Maersk unit will specialize in intra-America trade.
North America's largest chassis leasing firm not expected to change direction after sale.
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
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.