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Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou told American Shipper container lines need to adapt to permanent overcapacity, and cited Maersk's network management as the primary driver of bumper profits in recent years.
American Association of Exporters and Importers joined with Asian and European shipper groups.
According to a statement from the port authority, all terminals were operating normally on Thursday.
The German ocean carrier said its financial results were impacted by costs from merger with Chilean liner CSAV.
ConAgra and Lululemon said they expect shipment delays for several more months as a result of West Coast port congestion.
The new container service will connect ports in China, Taiwan and South Korea with Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.