The Krasnodar branch of the RF Federal Anti-Trust Service has commenced an action against Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port for issuing a guidance for handling vessels at its terminal, which the anti-trust authority deems to be anti-competitive.
The complaint was launched by Rosnefteflot, a tugboat subsidiary of the Russian oil major Rosneft. The company received the new guidance as well as collateral agreements on oil handling.
The Anti-Trust Service described the actions of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port as an abuse of monopoly.
It also ordered Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port to stop imposing mooring and environmental services to its customers.
The company is to report compliance with the anti-trust requirements by March 12, otherwise the Federal-Anti-Trust Service will commence a new anti-trust action, the state agency said.