Alliance of Marine Container Carriers - Back to the Cartels
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This paper indicates the repetition of the formation of alliances of shipping companies exhibiting characteristics of cartelization, i.e. the division of markets, well-known from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The article analyzes the cause of the emergence of cartels in the nineteenth century, and points out the repetition of the same causes to the formation of alliances regarding sea container carriers as a result of the economic crisis of 2007.
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