Antitrust sanction against Moby and CIN was suspended
While waiting for final verdict (May 2019), Onorato group will have to pay (29.2 million Euro) deposit
Moby and Tirrenia were allowed not to pay 29.2 million Euro sanction ordered last March by the Antitrust Authority for the abuse of dominant position on Sardinia routes.
Rome Tar approved the appeal lodged by Vincenzo Onorato's companies about the suspension of former sanction (the group sought cancellation of the whole procedure), provided the Antitrust Authority was paid an equal deposit, even issuing adequate guarantees “within 30 days from current order notice”.
Furthermore, “if the payment won't be settled within fixed deadline, the suspension would be cancelled”, while final hearing was set on May 22nd, 2019.
Trans Isole and Nuova Logistica Lucianu logistic operators, subsequently supported by Grimaldi Euromed and Grendi, lodged an appeal before the Antitrust Authority accusing Moby and Tirrenia for the “abuse of dominant position on three freight maritime transport corridors between Sardinia and mainland Italy, thereby breaching art. 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union”, the Authority explained.
The evidence particularly resulted in unjustified revenge along with economic and commercial penalties against those logistic enterprises which turned to competition, while various benefits were granted those companies which continued opting for CIN and Moby”.