Contact: Dennis Watson
10/06/2005 (Thursday)
(202) 565-1596
No. 05-28
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Surface Transportation Board To Hold November 16 Oral Argument in "Guam" Rate-Complaint Case

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober has announced that the agency will hold a November 16, 2005 oral argument in the case entitled Government of the Territory of Guam v. Sea-Land Service, Inc., American President Lines, Ltd., and Matson Navigation Company, Inc., STB Docket No. WCC-101.

The STB will hold the oral argument at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, in Room 760, the agency's hearing room, on the 7th Floor of the agency's headquarters in the Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

This proceeding involves a complaint filed with the STB by the Government of the Territory of Guam challenging the reasonableness of the rates, rules, classifications and practices for transportation provided by Sea-Land Service, Inc., now known as Horizon Lines, LLC; and Matson Navigation Company, Inc., in the noncontiguous domestic trade (transportation between or among points in the United States mainland and points in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories or possessions). The complaint also seeks damages.

The STB announced the oral argument in its decision issued to the public on October 3, 2005 in STB Docket No. WCC-101. That decision is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at A printed copy of the Board's decision also is available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (202) 306-4004, or via