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SeaIntel: Effects from Panama Canal expansion not visible on US East Coast

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The major ports on the US East Coast looked set for big growth in freight volumes when the expanded Panama Canal opened last summer. But the effect has yet to materialize, writes SeaIntel.


BY OLE ANDERSEN
Published 13.02.17 at 15:35

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Maersk confirms: IT crash is caused by hackers

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Maersk customers such as Jysk and DSV are currently trying to get clarification concerning the situation following Tuesday's cyber attack. If worst comes to worse, they could look toward other carriers, they tell ShippingWatch.

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Maersk in close dialog with MSC following cyber attack

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Maersk Line's partner in the 2M alliance, MSC, ensures its customers that the carrier's systems are running as normal following the cyber attack on Maersk's IT systems.

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Maersk in close dialog with MSC following cyber attack

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Maersk Line's partner in the 2M alliance, MSC, ensures its customers that the carrier's systems are running as normal following the cyber attack on Maersk's IT systems.

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