Recognized as a Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partner CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE: HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded a 2010 Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management magazine, ranking in the top three for honors in the ocean carrier category.

Horizon Lines scored above average in all areas--customer service, on-time performance, value, information technology, equipment and operations. Logistics Management, a monthly publication for supply chain professionals, conducts the Quest for Quality survey every year, asking qualified buyers of logistics and transportation services to evaluate their service partners.

This marks the third time in the past four years that Horizon Lines has won a Quest for Quality award. It comes after the carrier was named on the first ever 50 Green Supply Chain Partners list published by Inbound Logistics, a monthly magazine for logistics and transportation professionals.

Horizon Lines' sustainability initiatives include reducing empty backhaul miles through logistics network optimization, reducing fossil fuel consumption, using recycled materials to build containers and offering customers an innovative carbon offset solution.

"We thank our customers for recognizing our ongoing commitment to service excellence and our peers for recognizing our sustainability program," said John Keenan, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Horizon Lines, Inc.

About Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines, Inc., is the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company. The company 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. The company also manages a domestic and overseas service partner network and provides integrated, reliable and cost competitive logistics solutions. Horizon Lines, Inc., is based in Charlotte, NC, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.

SOURCE Horizon Lines, Inc.

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