Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Enabling legislation needed before public-private partnership projects could be approved.
The Taiwan-based ocean liner will charter the 18,000-TEU ships from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Port director's tenure has seen projects to deepen harbor, raise Bayonne Bridge, expand marine terminals and intermodal rail.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.