Maersk Claims Victory Over Cyber Attack
Maersk has reported “great progress” in the restoration of its infrastructure after many of the terminals operated by its APMT business arm had to close or operate manually due to the cyber attack on Tuesday (June 27, 2017).
The world’s largest container shipping company confirmed that it was again “open for business” on its website, and that the electronic data interchange (EDI) bookings made by Maersk customers since Tuesday have been stored safely and would be batch confirmed early next week.
Maersk stated that its vessels are “fully operational and cargo in transit is being handled close to normal”, with bookings able to come through INTTRA and EDI.
It added: “Almost all ports are operational and running close to normal. We are pleased to share that since yesterday [June 29, 2017], we have been able to re-establish business in Algeciras, Tangier, Callao, Lima, Mumbai, Itajai, [and] Buenos Aires.”
Maersk reported that Pier 400 Los Angeles and Port Elizabeth New Jersey are able to deliver imports again, as well as receive and deliver empties, and that its main priority now is to resume export services for the two terminals.
The 9050-TEU MSC Laurence has also been diverted to TTI to “ensure easiest cargo delivery”.
Maersk is still working on a solution to reopen the APM Terminals' Maasvlakte II terminal in the Netherlands.
It stated: “Our top priority remains your cargo and we are therefore diverting services other terminals in and around Rotterdam, to best serve you.
“These facilities have already restored systems and are able to gate cargo in and out.
“Despite these difficulties, in Rotterdam and as everywhere, we will do whatever it takes to move your cargo to its final destination as fast as possible.”