Horizon Lines to launch China-California route in December


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28 Oct 2010

horizon_lines_logo.jpgChina-to-California service named the Five Star Express in mid-December. Five Horizon Lines vessels will service the route, stopping at ports at Ningbo and Shanghai in Central China and at U.S. ports Los

Angeles and Oakland, Calif., the company said in a statement.

Horizon Lines’ ships currently serve ports in China under a space
charter agreement with Maersk Line. The agreement expires Dec. 10 and
on Dec. 13 it will begin the Five Star Express to ship cargo from
Ningbo and Shanghai on behalf of direct commercial customers, according
to the statement. Horizon Lines also is adding approximately 12,500 new
containers to its domestic and international shipping network.

Horizon Lines Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., owns or leases a
fleet of 20 U.S.-flag container ships and operates five port terminals
linking the continental U.S. with Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and
Puerto Rico, according to the company’s website.

Source: Pacific Business News

Sources:  www.Shipid.com

Maersk Line is one of the leading liner shipping companies in the world, serving customers all over the globe.

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