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We’re looking at whether the Port of Melbourne has misused any market power it may hold in setting and reviewing its land rents between 1 November 2016 and 31 October 2019. ‘Market power’ is a business’ ability to keep their prices above competitive levels for a sustained period of time.
The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest container, automotive and general cargo port. It has 35 commercial berths, jetties and piers in nine separate port areas or precincts.
If the Port of Melbourne has misused its market power, this could lead to higher prices, reduced access to services and reduced efficiency for Victorian consumers. For example:
We will consider if the Port of Melbourne has market power in the setting and reviewing land rents. We will also consider whether it has misused market power. That is, exercised market power in ways that harm the long term interests of Victorian consumers. If we think there has been a misuse of market power, we may make recommendations on possible economic regulation of the Port of Melbourne to the Assistant Treasurer.
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