Horizon Lines of Puerto Rico, Inc., a subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc., participated in a signing ceremony of its Maritime Industry Safety Partnership Agreement with the International Longshoremen's Association
(ILA) Local 1575 and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
. This agreement marks the second time Horizon Lines has taken a leadership position nationwide with a safety program of this nature.
In 2002, the company became the first ocean carrier
and marine terminal operator
in the U.S. to sign an OSHA Strategic Partnership. This most recent activity allows Horizon Lines to make history by signing the newest partnership agreement that will focus on the health and safety of its labor force.
The ceremony took place today at ILA Local 1575 Offices in San Juan. Guests included OSHA Regional Administrator Patricia K. Clark, OSHA Puerto Rico Area Director Jose Carpena, Puerto Rico Secretary of State and Port Authority Director
Fernando Bonilla, Executive Director of the Occupational Development and Human Resources Council
for Puerto Rico Joe Alvarez, PROSHA Auxiliary Secretary Myrna Velez and Captain Raymond J. Perry, United States Coast
Guard Deputy Sector San Juan