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In a separate action, warehouse workers began a strike Tuesday morning against California Cartage warehouse in Los Angeles.
The TPP agreement, which includes the United States and 11 other countries in the Pacific Rim and the Americas, covers a range of industries and promises to reduce or eliminate tariffs and quotas on numerous products.
Based on the Obama administration's limited annual review, Generalized System of Preferences will now include five upland cotton fiber products and the reinstatement of the Ukraine in the program.
Exports helped drive record throughput in September at the Port of Long Beach, but were the main reason the Port of Oakland experienced a 4.8 percent drop in container volumes.
The derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude, which resulted in a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents, was caused by a defect that was missed on two separate inspections, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
In a response to the ITF recommendations, the International Chamber of Shipping said it prefers a fuel levy, rather than an emissions trading scheme, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.