Mexican Regulators Clear Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV Deal

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 20, 2014

Mexican competition authority approves transaction with CSAV unconditionally; Next step for Hapag-Lloyd becoming number four in worldwide liner shipping

Hapag-Lloyd announced the unconditional clearance under Mexican merger regulations for the planned integration of the container shipping activities of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) into Hapag-Lloyd.

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV signed a binding business combination agreement in April. Its implementation is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities. Among others, the Department of Justice of the United States, the European Union (EU), Chile and Brazil have already cleared the planned transaction. Approvals of two regulatory authorities are still pending.

The transaction will make Hapag-Lloyd the fourth largest container shipping company in the world, with some 200 vessels, an annual transport volume of 7.5 million TEU and a combined turnover of approx. 9 billion Euro.

 

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