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Operations at South African ports are returning to normal following this week’s cyber-attack, although Maersk is omitting a call at Port Elizabeth.
The Danish carrier advised customers today that the Maersk Vallvik, at anchor off Durban, will not call at Port Elizabeth but unload import cargo at Durban and call at Cape Town to recover its schedule.
“All imports for Port Elizabeth will be discharged in Durban and be routed via the Protea service for delivery to Port Elizabeth,” said the line. Exports from Port Elizabeth will be transferred to the MSC Jeanne.
Meanwhile, Transnet has advised that its Navis system was restored last night and customers could login again. However, the EDI system remains inoperable and “mitigation plans are in place for business continuity”, said Transnet.
The operator added: “The ICT team will continue to finalise elements of the operational functions (Camco, radio network, SPARCS, dispatcher, etc) in the Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town container yerminals.”
Furthermore, the South African port operator advised, export stack dates and import storage would be communicated by the terminals from today.
Transnet emails remain down and terminals will continue to communicate using text and Whatsapp messages. In addition, Transnet has confirmed that storage charges from 22 July have been cancelled.