Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, today announced it is deploying 400 new state-of-the-art refrigerated containers in the Hawaii tradelane. The new containers, which are designed with the latest technology to keep perishable commodities fresh and secure during transport, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week, the U.S. shipping company said.
These ongoing investments in new equipment and operational improvements by Horizon Lines continue to make a significant impact on the quality and reliability of service available to U.S. shippers in the Hawaii trade.
“Our service linking the mainland and Hawaii is a lifeline to the island economy and we take this responsibility very seriously,” said Ali Nikkhoo, Vice President and General Manager, Hawaii. “In particular, shippers of perishables require the latest equipment to ensure they deliver the freshest quality products to the Hawaii consumer. This is why we have made a big investment in the new equipment and are excited to deploy the reefer containers for our customers.”
Horizon Lines’ refrigerated container program includes several design enhancements developed by the company’s commercial and engineering teams. The new containers include enhanced insulation and stronger floors that improve 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.