The Topocean Group Receives “2017 Best of City of Industry Award”

City of Industry Award Program Honors the Achievement

The Topocean Group has been selected for the 2017 Best of City of Industry Award in the Freight Forwarding Service category by the City of Industry Award Program.

Each year, the City of Industry Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the City of Industry area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 City of Industry Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the City of Industry Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About City of Industry Award Program:

The City of Industry Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the City of Industry area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The City of Industry Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: City of Industry Award Program 

IT Breakdown Could Be Global – Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack causing LA and NY Terminals Shuttered

Empty Maersk shipping containers are seen stacked at Peel Ports container terminal in Liverpool northern England, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

Source: www.reuters.com

The Maersk group has been hit by a cyber attack that has affected its operations around the world.

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped globally, said a cyber attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world on Tuesday.

The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack.

“We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyber attack,” Maersk said on Twitter.

The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers, the company said.

The IT breakdown could extend across the company’s global operations, a spokeswoman said, but could not say how Maersk’s operations were impacted.

With a fleet of more than 600 container vessels, Maersk is the world’s biggest shipping company with a market share of around 16 percent. The company handles around 25 percent of all containers shipped on the key Asia-Europe route.

Maersk’s port operator APM Terminals was also hit, with Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reporting that 17 shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals had been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world.

The RTV report said computers were infected by ransom-ware that encrypted hard drives at APM Terminals.

The container shipping industry has lagged some other sectors in bringing more of its processes online.

However, in a digital push Maersk says it is committed to automating its systems to drive efficiency and cut costs, although there is still a huge amount of paperwork slowing down the handling and tracking of containers.

Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its servers had been hit by a large-scale cyber attack, but its oil production was unaffected.

Ukraine’s central bank also said a number of Ukrainian commercial banks and state and private companies had been hit by cyber attacks via an “unknown virus”.

 

Additional information can be found as follows:

  1. Maersk says global IT breakdown caused by cyber attack (CNBC)
  2. Maersk hit by cyber attack (JOC)
  3. Massive cyber attack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands (Washington Post)