MSC Says Its Terminals Are Ready to Welcome 2M Ships amid Cyber Attack

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After a cyber attack affected Danish transport and logistics major A.P. Moller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Maersk Line’s partner in the 2M alliance, informed its 53 terminals are “fully available” to 2M vessels to load and unload cargo with minimal delay. 

“If necessary, the 2M partners are prepared to divert ships away from terminals which are not currently operating as a result of the attack,” according to MSC.

“MSC offers its full support to Maersk Line at this time, and we are working together to find other means to transmit data between the two companies. This includes information such as vessel bayplans, load lists, and customs information,” the company added.

What is more, MSC said its systems and business operations are working normally and bookings can be placed as usual.

To remind, Maersk was hit as part of the cyber attack named Petya on June 27, among other businesses and governments in Europe. The attack shut down IT systems across multiple sites and select business units. APM Terminals is among the hit business units, with 17 terminals being hacked, according to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.

Earlier today, Maersk said it managed to contain the attack. As disclosed, Maersk Line vessels are maneuverable, able to communicate and crews are safe, while APM Terminals is impacted in a number of ports.

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