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Maersk cancels future bookings after cyber attack

Maersk Line is unable to serve new quotes or accept future bookings after being hit by the Petya global cyber attack.

 “Our portal is down and we are not able to take on new orders until we get it back up,” Maersk Line Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc told Bloomberg. “We’re being very cautious to ensure that as we bring the applications back up, the attack is contained and rolled back. It limits the accessibility we have at the moment.”

 Maersk subsidiary APM Terminals was also affected, with Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reporting that 17 APMT terminals had been hacked, including two in Rotterdam. Other local media reported that APMT facilities in Mobile, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Pipapav and New York were affected too.

According to RTV, the computers were infected by ransomware that encrypted hard drives at APM Terminals.

While access to most ports is not impacted, some APM Terminals facilites like APMT Mobile were closed, at least temporarily.

Cargo in transit will be offloaded as planned while import cargo will be released to credit customers.

Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft and Ukraine’s central bank have also been affected by the attack.