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The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, UASC, MOL, CSCL and "K" Line announced rate increases.
Georgia Ports Authority said TEU volumes in Savannah have climbed almost 17 percent in the past 12 months.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Monday that Egypt is capable of protecting the new waterway that runs alongside the existing canal.
Meanwhile, maritime consultant Drewry said it believes the sale of G6 Alliance member APL's parent company Neptune Orient Lines is unlikely at this time, despite the line being a "habitual loss maker."