Shipping giant Maersk (the largest Container Shipping Line in the World) was hit by a major cyber-attack last Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. This has been coined as the Petya Cyber Attack and has caused major repercussions in the shipping industry.
Maersk was forced to suspend its main platforms. This included email, phone system, bookings, releases, finance, pricing, and terminal operations. This virtually shut down all of Maersk’s communications.
At this writing, some of their emails have been restored but phone systems are still down in the U.S. According to Reuters Maersk’s port operator APM Terminals said on Sunday all terminals had resumed operations and productivity and available services will continue to increase.
Sea Cargo has been diligently monitoring this situation and any resulting shipping issues as they arise. We apologize for any delays this may cause and want to assure you that we will stay on top of this and keep you posted on any relevant developments.