The longshore union says the 'few issues that remain unresolved relate directly to the carriers.'
Ocean carriers get blamed for foisting big ships on ports, but say inadequate compensation prevents investment in better service.
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.