A.P. Moller-Maersk, the owner of the world’s largest shipping company Maersk Line, was hit by the global ransomware attack known as Petya, which began Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Maersk was among the hardest hit by the attack, which crippled their IT and booking systems, and led to congestion at some of the 76 ports run by the company’s APM Terminals unit.
Following up on our previous trade alert, Potential Ramifications of the Maersk Cyberattack, we would like to provide the following updates:
Most affected terminals are operational but we have been informed by MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) that operations at the APM terminal in Los Angeles continue to be impacted by the attack, and as of Thursday, June 29, 2017, Los Angeles operations remained stopped. Deringer continues to work with our partners and both MSC and Maersk to determine exactly how long any delays might be and will keep you updated.
Maersk confirmed that they are able to take limited bookings via manual submission or through INTTRA—directions here. Bookings placed prior to 0800 on June 27th are secured and any data transmissions have been saved, with confirmed bookings being released as normal. Additionally, Maersk has created a simplified booking form for online bookings to be placed—EDI bookings can still be placed but are being held pending release. Bookings for special cargo such as refrigerated or DG cargoes are being restricted.
As we receive more information we will keep you updated. If you have any questions or concerns about your shipment, please do not hesitate to contact Deringer’s Marketing Department.