Consultation on commitments proposed by Freightliner to address competition concerns

Date published: 3 September 2015
Closing date: 1 October 2015 (17:00)

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) [currently operating as the Office of Rail and Road] opened a consultation on commitments proposed by Freightliner Group Limited and Freightliner Limited (Freightliner) to address ORR's competition concerns. This commitments proposal follows an ORR investigation under the Competition Act 1998 into Freightliner's arrangements with its customers for the provision of Deep Sea Container rail transport services between certain ports and key inland destinations in Great Britain.

Consultation outcome

Confidentiality

ORR does not intend to publish the responses to the consultation with any commitments decision or notice to provisionally accept modified commitments. However, the information contained in the responses may be used or summarised on an anonymous basis in these documents.

In the event that the commitments are not accepted and ORR is considering disclosing the information (such as in or with a statement of objections), or ORR is considering disclosing the information for any other reason, it will revert to the provider of that information to obtain representations on confidentiality. ORR will then consider those representations before deciding whether the information should be disclosed under Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002.