Shipping lines and customers at odds on industry reform

Sun, 28 Oct 2012

By Pam Graham Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - International shipping companies and their major customers are at odds on plans to end special competition arrangements for shipping lines. The shipping companies are warning that New Zealand and the Pacific Islands may lose shipping services if an exemption to competition law is taken away from international shipping lines. The New Zealand Shippers Council, which represents the biggest importers and exporters, says there is no evidence to suggest an exemption is needed. The council is comfortable wit...

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