Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
The longshore union says the 'few issues that remain unresolved relate directly to the carriers.'
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.