APL presses ahead with lawsuit against Matson

CMA CGM subsidiary APL has been allowed by a federal judge in Washington DC to move ahead with an antitrust lawsuit it is bringing against rival Matson over services connecting the US with Guam.

APL claims Matson has violated US competition law. APL said in its complaint that after it entered the market in 2015 for US to Guam shipments, Matson took a series of anticompetitive steps to maintain its power. Matson has denied such behaviour and hit out at APL’s schedule reliability.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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