Bundeskartellamt imposes fines on harbour towage service providers
Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines amounting to approx. 13 million euros on three harbour towage service providers
The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines amounting to approx. 13 million euros on three harbour towage service providers.
The companies concerned are Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Richard Borchard GmbH, Hamburg, Bugsier-, Reederei- und Bergungs GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, and Petersen & Alpers GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg. No fine was imposed on Unterweser Reederei GmbH, which had also participated in the cartel agreement and its subsidiary Lütgens & Reimers GmbH & Co. KG because they had reported the cartel to the Bundeskartellamt. For discretionary reasons no fine was imposed on Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & Co. KG, which has since exited the market. Investigations into another company are still ongoing.