Wal-Mart Awards Horizon Lines 2007 Jones Act Carrier of the Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 3, 2008) – Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2007 by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The award is presented each year to a domestic ocean carrier to recognize best-in-class schedule reliability and exceptional customer service. The award was presented during a tour of Horizon Lines’ Honolulu terminal by a group from the retailer’s logistics management team on Tuesday, April 1.
“We are honored to receive the Wal-Mart Carrier of the Year Award and thank our entire team for their efforts,” said Charles Brown III, Horizon Lines’ Vice President of Sales. “Our shared commitment to reliable deliveries, matched with superior customer service, sets Horizon Lines apart as a logistics partner companies can count on. We are very proud to receive this recognition.”
Horizon Lines is the only ocean carrier serving all three domestic trades of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, where Wal-Mart operates a combined total of more than 75 stores.
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, Inc. is the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company comprised of two primary operating subsidiaries. Horizon Lines, LLC, operates a fleet of 21 U.S.-flag containerships and 5 port terminals linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and Puerto Rico. Horizon Logistics, LLC, offers customized logistics solutions to shippers from a suite of transportation and distribution management services designed by Aero Logistics, information technology developed by Horizon Services Group and intermodal trucking and warehousing services provided by Sea-Logix. Horizon Lines, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
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