Business groups tell Obama that the use of a mediator is imperative in longshore union talks.
No rapid conclusion is expected in labor contract talks that have been ongoing for six months.
Carriers are set to charge $1,000 per FEU, also poised to start charging on intermodal door deliveries this week.
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.