Late last week, the servers at the headquarters for the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in Geneva, Switzerland had to be taken offline and still remain offline. According to a company spokesman, the outage is currently only impacting internal processes to the headquarters, and the “myMSC” portal, which is utilized by clients to schedule and track their shipments. While they have not stated exactly what is causing their network issues, they stated that they are not ruling out a cyber-attack and that servers were taken offline for “security reasons.” Luckily the outage does not appear to be impacting supply chain operations as MSC has multiple redundancies in place for supporting their customers around the world, including the “INTTRA” and “GT Nexus” systems to book shipments. Customers can also contact MSC directly through phone calls and emails to conduct business.
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