India’s largest container port, JN Port Trust (JNPT), has been badly affected by the recent global ransomware attack, severely disrupting services. In particular, the GTI terminal in the port, operated by APM Terminals, was targeted as part of the attack on the Maersk group, which also impacted its liner shipping services
A statement from JNPT said that IT infrastructure at the GTI terminal was shut down by APM Terminals due to the cyber-attack, although the three other container terminals in the port were operating at ‘full efficiency’.
Also affected were APM Terminals’ Pipavav terminal, ICD Dari and CFS Nhava Sheva. AP Muller Maersk’s IT teams were reported to be working to restore the IT infrastructure at the earliest opportunity and resume cargo operations.
Governmental authorities at JNPT are collaborating closely with the company and have offered all passionless assistance to help restore operations. Additional parking spaces has been made available to avoid congestions, while DP World has offered berthing facilities to APMT-bound vessels during the emergency period.