DP World Calls for JNPT Probe to be Quashed


DP World has asked an Indian court to halt an investigation by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) into alleged anti-trust violations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai, according to Reuters.

The authorities are currently looking into allegations that DP World and Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, created barriers to hinder the growth of PSA International’s terminal at the JNPT by colluding on charges.


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Reuters, which cites a court document dated February 28, 2019, has reported that DP World has asked the court to throw the case out after a similar request in December was rejected.

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The court paper says the CCI’s investigation unit had a ‘requisition notice to DP World to provide information for its antitrust probe, a step the terminal operator said was “far in excess of the scope of the investigation,” Reuters said.

The JNPT is India’s largest port and, with an annual volume of 66 million tonnes of cargo, it handles over half the country’s shipping traffic.

Between them, DP World, Maersk and PSA operate four out the five terminals at the JNPT, with the fifth being run by the Indian government. 

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