Containerships has assured staff and customers that it is business as usual after the announcement it is to merge with French shipping giant CMA CGM. Under the deal, the French carrier will acquire Containership’s shipping, harbour and terminal holdings. It will also merge Containerships’ services with those of its short sea subsidiary MacAndrews. The merger is subject to the approval of the European competition authorities which could take up to six months. CMA CGM is the 3rd biggest container shipping […]
UPS and TNT Express have submitted remedies to the European Commission to address its competition concerns, extending the review period further. The submission extends the EC’s review period by 15 business days to 5 February 2013. The proposed remedies involve the sale of the business activities and its assets. UPS needs to ensure the long-term viability of these activities and the continuity of service already provided by TNT Express. In order to receive approval, the EC will market-test the remedies. […]
2015 saw some shocks in the market; FedEx bidding for TNT Express; XPO Logistics buying Norbert Dentressangle and BCA Marketplace buying Eddie Stobart’s automotive business. But they weren’t the only acquisitions in a year packed with M&A activity. We take a look at some of the deals that changed the industry.
TNT Express has confirmed that the European Commission has temporarily suspended a merger bid with rival postal company UPS. Despite the delay, which will allow the EU regulator to compile more information, TNT Express say that they “would still anticipate a closing in the fourth quarter.” A spokesman for TNT Express tells MT.co.uk: “We have been notified of what is expected to be a temporary delay in the European Commission’s review process. Suspensions are not uncommon, it’s the result of […]