Liner carriers in the transpacific say they will begin to impose a $1,000-per-FEU surcharge on Monday.
ILWU and employers meet Wednesday, but problems worsen in Seattle and Tacoma.
The Obama administration is monitoring the contract negotiations, while shippers groups are asking for presidential intervention.
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
Belgian port reports record growth thanks to container and liquid bulk sectors.
Railway and intermodal provider set records for revenues and earnings in 2014.