FMC Commissioner Khouri said the agency is making sure ocean carriers properly implement any surcharges for cargo at West Coast ports.
Contractors also get six month extension in dispute over basalt quality and concrete testing.
But the carrier will continue to servce customers by chartering space from APL.
Employers "hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term."
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
BlueWater Reporting shows 15 of 25 services have some sort of schedule disruption to Oakland, reflecting how delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach have impacted carrier schedules.