As reported last week, EUF’s Commercial Director, Mel Pipe has been keeping a close eye on the Maersk cyber attack story.
Mel commented “It’s very positive to hear that operationally, Maersk Line and Maersk’s APMT terminal operations are mostly up and running, and that recovery of its IT infrastructure is progressing well following last week’s cyber attack”
He went on “In relation to containers already in the UK, we are still waiting to hear from Maersk about how they will be dealing with the rent/demurrage situation. Our customers have accepted delays on their deliveries as a result of the cyber attack and if they are then hit with additional charges this could leave a sour taste”
Finally his team are finding that with regards to new bookings, Maersk’s system has been a bit slow and they have encountered some difficulty in making new bookings”
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