The SCA has imposed fines totalling €75.6 million on several companies operating the rail-cargo market, for practices contrary to Articles 1 and 2 of the Competition Act and Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (according to a recent press release by the NCA).

Renfe and Deutsche Bahn are the first and second largest players in the freight market in Spain, with combined market shares in excess of 80% (and of nearly 100% in the car and steel segments).

According to the press release, the parties have cooperated to maintain the status quo existing prior to liberalization of the market. Regarding the abuse of dominant position by Renfe, this refers to commercial discrimination of competitors.

Renfe has been fined €49,962,000 for a single and continuous infringement of Articles 1 Competition Act and 101 TFEU, and €15,129,000 for a single and continuous infringement of Articles 2 and 102; Deutsche Bahn receives a fine of €10,513,000 for a single and continuous infringement of Articles 1 and 101.