Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic container carrier and integrated logistics company, announced it has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership and earned the highest fuel efficiency and environmental performance rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The SmartWay program is a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
"We have worked for several years to reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency in our operations," said John V. Keenan, President, Horizon Lines, LLC. "We are proud to earn the highest performance ranking by EPA for our efforts and look forward to making a difference in the future."
"We will continue to do our part for the environment with our innovative new technology, equipment upgrades and logistics programs to improve energy efficiency and air quality," said Brian Taylor, President of Horizon Logistics, LLC. "We already are implementing new sustainability programs across the company for carbon offsetting and emissions reductions."
The SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership brings major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations together to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The Partnership currently has over 450 Partners.