Horizon Lines Presented Lowe's 2013 Platinum Carrier Award

March 26, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 26, 2014) – Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) has been 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.

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 owns a fleet of 13 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.