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Leading shipping lines offer to settle EU pricing probe: sources

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The European Commission said that the shipping companies may have been illegally orchestrating price hikes since 2009 via public announcements of rate increase plans.

Brussels

LEADING shipping container groups Maersk, MSC and 13 other firms have offered to change their pricing practices to settle an EU (European Union) antitrust probe and stave off any fines, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The case is being closely