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Car carrier price fixing probe launched in Brazil

Brazilian authorities are investigating nine car carrier firms over price fixing. CSAV, Eukor, Grimaldi, Hoegh Autoliners, K Line, MOL, NYK, Nissan Motor Car Carriers and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics are all being investigated.

Officials say they have “robust evidence” that these lines have colluded to fix prices. Many of these lines have fallen foul of similar investigations in different jurisdictions across the world.

The investigations suggest the practice dates back to 1978 and lasted through to 2012.

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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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