Liner carriers in the transpacific say they will begin to impose a $1,000-per-FEU surcharge on Monday.
Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
The Obama administration is monitoring the contract negotiations, while shippers groups are asking for presidential intervention.
Carriers are benefiting from lower oil prices, but face capacity overhang.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.