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Ocean carrier expands container fleet


By next month, Horizon Lines L.L.C. expects to acquire 300 new high-cube refrigerated containers, which the ocean carrier plans to use for intermodal moves to various U.S. ports.

Last week, Horizon Lines took delivery of 50 containers at the Port of Tacoma; the balance are expected to be delivered during the next 30 days to several ports.

"These 300 reefer units — and an additional 600 units scheduled for [delivery in] mid-2004 — will significantly reduce the average age of our fleet and ensure the highest levels of service delivery for our refrigerated cargo customers," said Horizon Lines Vice President of Sales and Marketing Karen Richards in a prepared statement.

Horizon Lines operates 17 vessels on routes linking the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. The carrier also maintains port terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Honolulu, Hawaii; Apra, Guam; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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