Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Container Transportation Cartel on Routes Between Russia and the Far East/Southeast Asia

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) ruled that Maersk Line and four other shipping companies violated anti-competitive law in 2012 and 2013 by coordinating the setting of surcharges on trade lanes connecting Russia to the Far East and Southeast Asia. The FAS found that information about mark-ups was published on a website of a particular carrier while other market participants fixed the same mark-ups simultaneously and in a relatively uniform manner. In December 2016, it was reported that Maersk was seeking a settlement with the FAS in an attempt to avoid fines. In February 2017, it was reported that Maersk settled the case for approximately $230,000.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Ruling
Contractors Involved Penalty
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $230,000
Further Information Released
FAS Press Releases 12/22/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database