Transnet managed to get operations back up after being hit by a cyber attack last week.
s it specified, in collaboration with the shipping lines, Transnet is now facilitating the evacuation of urgent containers for the automotive, FMCG and agricultural sectors.
The cyber attack had affected container operations at the South African port of Cape Town.
Durban, the busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa, was affected, with the Cape Town Harbour Carriers Association telling Reuters that the port operating systems have been cyber-attacked and there will be no movement of cargo until the system is restored.”
In addition, Transnet’s official website was down on July 22, showing an error message. The company also confirmed that its IT applications were experiencing disruptions and it was identifying the cause. However, it did not state whether a cyber attack caused the disruption.
After being hit by the cyber attack, Transnet has identified and isolated the source of the disruption on its IT systems.
Recently, Transnet also suffered major disruptions to its ports and national freight rail line, after days of unrest and violence in parts of the country.
When questioned whether the cyber attack was linked to the unrest, a government official said that they are currently treating it as an unrelated event.