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TasPorts hit rivals with fees after losing Australian towage contract, court documents reveal

By James Panichi
  • 18 Jun 2020 01:37
  • 18 Jun 2020 01:37
A cartel lawsuit targeting Tasmanian Ports Corporation, or TasPorts, appears set to home in on the Australian port operator’s imposition of additional charges on rival company Grange after the company ended a services agreement with TasPorts in 2017.

According to documents filed with the Federal Court in Melbourne, after Grange terminated an

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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