Terminals reopen as Maersk gets a grip on virus

Tangier Med is one of a number of APM Terminal's port facilities to reopen. Credit: TMSA
Tangier Med is one of a number of APM Terminal's port facilities to reopen. Credit: TMSA


Maersk
has announced that a number of its terminals, operated by APM Terminals, have reopened following the ransom-ware attack on 27 June.

The company said that Algeciras and Tangiers in the western Mediterranean region, Callao, Peru, Itajai, Brazil, and Buenos Aires Argentina in South America and Mumbai on India’s west coast are all now operating at levels that are “close to normal”.

However, problems at the Maasvlakte II Rotterdam persist and the company said it is “Working to reopen the terminal,” however, its top priority is to move cargo and will divert services to terminals close to Rotterdam.

In the US Pier 400 in Los Angeles can take deliveries of import cargo into the terminal and can also receive and deliver empty containers, the focus has now moved to being able to receive exports at the terminal gate.

Similarly on the east coast at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, imports are now being accepted and the line can deliver and receive empty equipment, but exports are being delayed at the gate.