The government has allowed limited private participation in rail infrastructure for a decade and is now seeking $1 billion.
Feds announce that they will assist ILWU and PMA in contract talks that have been going on since May.
Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
Port director's tenure has seen projects to deepen harbor, raise Bayonne Bridge, expand marine terminals and intermodal rail.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.