Alleged anti-competitive practices are under investigation at India’s largest boxport as rival terminal operators clash.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into alleged anti-competitive practices by APM Terminals and Dubai’s DP World at the terminals they operate in Mumbai, according to Reuters.
The probe follows a complaint made by Singapore’s PSA International, which alleged that APM Terminals and DP World created entry barriers to hinder the growth of PSA’s terminal by colluding on certain charges they levy at the state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
The dispute centres on inter-terminal transfers with PSA saying its two rivals are charging it more to deliver boxes to its Mumbai terminal.
The CCI said its preliminary probe found that APM Terminals and DP World had coordinated their efforts to prevent PSA from operating effectively at Mumbai port
Further details are due to be released in January.