Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, is launching express intermodal container service from China to key inland U.S. cities with the new Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific liner service.
Horizon Lines will now offer some of the fastest inland transit times in the industry, including 15-day availability in Kansas City from Shanghai and 16-day availability in Dallas, using scheduled intermodal rail service from Los Angeles every week. The carrier also will offer express inland service to Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, and Charlotte using on-dock rail connections to avoid drayage fees on the West Coast, saving customers time and expense. Horizon Lines plans to expand the inland express network to other locations throughout the United States next year.
Horizon Lines is able to offer a cost-effective inland service because of operational synergies with the carrier's domestic U.S. shipping network serving export customers to Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. Delivering imports inland to these markets will provide a more stable supply of containers in locations where many shippers struggle to find available container capacity.
Company: Horizon Lines
Company URL: www.horizonlines.com