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US: Alaska eyes shipping monopoly

 |  July 12, 2013

Alaska’s Attorney General office is reportedly looking at a merger between two shipping companies to evaluate whether the deal would result in a monopoly in the southeast region of the state. Northland Services and Lynden Inc. have proposed to merge; Northland ships between Alaska, Seattle and Hawaii. Senior Assistant Attorney General Ed Sniffen announced the evaluation of the deal, highlighting the deal’s effects on the southeastern region as most concerning. Sniffen said the review could take 18 months.

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