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Document 52018M8747

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8747 — Bolloré/APMM/CIT) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)

OJ C 439, 6.12.2018, p. 30–31 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 439/30

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8747 — Bolloré/APMM/CIT)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2018/C 439/16)


On 29 Novemnber 2018, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Bolloré Africa Logistics (France), belonging to the Bolloré Group,

APM Terminals BV (‘APMT’, Denmark), controlled by A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S (‘APMM’),

Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (‘CIT’, Ivory Coast).

Bolloré Africa Logistics and APMT acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control of CIT.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Bolloré Africa Logistics: logistics services, including freight forwarding, customs clearance and warehousing, and port terminal and railway management and operations,

—   for APMT: operation of container terminals,

—   for CIT: development and operation of a new deep sea container terminal in the Port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, intended to accommodate large deep-sea vessels and a trans-shipment hub.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. The following reference should always be specified:

M.8747 — Bolloré/APMM/CIT

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:


Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.