Business groups tell Obama that the use of a mediator is imperative in longshore union talks.
The ocean carriers say no major changes are planned until after the end of first quarter of 2015.
No rapid conclusion is expected in labor contract talks that have been ongoing for six months.
CEVA and Total Quality Logistics opened new offices, while Dorian Drake and Davies Turner announced new strategic partnerships.
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
Belgian port reports record growth thanks to container and liquid bulk sectors.