Automated terminal contends workers do not want collective bargaining agreement.
Feds announce that they will assist ILWU and PMA in contract talks that have been going on since May.
Nissan and Walmart say they have effective plans to minimize impact of West Coast port delays.
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
BlueWater Reporting shows 15 of 25 services have some sort of schedule disruption to Oakland, reflecting how delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach have impacted carrier schedules.