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."
Contract negotiations between West Coast longshoremen and employers have entered month eight.
ICTSI Oregon says actions against it are "far beyond what other West Coast ports are experiencing."
Preliminary figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines indicate a 5.4 percent increase in air freight from 2013.
Transportation secretary urged Congress to tackle nation's infrastructure challenge.