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

16 Aug 2017
After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.
16 Aug 2017
Maersk is “quite pleased with growth in the [air cargo] business.”
16 Aug 2017
Maersk Line had a good second quarter and expects this to continue, and not even a possible $300 million third quarter hit from the cyber attack will derail its full-year profit expectations.
14 Aug 2017
The number of top global carriers has fallen since 2014.
09 Aug 2017
US containerized imports are forecast to reach the highest-ever monthly total in August.
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.