About the register

This register contains a record of shipping investigations run by the ACCC.

Australian importers and exporters rely on the cargo shipping services by international liners.

Shipping conference agreements between 2 or more shipping liners can breach rules. These rules relate to competition and cartels.

We investigate complaints from parties negatively affected by a registered conference agreement. This can be a complaint from the affected party or referred to us by the responsible Minister.

We can also investigate the operation of an agreement without receiving a complaint.

After investigating, we can recommend that the Minister deregisters a shipping conference agreement.

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