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Businesses large and small and across many sectors share their views on the massive West Coast port cargo delays.
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Union disputes claims that West Coast container docks are too congested to unload ships at night.
Marine terminal officials agree that future contracts will require ongoing collaboration.
Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou told American Shipper container lines need to adapt to permanent overcapacity, and cited Maersk's network management as the primary driver of bumper profits in recent years.
Economist revised forecasts, predicting lower import growth and a second year of declines in exports.