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UK pursues car carrier cartel investigation

The UK is set to pursue its own investigation into car carrier cartel behaviour, following on from other similar enquiries in Europe, the US, South Africa and Australia.

Japan’s big three lines, MOL, K Line, NYK, along with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Eukor and CSAV stand accused of overcharging UK consumers and businesses over a 10-year period though to September 2015.

The claims have been filed to the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal under the terms of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Affected car brands include Ford, Volkswagan, Peugeot and Toyota according to local newspaper City AM.

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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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