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Maersk Update: APMT Maasvlakte II crawls towards reopening

APM Terminals’ (APMT) flagship facility on the Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam is inching its way towards normal operations after being rendered one of the worst hit terminals by the Petya cyber ransomware attack on Maersk on June 27.

As of 4pm local time on July 3, the terminal is open only for picking up import containers while yard operations are back to normal.

Drivers must show a physical customs document and a proof of the commercial release (not necessary for MSC containers) at the terminal gate in order to gain access to the terminal.

The facility aims to reopen for other modalities in the days ahead, as per the latest customer notice from APMT.

“An IT recovery plan is in place to get this terminal back to full productivity,” noted a customer advisory statement.

Contrastingly, APMT Rotterdam on the Maasvlakte I is fully operational.

Maersk has announced that Port Elizabeth, New Jersey and Pier 400 Los Angeles are now open for import and export again, although operations are currently manual across all areas.

Both facilities as well as South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) in Miami are expected to be unable to deliver empties at the gate, as of July 3.

Towards the end of last week, Algeciras in Spain, Tangier in Morocco, Callao Lima in Peru, Mumbai in India, Itajai in Brazil, and Buenos Aires in Argentina became operational again and are running close to normal.

Maersk is now accepting bookings both via INTTRA, online forms accessible on its website and through electronic data interchange (EDI).