Horizon Lines Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) received Toyota Logistics Excellence Award for Quality in Export Marine for its outstanding quality performance. Specifically noted by Toyota Logistics was Horizon's proficiency in the design and execution of its damage prevention program which delivered an over 70% reduction in damage incidents. Horizon Lines provides container loading and ocean transport services for Toyota's vehicles between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
On hand to receive the honor at the Toyota Logistics Award ceremony on March 28th were Brian Taylor, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Charles W. Brown III, General Manager, Western Region Sales for Horizon Lines. Said Taylor, "Like Toyota, delivering quality to the customer is a critical success factor for us. At Horizon Lines, we continue to innovate to drive efficiency without compromising on quality."
The awards were presented by Kazuo Ohara, Senior Vice President and Chief Coordinating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Alan DeCarr, Group Vice President & General Manager, Toyota Logistics Services & International Operations and Don Esmond, Toyota Motor Sales Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations.