Terminals should be blamed for labor shortages on West Coast, union officials say.
Ocean carriers get blamed for foisting big ships on ports, but say inadequate compensation prevents investment in better service.
Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
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.