Horizon Lines to Deploy 250 New Flat Racks and 250 New Refrigerated Shipping Containers in Alaska
HORIZON LINES TO DEPLOY 250 NEW FLAT RACKS AND
250 NEW REFRIGERATED SHIPPING CONTAINERS IN ALASKA
TACOMA, WA, May 16, 2012 – Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, today announced it is deploying 250 new high-posted flat racks and 250 new state-of-the-art refrigerated containers in the Alaska tradelane. The new equipment arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. (Photos available upon request.)
“The new flat racks are lighter and complete with securing straps to meet the rugged loading requirements of the Alaska trade,” said Marion Davis, Vice President and General Manager, Alaska. “Together with our new refrigerated containers, we are greatly increasing equipment availability for our high-value perishable and project cargo customers this summer.”
The new flat racks are being deployed by Horizon Lines just in time for the Alaska construction season. The new refrigerated containers include enhanced insulation and stronger floors for better operating efficiency and durability. Each container is equipped with a new style of door lock seal, and the cooling unit itself is bolted into place with a wire-seal to detect unauthorized access. These advancements make the containers more secure to handle high-value perishable inventory.
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading domestic ocean shipping companies and the only ocean cargo carrier serving all three noncontiguous domestic markets of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the continental United States. The company maintains a fleet of 15 fully Jones Act qualified vessels and operates five port terminals in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. A trusted partner for many of the nation’s leading retailers, manufacturers and U.S. government agencies, Horizon Lines provides reliable transportation services that leverage its unique combination of ocean transportation and inland distribution capabilities to deliver goods that are vital to the prosperity of the markets it serves. The company is based in Charlotte, NC, and its stock trades on the over-the-counter market under the symbol HRZL.
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