Transnet spokesperson Molatwane Likhethe said on Wednesday that the workers at port operations continued to take part in illegal industrial action.
“Workers at the Ngqura container terminal have been on a go-slow since last week, which has had a negative impact on other port operations.
“Operations at the Durban container terminal have also been impacted by equipment failure and high-level absenteeism,” Likhethe said.
“Transnet continues to update all its customers on business continuity plans which have been put in place to deal with the anticipated backlog.
“Employees are also being engaged to ensure that the situation, particularly at the Port of Ngqura, is normalised,” he said.
The Herald reported last week that truck drivers were forced to wait up to 18 hours before dropping off or fetching goods at the Coega port, leaving the automotive, citrus, meat, textile and electronic industries all stuck in transit.