Cyber attack hits shipper Maersk, causes cargo delays – Reuters

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By Teis Jensen | COPENHAGEN

The Danish owner of the world’s largest container shipper Maersk Line, said its computer systems were among those hit by the global Petya cyber attack, causing it problems processing orders and delaying cargoes.

A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) said the cyber extortion, which has disrupted businesses around the globe, has also led to congestion at some of the 76 ports run by its APM Terminals unit, including in the United States, India, Spain and the Netherlands.

“It will have an impact on vessels or cargo that loaded yesterday, today and maybe also tomorrow,” Maersk Line Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc told Reuters on Wednesday.

Due to limited access to some of its computer systems, Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped worldwide, also has problems processing orders taken just before the breakdown, Clerc said.

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