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Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."
Justice Department said sentence is first against an executive in its roll-on/roll-off shipping investigation.
Contract negotiations between West Coast longshoremen and employers have entered month eight.
CN announced the ratification of a four year agreement with the Teamsters-lead union.
Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou told American Shipper container lines need to adapt to permanent overcapacity, and cited Maersk's network management as the primary driver of bumper profits in recent years.
Congress passed a 7-day extension to keep the department running while negotiations over immigration dispute continue.