The government has allowed limited private participation in rail infrastructure for a decade and is now seeking $1 billion.
A temporary yard for empty containers could be available for truckers by the end of the month.
Matson will expand into Alaska while Pasha will acquire Horizon's Hawaii business.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.