Horizon Helps Deliver Concrete Canoes

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Engineering students from 12 universities around the country will began competing in Hawaii in the conference finals of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 22nd Annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. The winner of these races will earn a spot in the national championships in North Carolina this June.

Before the concrete canoes could begin their sail to the finish line, however, they had to get to the starting line. Working together, Horizon Lines, LLC, and Horizon Logistics, LLC, coordinated the door-to-door delivery of the competition canoes from inland points in the continental United States to the Port of Los Angeles for ocean voyage aboard a Horizon Lines container vessel to Honolulu and on to final destination at the University of Hawaii. Horizon Logistics coordinated with several service providers to secure the best pricing for the project and Horizon Lines arranged for transpacific carriage to Hawaii.

The ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers.  The event challenges the students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material. Teams qualify for the NCCC by placing first in one of the 18 conference competitions held throughout the United States during the spring.

The winners of the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition are determined by compiling the team's total number of points from the academic and race portions of the competition. Academic scholarships totaling $9k are awarded to the winning teams' undergraduate civil engineering program.

Engineering students from The University of Arizona; Arizona State University; North Arizona University; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Cal Poly, Pomona; University of Southern California; University Of California, San Diego; Cal State (USULA); Loyola Marymount, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Northridge; and San Diego State University are competing in the conference championships at the University of Hawaii.

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