As the industrial dispute between workers and Hutchison Ports Australia stretches into a fifth day there looks to be no end in sight to the tense standoff.
Last week the terminal operator announced it was making 97 workers redundant, amid plenty of speculation that it was looking to automate more of its operations at its two terminals in Australia.
Last night the Fair Work Commission found the Maritime Union of Australia appeared to be behind the industrial campaign and ordered it to cease.
However, that did not stop more 200 people forming a picket line once again outside Port Botany this morning.
Union leaders say only three workers returned to their jobs at the Port of Brisbane this morning, where operations are barely functioning.
There are reports of some ships being forced to reroute to different terminals in Australia as the militant action takes its toll on Hutchison’s operations.