Judgment of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 15 March 2018

Naviera Armas, SA v European Commission

State aid — Conditions of use of the Puerto Las Nieves port infrastructure by a shipping company — Exclusive use of infrastructures financed by public funds, without a concession contract — Partial exoneration of payment of port dues — Complaint lodged by a competitor — Decision finding no State aid at the end of the preliminary investigation procedure — Serious difficulties in the examination of the measures concerned — Developments in the situation during the administrative procedure — Concept of advantage granted by means of State resources — Errors of assessment of the facts and errors of law — Decision of a national court suspending the effects of a tendering procedure — Requirement of diligent and impartial examination of the complaint

Case T-108/16



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/04/2018 Naviera Armas v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:145
15/03/2018 Naviera Armas v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
29/04/2016 Naviera Armas v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.03 Decision to initiate a formal investigation procedure
          4.09.04.05.03.01 Obligation to initiate the formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.03 Decision to initiate a formal investigation procedure
          4.09.04.05.03.01 Obligation to initiate the formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.03 Decision to initiate a formal investigation procedure
          4.09.04.05.03.01 Obligation to initiate the formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.04 Preliminary review
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.01 Private investor/private creditor test
          4.09.01.03.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.04 Selective nature of the measure
        4.09.01.04.01 Selective nature of national tax measures


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 102 : paragraphs 56, 66
  • TFEU, Article 106 : paragraphs 56, 66
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraph 66
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 13, 34, 46, 56, 77, 78, 84, 86, 87, 89, 93 - 95, 102, 110, 112, 113, 115 - 117, 120, 130, 143, 145, 155 - 158, 165
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraphs 102, 126
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2 : paragraphs 14, 44, 46, 64, 73, 99, 146, 167
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraph 46
  • TFEU, Article 265 : paragraph 18
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04P4 : paragraph 47
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04P5 : paragraph 53
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A10P1 : paragraph 102
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A10P2 : paragraph 102
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A13P1 : paragraph 47
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A04P4 : paragraph 47
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A04P5 : paragraph 53
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A12P1 : paragraph 102
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A12P2 : paragraph 102
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A15P1 : paragraph 47
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52016XC0719(05) -PT227 : paragraph 95
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -82/77 -N24 : paragraph 112
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -82/77 -N25 : paragraph 112
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -39/94 -N59 : paragraph 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -39/94 -N60 : paragraph 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -367/95 -N62 : paragraph 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -342/96 -N41 : paragraph 117
  • General Court - Judgment T -46/97 -N102 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -73/98 -N49 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -128/98 : paragraphs 22, 81 - 83
  • General Court - Judgment T -128/98 -N121 : paragraph 119
  • General Court - Judgment T -128/98 -N125 : paragraph 119
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/99 -N35 : paragraph 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -400/99 -N48 : paragraph 46
  • General Court - Judgment T -228/99 -N180 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N87 : paragraph 77
  • General Court - Judgment T -308/00 : paragraph 97
  • General Court - Judgment T -30/01 -N260 : paragraph 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -351/02 -N104 : paragraph 113
  • General Court - Judgment T -30/03 -N55 : paragraph 49
  • General Court - Judgment T -30/03 -N58 : paragraph 61
  • General Court - Judgment T -30/03 -N71 : paragraph 69
  • General Court - Judgment T -30/03 -N72 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -95/03 -N104 : paragraph 112
  • General Court - Judgment T -95/03 -N121 : paragraph 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -95/03 -N134 : paragraph 47
  • General Court - Judgment T -196/04 -N85 : paragraph 119
  • General Court - Judgment T -375/04 -N74 : paragraph 48
  • General Court - Judgment T -395/04 -N61 : paragraph 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -475/04 : paragraph 129
  • General Court - Judgment T -475/04 -N158 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -415/05 -N211 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -487/06 -N111 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -487/06 -N113 : paragraphs 46, 47
  • General Court - Judgment T -36/06 -N127 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -49/07 -N22 : paragraph 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -290/07 -N90 : paragraph 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -431/07 -N63 : paragraph 48
  • General Court - Judgment T -62/08 -N57 : paragraph 117
  • General Court - Judgment T -268/08 -N47 : paragraph 117
  • General Court - Judgment T -268/08 -N48 : paragraph 118
  • General Court - Judgment T -394/08 -N99 : paragraph 61
  • General Court - Judgment T -443/08 -N93 : paragraph 119
  • General Court - Judgment T -468/08 -N85 : paragraph 118
  • General Court - Judgment T -89/09 -N106 : paragraph 101
  • General Court - Judgment T -89/09 -N47 : paragraph 49
  • General Court - Judgment T -89/09 -N49 : paragraph 49
  • General Court - Judgment T -89/09 -N50 : paragraph 50
  • General Court - Judgment T -123/09 -N77 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -399/10 -N102 : paragraph 86
  • General Court - Judgment T -79/10 -N37 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -137/10 -N66 : paragraph 76
  • General Court - Judgment T -303/10 -N118 : paragraph 99
  • General Court - Judgment T -303/10 -N119 : paragraph 99
  • General Court - Judgment T -233/11 : paragraph 97
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/11 -N72 : paragraph 61
  • General Court - Judgment T -487/11 -N50 : paragraph 112
  • General Court - Judgment T -488/11 : paragraph 129
  • General Court - Judgment T -488/11 -N90 : paragraph 117
  • General Court - Judgment T -488/11 -N91 : paragraph 124
  • General Court - Judgment T -512/11 -N68 : paragraph 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -427/12 -N50 : paragraph 99
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 : paragraphs 89, 90, 129
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N33 : paragraph 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N45 : paragraph 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N55 : paragraph 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -39/14 -N26 : paragraph 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -357/14 -N144 : paragraph 118
  • General Court - Judgment T -219/14 -N91 : paragraph 77
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -20/15 -N53 : paragraph 156
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -20/15 -N54 : paragraph 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -20/15 -N56 : paragraph 158
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -270/15 -N40 : paragraph 86
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/15 -N59 : paragraph 47
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/15 -N62 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/15 -N67 : paragraph 62

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 17/03/2016

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/03/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 152 from 30.04.2018, p.27

Application: OJ C 175 from 17.05.2016, p.19

Name of the parties

Naviera Armas v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

neuvième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

da Silva Passos

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

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