Horizon Lines Receives Lowe's Platinum Carrier Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has been awarded the "2011 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc. Horizon Lines is the only Jones Act ocean carrier to receive a 2011 award from Lowe's for domestic ocean transportation service. 

The 2011 award marks the sixth consecutive year that Horizon Lines has received Lowe's Platinum Carrier Award, and the 11th consecutive year that Horizon Lines has been honored with a Lowe's award for providing consistently superior service.

The Platinum Carrier Award for exemplary on-time service and reliability was accepted on behalf of Horizon Lines by Randolph Page, Horizon's Southeast Sales Manager, and Toni Sikes, Business Development Sales Representative.  The award was presented by Steve Palmer, Vice President of Transportation for Lowe's, and Mark Ramsey, Lowe's Carrier Relations Manager, North America.

"Horizon Lines is honored to again receive Lowe's highest recognition for domestic ocean service transportation providers," said Brian Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Partnering with Lowe's is a privilege that we must earn every day, and we are very appreciative of their recognition. This award symbolizes the unwavering commitment and collaborative approach to customer service excellence demonstrated by Randolph Page and the dedicated team of associates at Horizon Lines who strive to ensure a consistently reliable supply chain."

For each year beginning with 2001, Horizon Lines has earned either the Lowe's Outstanding Ocean Service Provider Award or the Platinum Award for providing consistently superior service in the U.S. domestic ocean trades to Alaska and Hawaii. Lowe's first awarded its highest transportation honor, the Platinum Carrier Award, to Horizon Lines in 2006, and Horizon has earned that honor every year since then.   

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.

SOURCE Horizon Lines, Inc.



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