The toolkit is being created to help ports plan and pay for infrastructure projects.
Ends slot exchange with Evergreen, but will have six Asia-U.S. strings and slot deal with APL.
Agency is also planning a February discussion of environmental issues at ports.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.