Horizon Lines, Inc. (ticker: HRZL.PK, exchange: Pink Sheets (.PNK))
News Release -
Horizon Logistics Helps DAS Global Services Launch Weekly New York - San Juan Containerized Vehicle Shipping Service
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horizon Logistics, LLC,
a subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE: HRZ), the nation's leading
domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, today announced a
new automotive vehicle shipping service launched by DAS Global Services in the
U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade lane. Horizon Lines, LLC, has been named the
"carrier of choice" for this service.
DAS Global Services (DASGS) is the international division of Dependable
Auto Shippers (DAS), the industry leader in domestic and international vehicle
relocation, moving some 100,000 vehicles, boats, RV's, heavy equipment and
motorcycles per year. With the help of Horizon Logistics, the company has
started a weekly service from Port Elizabeth, N.J., to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
DASGS shipments depart every Friday and arrive in San Juan the following
Tuesday, making vehicles available on Thursday the same week of arrival.
"Our goal was to create a fast, reliable and secure service to Puerto Rico
via the Elizabeth seaport," said DASGS Executive Vice President Michael
Liquori. "We are partnering with Horizon Logistics, leveraging their
information technology capabilities as well as the liner capacity of sister
company Horizon Lines. With this affiliation, along with our experienced
agents in San Juan, we are confident that we can build a leadership position
in the Puerto Rico vehicle trade as we have previously in the Europe and
DASGS is employing a Horizon Logistics web portal, www.shipmyvehicle.com,
and has launched a similar containerized service in the Hawaii market that has
proved extremely popular, currently handling over 2,700 vehicles per year via
a Horizon Lines service.
"We look forward to working with DAS to provide the speed and reliability
necessary to succeed in the Puerto Rico trade lane. DAS has always shown that
creativity and partnership will drive success and we value their relationship
across all our ventures with them," said Brian Taylor, President Horizon
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, Inc. is the nation's leading domestic container shipping
and integrated logistics company comprised of two primary operating
subsidiaries. Horizon Lines, LLC, operates a fleet of 21 U.S.-flag
containerships and 5 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 designed by Aero
Logistics, information technology developed by Horizon Logistics Technology
and intermodal trucking and warehousing services provided by Sea-Logix.
Horizon Lines, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC, and trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
About DAS Global Services
DAS Global Services, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dependable Auto
Shippers Incorporated. Since its beginnings in 1954, DAS has grown to become
the recognized leader in the domestic and international auto shipping
business. DAS Global Services provides the highest quality international car
shipping services for their global customer base. More information about DAS
Global Services is available at www.dasglobalservices.com .
SOURCE Horizon Lines, Inc.
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