07 Dec Cyber Security Incident Affects DP World Australia
DP World Australia has detected and began responding to a cyber security incident on Friday 10 November 2023. This has resulted in disruptions to port operations and freight services across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.
Whilst DP World did initially restrict landside access to Australian port operations as part of their response protocols, which resulted in truck arrival zones being cancelled, as of Tuesday 14th November, DP World Australia has confirmed that operations have resumed across ports and approximately 5000 containers are being moved out of their four ports throughout today.
Whilst all operations are currently underway, DP World’s investigation and ongoing remediation work is forecast to continue for some time, and this may cause some temporary disruptions over the coming days.
With DP World overseeing 40% of maritime freight this incident is likely to disrupt the movement of goods for days, a period which could extend pending the extent of the cyber security incident and whether there was access to data or if any systems were destroyed.
We will keep you up-to-date of further changes and developments as they arise and will be communicating directly with any clients who have impacted shipments.