The French company and its U.S. units agree to pay $772 million for bribery scheme.
Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."
The longshore union says the 'few issues that remain unresolved relate directly to the carriers.'
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.