Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Carriers are set to charge $1,000 per FEU, also poised to start charging on intermodal door deliveries this week.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.