Horizon Lines, Inc., a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has renewed its contract with Walgreens to remain the drugstores’ primary carrier to Puerto Rico for the next two years.
Walgreens currently operates 6,271 stores nationwide including 73 stores in Puerto Rico. As the drugstore chain continues its growth on the island, Horizon Lines will be instrumental in keeping each store stocked with more than 25,000 everyday items and medications.
“Horizon Lines moves thousands of container loads of merchandise to Puerto Rico for us each year,” said Tom Stedman, director of corporate transportation for Walgreens. “Their service has been consistently fast and dependable. With Horizon Lines as our primary carrier, we can feel confident that our merchandise will arrive on time and damage free.”
“We take pride in our recognized service delivery and look forward to playing a role in the growth of the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain. Horizon Lines is committed to exceptional value and customer satisfaction and we will continue to provide reliable, on-time logistics and shipping solutions for Walgreens into the future,” said Gabriel Serra, senior vice president and general manager of Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico Division.
Horizon Lines offers the most comprehensive service package to Puerto Rico, with two direct weekly sailings from Jacksonville, one weekly sailing from Elizabeth, NJ, and the only direct vessel call to the U.S. Gulf with service from Houston every 14 days.