CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE: HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has entered into a new agreement for terminal operations at the Port of Oakland. Horizon Lines has teamed with Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedoring company in the Americas, to service cargo moving through Oakland between the U.S. mainland, Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia. Horizon Lines operations at the facility located at 1599 Maritime Street take effect today.
Ports America brings state-of-the-art technology and superior terminal services expertise to help deliver efficient gate and vessel operations to Horizon Lines' customers. Service enhancements with the new terminal include extended gate hours for early deliveries and lunchtime deliveries on Horizon Lines' ship days with dedicated truck lanes. All transactions are processed via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for speed and accuracy, with shipment status updates available through Horizon Lines' online shipment management portal NetCaptain®.
"Our new terminal operations partner is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to Horizon Lines and our customers," said John V. Keenan, President and COO of Horizon Lines, LLC. "We look forward to working together with Ports America to achieve further productivity and schedule reliability enhancements for our business moving through the Port of Oakland."
Prior to today, Horizon Lines utilized APM Terminals as stevedore and terminal operator at its former facility located at 1425 Maritime Street.
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, Inc. is the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company comprised of two primary operating subsidiaries. Horizon Lines, LLC, owns or leases a fleet of 20 U.S.-flag containerships and operates five port terminals linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and Puerto Rico. Horizon Logistics, LLC, offers customized logistics solutions to shippers from a suite of transportation and distribution management services, using information technology developed by Horizon Services Group and intermodal trucking and warehousing services provided by Sea-Logix. Transportation offerings include international ocean intermediary services and North American LTL and trucking networks. Horizon Lines, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
About Ports America
Ports America, headquartered in Iselin, N.J., is the largest independent port terminal operator in North America, providing terminal management and a full suite of stevedoring and related services. Ports America, including its predecessor companies, has more than 85 years of experience operating American seaports. Its current business includes more than 80 locations in 42 ports, handling containers, roll on/roll off cargo, general cargo and cruise ship passengers and luggage. Volume in 2008 included 12.9 million TEU, 4.5 million vehicles, 9.1 million tons of general cargo and 1.8 million cruise ship passengers.
SOURCE Horizon Lines, Inc.