Chris Koch helped build the shipping council into a bridge to other associations and global governing bodies during his 15 years in charge.
Ocean carriers get blamed for foisting big ships on ports, but say inadequate compensation prevents investment in better service.
Longshoremen are planning rallies tomorrow in Los Angeles and Tacoma.
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.