You're breaking the law - that's the accusation made by port officials in Southampton today as the war of words with Merseyside rival Liverpool reached boiling point.
The dispute has been simmering for months: Southampton determined to protect its business, Liverpool desperate for a share of the lucrative trade.
In the latest move the European Union says it's investigating and Liverpool could face heavy fines. Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse has more.
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