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EU Regulation and Competition Law in the Transport Sector, 2nd Edition edited by Ortiz Blanco, Luis; Van Houtte, Ben (23rd February 2017)

Part IV Maritime Transport, 13 Competition (I): Market Definition and Antitrust Rules

Luis Ortiz Blanco, Elvira Aliende Rodríguez, Julie Vandenbussche

From: EU Regulation and Competition Law in the Transport Sector (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Luis Ortiz Blanco, Ben Van Houtte

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 June 2020

Joint ventures — Abuse of dominant position — Market definition — Market power — European Union — Oligopoly — Passenger transport — Liner consortia

Maritime transport has been and still is a key pillar for economic growth: not only because it is a fundamental sector itself, but also because of the major affect it has on all other sectors of the economy. Its crucial importance has been why maritime transport has been the focus of EU competition rules since 1986. Chapters 13 offers an overview of the approach adopted from the different perspectives of European competition law over the years and the evolution of maritime transport regulation alongside the general European competition law developments. The chapter describes different segments of the shipping industry. It sets out in detail the elaborate practice in respect of restrictive agreements and abuses of dominant position, as well as the specific regulatory framework for liner shipping consortia.

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