Horizon Lines, Inc. (www.horizonlines.com
) 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.
To deliver reliable and cost competitive container shipping and logistics solutions with industry-leading customer service and operational excellence between the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, and Puerto Rico.
Horizon Lines' values are captured in our focus and commitment to the Seven C's:
Horizon Lines, Inc., is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Jones Act
- Passed by Congress and signed into law in 1920.
- States that all cargo sailing from one U.S. port to another U.S. port, either directly or via a foreign port, must sail on a vessel that is U.S. crewed, owned and built.
- The law applies to all domestic cargo sailing on U.S. rivers and lakes, coastwise and from the mainland to the three noncontiguous locations (Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
- Guam, while not Jones Act restricted, does require a registry endorsement of U.S.-flagged and U.S.-crewed vessel service.
- Similar requirements have been established for all forms of domestic cargo and passenger transportation in the United States and in nearly all developed nations.
- Provides long-term service and rate stability end encourages investment in domestic port infrastructure.
- A factor in national security in that all domestic transportation is owned and operated by U.S. citizens.
- Of the 2.5 billion tons of cargo moving annually in U.S. maritime commerce, more than 1 billion tons, or 41%, is transported domestically by the Jones Act fleet.
- A new vessel has been added to the fleet almost every day for the past 40 years, and there are currently over 39,000 vessels in the Jones Act fleet.
- Over 135,000 people in the U.S. are employed on board Jones Act ships alone, with thousands more in jobs directly related to the U.S.-Flag domestic shipping industry.
As a domestic transportation leader, Horizon Lines is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring the safety and health of our associates and the public. We back our commitment with programs that promote best practices in environmental stewardship.
Our Guide to Safety Safety Is A Way Of Life Horizon Lines' Safety Vision
We continue to set goals for ongoing improvement throughout Horizon Lines. We owe it to our associates, our owners, our customers, and future generations to be good stewards of the environment. HorizonGreen: Environmental Policy
Through our HorizonGreen Initiative, we strive to better understand and measure our impact on the environment, and to develop programs that incorporate environmental thinking and mitigation into our core operations.
Within the HorizonGreen initiative, Horizon Lines is addressing four key areas. Click here to learn more.
Horizon Lines' Safety Policy:
- Safety is a way of life and part of everything we do, both on and off the job.
- Everyone has the responsibility to ensure a safe work environment.
- We want to "convince" not "confront" our associates.
- We will live by our human and moral commitment to our associates and customers to reduce pain and suffering in the work place.
- We will strive to have the lowest possible personal injury and accident rates.
We are committed to provide transportation services in a manner that will ensure the maximum safety of our associates, the safeguarding of our customers' cargo, and the safety of the communities we serve.
- Most injuries and accidents are preventable and we will strive to prevent them.
- Each individual is responsible and accountable for their own safety and the safety of others.
- We must always lead by example.
- A strong, visible, felt leadership commitment to safety is imperative.
- Teamwork across departments and involvement by all is critical to safety success.
- No job is so important, no service so urgent that we cannot take time to perform all work safely.