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EU regulator investigates container-shipping firms for possible price fixing

The European Commission said it is probing container-shipping companies for possibly fixing prices. The antitrust regulator is looking into how these firms announce their price increases. The method of making the announcements raised suspicions that the firms may have colluded with each other to hike the prices of some international trading routes.

A person familiar […]


Tidewater eyes coal barge contract for Wyoming, Montana coal

A company that plans to ship Powder River Basin coal down the Columbia River has signed a letter of intent with Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, Wash., for transportation service.

Tidewater would operate the tugs and barges needed to move the coal 218 miles from the Port of Morrow at Boardman, Ore., to a terminal […]