The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013.

Even after losing $300 million from a cyberattack, the world’s largest container shipping company is still profitable

$300 million

The NotPetya attack in July cost Maersk Line between $250 million and $300 million in revenue.

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The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013.
$300 million

After seeing it was under attack, Maersk took its systems down for precaution, forcing employees to take orders manually and causing congestions in ports around the world.

The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013.
$300 million

But even with the attack, and the resulting drop in revenue, the company managed to post a profit of $220 million in the third quarter, thanks to an increase in freight rates.

The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013.
$300 million

Maersk Line’s 630 ships move 12 million containers between 340 ports every year.

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