- Westgate Logistics
SummaryTransport and logistics company, Linfox, sought to acquire transport and storage company, Westgate Logistics. Linfox did not seek to acquire Westgate Logistics' port operations.
Market definitionIn this instance, the ACCC considered that the markets were likely to be:
- the market for the transportation of containerised freight on the east coast of Australia;
- the market for the transportation of non-containerised freight on the east coast of Australia; and
- the market for the provision of warehousing services in each of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Competition analysisIn each of the above markets, the ACCC found that the merged entity was likely to face significant competition from large, well-resourced competitors. Accordingly, the ACCC considered that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant markets.
|25/07/2007||ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.|
|03/08/2007||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|14/08/2007||ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.|