The longshore union says the 'few issues that remain unresolved relate directly to the carriers.'
Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
Ocean carriers get blamed for foisting big ships on ports, but say inadequate compensation prevents investment in better service.
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
Belgian port reports record growth thanks to container and liquid bulk sectors.
Railway and intermodal provider set records for revenues and earnings in 2014.