International Freight Shipping

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Commentary

The June 27 "NotPetya" cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group was a rude awakening for the shipping industry. For shippers, it's another form of supply chain disruption but unfortunately one over which they have virtually no control.

News & Analysis

18 Jul 2017
APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.
14 Jul 2017
Despite some terminals being seriously affected by the Maersk Group cyber security breach, from a global perspective the impact was short lived.
13 Jul 2017
What is a customer to do to protect its supply chain?
13 Jul 2017
The pledge comes as Maersk Line recognizes concern among shippers at booking containers with the carrier while it limps back to a business-as-usual state.
11 Jul 2017
A US Federal Maritime Commission public notice on Tuesday sparked erroneous reports that Maersk was still unable to access its customer contract database due to the Not Petya virus that spread through computers worldwide on June 27.
11 Jul 2017
A major port drayage group said Tuesday that APM Terminals should have kept its facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey closed until it had recovered from a cyber attack on parent company Maersk Group.
08 Jul 2017
Access to real-time data is extremely useful to carriers, BCOs, and others, but a consensus has yet to emerge on who owns the data.
08 Jul 2017
Project shippers and carriers hope the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a political football for years, can get off the sidelines soon.
07 Jul 2017
It has been 10 days since a cyber attack crippled Maersk Line, Damco, and APM Terminals, but the carrier has reported a rapid rise in cargo bookings as its systems are restored.
30 Jun 2017
Marine terminals are reluctant to jump aboard until they get guarantees on data safety.