Maritime Industry Take Note: Iran Threat Puts Spotlight on Cyber Security

With the United States' killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the threat of cyber attacks against U.S. businesses and government agencies has reached a fever pitch. The global maritime industry should take note. Not even three years ago, the NotPetya malware attack crippled the the global network of A.P. Moeller-Maersk, owner of the world’s largest shipping line and … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Stays in Profit Despite Cyber Attack

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Maersk Line reported a net profit of $220m in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $122m in Q3 16, but there were negative results for sister companies APM Terminals and Damco as competition intensified and margins became squeezed. Turnover at Maersk Line increased year-on-year by 14% to $6.1bn, boosted by a 14% hike in its average … [Read more...]

Maersk Upbeat Despite Hefty Cyber Attack Bill, Impairment Charges

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday, lifting its shares by as much as 4.5 percent as investors looked beyond one-off second-quarter charges and a costly cyber attack on its operations. Maersk has been hit by low oil prices at its energy arm and sliding prices in its … [Read more...]

Corporate Earnings Show Impacts of NotPetya Cyber Attack

By Jim Finkle and Eric Auchard TORONTO/FRANKFURT, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and businesses has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come. Cadbury chocolate maker Mondelez and freight logistics company … [Read more...]