption from the regulation. The association believes Hong Kong should follow the example […]

  • 19 May 2017

    The British Ports Association Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne warned against the distortion of competitive port markets with major public subsidies in response to the European Commission formally adopting the new General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) on state aids which now cover EU ports. On May 17, the European Commission widened the scope of GBER to ports and airports, following two […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Commenting on the news that the European Commission had formally adopted the new General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) on state aids, the British Ports Association Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, warned against the distortion of competitive port markets with major public subsidies. Mr Ballantyne said: “While we fully appreciate the diverse nature of the European ports industry, we […]