Shipper anger at EC extension to shipping consortia block exemption regulation
Shippers have “slammed” the EC’s recent decision to renew the consortia block exemption regulation (CBER) for four ...
There is an interesting piece on LinkedIn, questioning why the EC decided to extend the liner shipping block exemption for another four years. The writer, Pablo Rodas-Martini, takes “devastating” excerpts from the study done by the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the OECD titled The Impact of Alliances in Container Shipping.
The paragraphs he highlights are unequivocally damning about alliances, and (when read in isolation), they do indeed make one “puzzled” about the EC’s decision. And he calls for readers to show any studies which refute the ITF one.