Crowley and Seaboard now have VSAs to the Dominican Republic as well as Panama and Costa Rica.
The new structure gives port ability to handle larger, heavier shipments.
Global Shippers Forum wants IMO to consider shippers needs as it develops carbon reporting requirements.
Port executives say mediation 'has become a critical and necessary tool' in the West Coast labor negotiaitons.
Teamster-supported strikers end labor action in Southern California,
The ILWU and ILA will likely have concurrent contract negotiations, making cargo diversion difficult, an NRF official said.