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News ID: 74673 |
Publish Date: 12:52 - 28 June 2017

APM Terminals Container Facilities Across the Globe Hit by Cyber-attack

The operations container terminals around the world operated by APM Terminals, a unit of AP Moller-Maersk Group, have been affected following a ransomware attack on the Danish shipping giant, reports said.

APM Terminals Container Facilities Across the Globe Hit by Cyber-attack
AP Moller-Maersk confirmed that on 27 June the group “was hit as part of a global cyber-attack named Petya, affecting multiple sites and select business units,” MANA correspondent reported.
Media reports from Dutch RTV Rijnmond said two container terminals in Rotterdam were impacted by the cyber-attack, while the Press Trust of India reported that India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) facility was affected.
In the US the Alabama Port Authority reported that the Mobile facility operated by APM Terminals was closed. "The Alabama State Port Authority confirms APM Terminals Mobile's IT systems are down and the facility at Mobile is temporarily closed. The closure does not affect vessel traffic at this time. The next scheduled container ship will arrive at the port on Friday. Trucking transactions are affected. APM Terminals will resume operations when systems are restored. The APM Terminal closure does not affect any of the Port Authority's terminals or operations," a statement form the port authority quoted by Fox 10 said.
Meanwhile truckers were reported to be being turned away from APM Terminal's facility in Los Angeles. A spokesman for Los Angeles Port told Long Beach Press Telegram that it had “shut down normal operations at the terminal through Tuesday.”
Bloomberg and Reuters also reported that other APM Terminals operated ports including New York and New Jersey have also experienced system issues.
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