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18 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:53 GMT+2



June 27, 2019

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The Department of managing USA Justice former accusation two of the Höegh Autoliners of anti-competitive practices

The Höegh - it has explained the substitute Delrahim attorney general - already has been declared guilty and now we must make so that managing its answer some

The Division Antitrust of the Department of American Justice has announced that the Norwegians Ingar Skiaker and Øyvind Ervik, both top manager of the company of Norwegian navigation Höegh Autoliners that is specialized in the transport of motor vehicles with a fleet of ships garage, are accused to have carried out for various years illegal activities times to the allocation of customers and marine routes, to pilot the outcome of contests and to agree the level of the hires for iò marine rotabili cargo transport from and for the United States, included the port of Baltimora.

The Division Antitrust of the DOT has specified that the company Höegh Autoliners has been declared guilty and is condemned to pay a fine of 21 million dollars. Moreover the Division has specified that up to now they are the 13 leaders you mail under accusation in the within of the investigations, of which four they have been declared guilty and they are condemned to discount preventive jail sentences, and that, included the Höegh, they are the five companies of navigation that they have admitted to have carried out illicit practical and are condemned to pay endorsements for a total of 255 million dollars.

In particular, the accusation supports that at least from the 2006 until the september 2012 Skiaker and Ervik has participated to illicit activities among other things participating to reunions during which the companies have agreed not to make mutual offered competition and to abstain introducing for services or customers of pertinence of other companies involved in these practical, and in the course of which the levels of rates and hires for services of international marine transport are agreed.

"The investigations of the Division - it has explained the substitute attorney general of the Division Antitrust of the Department of Justice American, Makan Delrahim - have revealed that from years these practical collusive were endemic and spreading in the field of the marine transport. The under way procedure today is framed in the task of the Division to restore and to promote the free competition. The Höegh - it has concluded Delrahim - already has been declared guilty and now we must make so that managing its answer some".

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