Horizon Logistics Selected as a 2008 Top 100 Logistics Technology Provider
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2008) –Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, today announced that through its technology division, Horizon Logistics has been named a 2008 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine. Editors of the publication chose winners based on a comprehensive process of evaluating questionnaires, conducting industry research, and soliciting reader input. The Award recipients demonstrated leadership by meeting Inbound Logistics shippers’ needs for simplicity, ROI, and efficient implementation.
"Technology solution providers such as Horizon Logistics empower logistics and supply chain management, continuing to offer innovative and practical solutions in the face of fast-changing challenges,” said Felecia Stratton, Editor, Inbound Logistics. “During 2008, Horizon Logistics consistently provided the kinds of technology solutions Inbound Logistics readers need to successfully manage their global enterprises. As shippers, carriers and 3PLs increase their use of logistics IT, Horizon Logistics continues to be flexible and responsive, anticipating customers’ evolving needs. That’s why Inbound Logistics editors have recognized Horizon Logistics as one of 2008’s Top 100 Logistics IT providers.”
The technology division of Horizon Logistics, formerly marketed under the name Horizon Services Group, serves as the unit’s IT research and development team. The company has developed leading transportation management applications; including spearheading advances in online shipment management, shipment tracking, radio frequency identification (RFID) and supply chain security solutions. These technology solutions are enabled at Horizon Lines, the ocean shipping company, and at Horizon Logistics’ customers’ facilities and supply chains.
"It is very exciting to be recognized by Inbound Logistics for our endeavors in supply chain technology,” said Tricia Covais Perhirin, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Horizon Logistics. “With our vast industry experience, successful implementation processes and NetCaptain® shipment management tools, we have the opportunity to take our logistics business to a new realm. We provide a true value-add to the whole of Horizon’s business units and our Logistics’ customers through the use of technology.”
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, 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 Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL’s educational mission is to help businesses efficiently manage logistics, reduce speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning their supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com
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