South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan said while Transnet has managed to gradually increase access to its Durban port terminals after severe flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, some backlogs in the area will take well over a week to clear. Gordhan said that due to the flooding, logs and other debris ended up in the harbour, which disrupted shipping, but that there are currently 40 ships incoming and going and that number continues to grow each day. He estimated that between 8 000 to 9 000 containers have accumulated at the port because trucks could not reach the harbour areas but that this backlog should also be cleared in the next nine days.