Shippers Eyed By US, Europe, Japan Amid Cartel Concerns

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Shipping company Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA said Friday that two companies it partially owned were under scrutiny from competition authorities from Japan, the U.S. and Europe, a development that follows reports that Japan is investigating a suspected maritime shipping cartel.

Japanese competition regulators dropped in on Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and EUKOR Car Carriers, while WWL has received requests for information from the European Commission, Wilh. Wilhelmsen said. In addition, both WWL and Eukor got information requests from Canada's Competition Bureau and U.S. federal authorities, according to Wilh....
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