Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics pays fine in South Africa for price fixing

Norway’s Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has agreed to pay a R95.7m ($7.5m) fine in South Africa for contravening the republic’s Competition Act.

WWL was one of a number of car carrier firms investigated by South Africa’s Competition Commission for price fixing collectively, the latest in a series of worldwide clampdowns on price fixing in the car carrying sector.

WWL was found to have colluded with other companies on 11 tenders to shift cars to and from South Africa.

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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