January 9, 2020

The Italian Antitrust authority announced this week the decision to postpone the recalculation of the fine to Moby for the abuse of dominant position on the maritime links between the country’s mainland and Sardinia region.

In March 2018 the authority fined Moby and Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione (the former Tirrenia) with a sanction of €29 million for having misused their dominant position in three different routes of maritime transportation of goods. The investigation originated from the complaints of two logistics compagnie (Trans Isole and Nuova Logistica Lucianu), and of a maritime transportation company (Grimaldi Euromed), subsequently joined by the intervener in the proceedings Grendi Trasporti Marittimi.

In May last year the administrative court in Rome confirmed the sentence but asked for the fine to be recalculated while Moby group appealed the decision.

Now the Italian Antitrust Authority decided to wait until the delivery of the next sentence before (possibly) re-calculating the fine.