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Green Initiative Progress Report by US Ship Operator

March 8, 2012

Horizon Lines Ship:Photo Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines Ship:Photo Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines updates progress towards environmental excellence

A report (available at presenting the company’s progress in pursuing environmental excellence through its ongoing “Green Initiatives Program" has been release by Horizon Line.” The report describes the carrier’s efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport.

Initiatives taken up by Horizon Lines include vessel management controls, low sulfur diesel fuel usage, and marine terminal pollution mitigation planning. The company has focused on reducing transportation emissions through improvements in vessel fuel consumption and truck efficiency, the use of alternative fuels and the development of more fuel-efficient transportation solutions.

Additionally, the company is pursuing a long-term, sustainable approach to logistics management that should benefit all stakeholders. Examples include working to reduce empty backhaul miles through logistics network optimization and researching the feasibility of using containers built from recycled materials.

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