Shippers are feeling squeezed by port capacity problems and unreliable liner service.
Spending bill provides more money for harbor maintenance and reduction of pollution from diesel engines.
Pacific Maritime Association says ILWU is refusing to dispatch dockworkers in Los Angeles, Long Beach.
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.