Horizon Lines, Inc. was founded in 1956, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
The company is a leading ocean shipping and integrated logistics company in the USA. It carries a range of consumer and industrial items, such as refrigerated and non-refrigerated foodstuffs, household goods, auto parts, building materials, and other materials used in manufacturing.
As of September 20, 2010, the company owns or leases a fleet of 20 U.S.-flag containerships 18,500 cargo containers, and operates five port terminals linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and Puerto Rico.
Besides, the American carrier operates terminals in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico as well as contracts for terminal services in seven ports in the continental United States; and other ports in Guam, Yantian, and Xiamen, China, as well as Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The shipping lines also manages a domestic and overseas service partner network and provides integrated, reliable and cost competitive logistics solutions.