On Feb. 27, 2014, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division filed its first charges since it began its investigation into potential price fixing, bid rigging and other anticompetitive conduct in the international ocean shipping industry. The Chilean corporation Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV), against which the charges were brought, agreed to plead guilty and pay a criminal fine of $8.9 million for its role in fixing prices, allocating customers and rigging bids of international ocean shipping services for “roll-on, roll-off cargo” — noncontainerized cargo that can be rolled onto and rolled off of an ocean-going vessel, such as cars and trucks and construction, mining and agricultural equipment. CSAV also agreed to cooperate with the DOJ’s ongoing investigation of this conspiracy. - See more at: http://www.mcguirewoods.com/Client-Resources/Alerts/2014/3/March-Antitrust-Bulletin.aspx#sthash.w10yz9c7.dpuf