German Oil Tank Farm Shut Down

February 4, 2022


German tank logistics company Oiltanking fell victim to a cyber attack Saturday which shut down the loading and unloading of the company’s tank farms. The company confirmed the attack to the publication “Handelsblatt” Monday. The attack also affected the mineral oil trader Mabanaft, like Oiltanking, a subsidiary of the Hamburg, Germany, group Marquard & Bahls. Port services and tank farms were unable to unload bulk oil, and fuel could not be loaded onto trucks at depots and distributed across the country.

Oiltanking operates fuel terminals at ports internationally. Mabanaft distributres fuel to 26 companies and 2,000 Shell stations from a network of 13 fuel tank farms across Germany. Both units declared 'Force Majeure' after the attack prevented them from operating.

Incident Date

January 29, 2022



Estimated Cost

Unknown - downtime 2+ weeks.


Oil & Gas