Ocean carriers get blamed for foisting big ships on ports, but say inadequate compensation prevents investment in better service.
Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."
Despite presence of federal mediator 'no further agreements have been reached.'
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
Belgian port reports record growth thanks to container and liquid bulk sectors.
Railway and intermodal provider set records for revenues and earnings in 2014.