Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Feds announce that they will assist ILWU and PMA in contract talks that have been going on since May.
Port of Houston reappoints two commissioners and BRT names new chairman.
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.