Feds announce that they will assist ILWU and PMA in contract talks that have been going on since May.
ILWU sends PMA proposals, as Congressman Bill Shuster writes to president about West Coast Longshore negotiations.
Salvage plan is still being developed for Hoegh Osaka.
Carriers are benefiting from lower oil prices, but face capacity overhang.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relieve valve for congestion.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.