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Maersk expects to get back to normal operations by early next week

Maersk has said it anticipates container shipments to be back to normal by early next week as it gets back on track from last week’s Petya cyber attack.

Maersk’s most recent update noted that the giant Danish conglomerate had restored major IT systems, but was still handling a backlog of orders and it is working to bring operations at its ports back to normal.

“Where we are pleased with the progress we have made to be able to serve customers well on exports, we are very aware that the import experience has not yet been fully brought up to the level it should be,” Maersk said in a statement.

“We have a tight and ambitious plan that would lead us to be fully up to as close to normal business on serving imports by early next week,” it said.

Analysts Alphaliner have suggested the attack will have cost Maersk more than $50m, but the Danish firm has said it is still too early to put a figure on the damage caused by Petya.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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