CCS Fines 10 Freight Forwarders for Price Fixing

Reference: CCS 700/003/11

Case Title:

CCS Fines 10 Freight Forwarders for Price Fixing

Decision Date:

11 December 2014

Case Summary:

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) has issued an Infringement Decision (“ID”) against 11 freight forwarders and their Singapore subsidiaries (collectively, the “Parties”) for infringing section 34 of the Competition Act (Cap.50B) (the “Act”) by collectively fixing certain fees and surcharges, and exchanging price and customer information in relation to the provision of air freight forwarding services for shipments from Japan to Singapore. Both the Japan and related Singapore companies were found to be jointly and severally liable for the infringement. Financial penalties have been imposed on 10 out of the 11 freight forwarding companies. One company escaped being penalised as it qualified for full immunity under CCS’s leniency programme.

This is CCS’s second international cartel case involving foreign-registered companies and their Singapore subsidiaries or affiliates.The financial penalties amount to S$7,150,852. Please refer to the attached Appendix for a list of the Parties.

Further information on the investigation, analysis of the case and the basis of calculation of the financial penalty imposed on the infringing parties are set out in the Infringement Decision.

Useful links:

Infringement Decision and Media Release




DHL Global Forwarding

Deutsche Post A.G., DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K., DHL Global Forwarding Management (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. and DHL Global Forwarding (Singapore) Pte. Ltd

Hankyu Hanshin

Hankyu Hanshin Express Co., Ltd. and Hankyu Hanshin Express (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

“K”Line Logistics

“K” Line Logistics, Ltd. and “K” Line Logistics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Kintetsu World Express

Kintetsu World Express, Inc. and KWE-Kintetsu World Express (S) Pte. Ltd.

MOL Logistics

MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. and MOL Logistics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Nippon Express

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. and Nippon Express (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.


Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. and NNR Global Logistics (S) Pte. Ltd.


Nissin Corporation and Nissin Transport (S) Pte. Ltd.


Vantec Corporation and Vantec World Transport (S) Pte. Ltd.


Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. and Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co., Ltd. and Yamato Asia Pte. Ltd


 Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. and Yusen Logistics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.