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The Pacific Maritime Association voted to approve the deal in advance of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union member ratification vote Friday.
A fire broke out on the Marshall Islands-flagged Purple Beach, causing the crew to evacuate due to toxic gas and fears of explosion.
The ocean carrier’s new China East Coast Express 2 will connect ports in China and Southeast Asia with the United States East Coast via the Suez Canal.
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.