MAERSK / APM AFFECTED BY MASSIVE CYBERATTACK

The Maersk Group, the world’s largest steamship line carrier, was hit by a massive cyberattack on 6/27/17. Maersk IT systems were shut down across multiple business units by the attack. This impacted Maersk’s ability to accept new bookings, and prevented them from...

Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes Global Shipping Chaos

Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co., the world’s seventh largest shipping line by capacity, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 31.  Hanjin had recently been struggling financially, with $5.5 billion in debt as of the end of June 2016. Hanjin will stop...

China revises inspection rule intended at Zika

China has now decided that vessels originating from the United States do not require disinsection certification with the only exception of the state of Florida due to a recent update from the US Department of Agriculture’s foreign service. The Executive Director of...