In Oakland, the port has seen a higher number of ships at anchor, and ships are off schedule from Los Angeles.
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
The Pacific Maritime Association wants a federal mediator to assist with contract talks with the ILWU.
Hueneme CEO says port could offer relief valve for congestion.
Consensus shows better growth than other parts of world.
Analysts from IHS Maritime & Trade predict continued increases in fatal incidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors.