Disruption in Italy and South Africa

Posted 02/10/2023

Italy: This morning our offices in Italy notified us of a disruption to the Italian Customs Authorities system, which was subject to a cyber attack. The attack is causing issues in the system and creating a blockage for processing clearances. Currently, there is no update on when the system will be fixed; so please plan for potential shipment delays. We will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. 

South Africa: Meanwhile, in Cape Town, the port is struggling with delays and vessel omissions. This week the port was severely impacted by poor weather conditions. Additionally, equipment breakdown at Durban port has impacted cargo flows as well. Thankfully, this morning all equipment is back in operation; however, it may take some time for the ports to catch up on the backlog that has grown due to these issues. Again, we will keep you informed of the situation as updates become available.