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Document C2011/047/06

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.6019 — APMT/Bolloré/Meridian Port Services) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 47, 15.2.2011, p. 11–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 47/11

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6019 — APMT/Bolloré/Meridian Port Services)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 47/06


On 8 February 2011, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings APM Terminals BV (‘APMT’), belonging to the AP Møller-Maersk A/S group (‘APMM’, Denmark) and Bolloré SA (‘Bolloré’, France) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the undertaking Meridian Port Services Limited (‘Meridian Port Services’, Ghana) by way purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for APMM: development and operation of container terminals and related activities worldwide, containerised liner shipping, inland transportation and logistics, harbour towage, tankers, oil and gas exploration and production, retail and air transport,

for Bolloré: transportation and logistic services worldwide, manufacture of plastic films, ticket machine terminals, batteries and electric vehicles, fuel distribution in Europe, communication and media, advertising and the commercialisation of plantations in Cameroon, the United States and France,

for Meridian Port Services: development, management and operation of the container terminal at the Tema Port in Ghana, as well as associated services.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the EC 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 EC Merger Regulation (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. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6019 — APMT/Bolloré/Meridian Port Services, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


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

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).