Quality is its own reward (but awards are nice, too).

We are proud to be consistently recognized for our commitment to treating customers, communities and the environment with utmost care and respect. These accolades from our industry partners and valued customers validate the hard work and dedication of our associates, who are always delivering on the goals of safety, service and stewardship that are central to our day-to-day operations.

3/26/2014 Horizon Lines Presented Lowe's 2013 Platinum Carrier Award

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 26, 2014) – Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) was awarded the “2013 Platinum Carrier Award” by home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, N.C.

Steve Palmer, Vice President of Lowe’s Transportation, presented the award at the 2014 Lowe’s Annual Global Transportation Conference in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Each year Lowe’s recognizes and honors carriers that have consistently exceeded the transportation and logistics demands set forth by the retailer.

Lowe’s presented the Platinum Carrier Award to Horizon Lines for achieving excellence in on-time service. It is the thirteenth consecutive time Horizon Lines has been honored by the Fortune® 100 Company. Marv Buchanan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Alaska and Kelly Dennison, Director of Strategic Accounts accepted on behalf of Horizon Lines.

“We have partnered with Lowe’s as they look for ways to adapt their inventory supply chains across their in-store and online sales channels,” Buchanan said. “Our collaborative efforts with communication and visibility help drive continued service excellence.”

Horizon Lines has earned Lowe’s Outstanding Ocean Service Provider Award or the Platinum Award for consistently providing superior service in the U.S. domestic ocean trades to Alaska and Hawaii.

11/28/2012 Horizon Lines Honored with Environmental Stewardship Awards

Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, received honors for environmental stewardship from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Horizon Lines was recognized for outstanding achievement in environmental excellence by the CSA at a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the company has been named one of the 2012 Green Supply Chain Award winners by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in its December issue.

“Environmental stewardship is critically important to our culture, planning, operations and success at Horizon Lines,” said Andrew Phillips, Environmental Compliance Director. “We are honored to be recognized for taking a leadership role in helping to ensure environmentally sustainable business practices for our customers’ supply chains.”

CSA awarded eight Horizon Lines vessels with Environmental Achievement Awards, which recognize vessels that have operated without environmental incidents for at least two years. The eight Horizon Lines vessels have operated a combined 64 years without an environmental incident. The certificates were presented to the Horizon Challenger (9 years), Horizon Discovery (7 years), Horizon Kodiak (11 years), Horizon Navigator (2 years), Horizon Pacific (12 years), Horizon Producer (9 years), Horizon Reliance (11 years), and Horizon Trader (3 years). The award certificates were presented to Captain Timothy Close, USCG (ret.), who is the company’s Director of Safety, Security & Environmental Health.

The CSA represents 38 U.S. based companies that own, operate or charter oceangoing tank, container, or dry bulk vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades. “These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shore-side who operate our vessels to the highest standards,” said Joseph J. Cox, President of CSA. “In today’s world, it seems our industry only gets front-page news when spills or other environmental problems occur. It is encouraging to see how many vessels go for years achieving environmental excellence. It should be clear to the American public that we in the maritime industry take our stewardship of the marine environment very seriously.”

In addition, Horizon Lines has been recognized for environmental stewardship with a 2012 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This year’s fifth annual awards honor companies that leverage green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain. Award winners were selected based on companies’ goals, strategy and execution to achieve current and projected sustainability results.

Horizon Lines’ sustainability efforts have resulted in an estimated emissions reduction of 231,000 tons of CO2 over the past six years through the company’s fuel conservation and emissions program. For more information on the company’s Green Initiative, visit /about-us/horizon-green.

8/6/2012 Horizon Lines Receives Top Honors in 'Quest for Quality' Award

Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation’s leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has been honored for the fourth consecutive year with Logistics Management magazine’s annual Quest for Quality award, winning top honors among Ocean Carriers. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence.

Horizon Lines ranked first among the 13 domestic and international ocean carriers that qualified for this year’s Quest for Quality award. The company achieved the highest combined score from customers in the five attributes used to measure service excellence: on-time performance, customer service, value, information technology, and equipment and operations.

Horizon Lines also was ranked the best in the Ocean Carrier industry for customer service.

“This year’s Quest for Quality award attests to the customer service commitment that is such a strong part of the culture here at Horizon Lines,” said Sam Woodward, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our associates’ unfailing commitment to their customers’ success has translated to consistent service performance, even in difficult economic times.”

According to Logistics Management, more than 4,700 logistics and supply chain decision makers voted in this year’s survey, the publication’s 29th annual Quest for Quality contest.

“We want to thank our customers for recognizing the dedication of our associates who continually strive to provide the best service in the industry,” added Brian Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We move forward in this still challenging economic environment by serving our customers to the best of our ability and providing shipping solutions that are critical to the vitality of the markets we serve – Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.”

Horizon Lines has been honored with a Quest for Quality Award in six of the past seven years, receiving top honors among ocean carriers in two of those years.