Purchasing Managers Index climbs for 17th straight month to near 60 points, which corresponds to roughly 5% GDP growth.
Maersk unit will specialize in intra-America trade.
Longshoremen are planning rallies tomorrow in Los Angeles and Tacoma.
Port of Long Beach CEO said ports are in a "perfect position" to play this role.
Flexi-Van executive says "misplaced" chassis have aggravated congestion.
ICTSI Oregon says actions against it are "far beyond what other West Coast ports are experiencing."