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A bipartisan Senate bill would set transport policy and investment for six years, but is only funded for three years using money that would be redirected from other parts of the government.
The Federal Maritime Commission found the Northwest Seaport Alliance is not likely to reduce competition or result in an unreasonable increase in cost or reduction in service.
The funds, part of a $1.6 billion distribution of federal money for homeland security purposes, can be used for risk mitigation planning; maritime domain awareness; detection of explosives and other weapons; training and related measures.
The Dubai-based port terminal operator was fighting a proposed 750 percent rent increase at Port of Melbourne.
The Norwegian ocean carrier reached an agreement with the Competition Commission of South Africa after admitting to price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering.
Trade ministers left Hawaii on Friday without concluding a TPP deal because several countries held out to protect specific domestic industries like pharmaceuticals, automobiles and agriculture from competition.