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The Federal Maritime Commission said its detailed monitoring of the Maersk-MSC alliance in the east-west liner trades has "raised no red flags."
The new legislation is supported by Port of Portland, Oregon container terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc.
Appropriateness of detention and demurrage charges must be addressed on a case-by-case basis, says World Shipping Council.
Ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk announced plans for rate increases on August 1.
A spokesperson for the Port of Oakland said it will hire 500 additional workers to address a shortage in time for peak season in the fall.
Port Lafito offers upgraded facilities and capacity compared to Port-au-Prince.