The body's ranking member will not return to the House in 2015.
The Obama administration is monitoring the contract negotiations, while shippers groups are asking for presidential intervention.
The port authority's board approved an additional $2.42 million for the Truck Replacement Program, which started in 2010.
The difference in port volumes can partly be explained by congestion problems out West.
Airport operator MAG Property and logistics property specialist Stoford submit joint plans for logistics unit at Airport City Manchester.
IPC, Mistui, NYK Line and PSA have agreed to jointly develop a container terminal at the Tanjung Priok Port in Indonesia.