Business groups tell Obama that the use of a mediator is imperative in longshore union talks.
Carriers are set to charge $1,000 per FEU, also poised to start charging on intermodal door deliveries this week.
The ocean carriers say no major changes are planned until after the end of first quarter of 2015.
A congressional watchdog agency said the Agency for International Development could do more to assist AGOA countries develop export strategies.
Arkansas-based intermodal carrier sees growth in all divisions, aided by lower fuel prices, but offset by increased costs in hiring and retaining drivers.
Railroad sees increased volumes in nearly all commodity groups.