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.
Officials at the railroads are not planning any additional merger conversations.
Temporarily extending storage is fair because marine terminals are gridlocked, port officials say.
But cargo growth represents a mixed blessing for the port authority.