Horizon Services Group, the technology research and development subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc., has signed an agreement with Northland Services, Inc. to replace their legacy systems and to provide a new equipment management system. Based in Seattle, Northland offers barge transportation to Alaska and Hawaii, charter services, stevedoring and terminal services.

Horizon Service Group’s web based equipment management and back office systems are built on years of software development and continuous optimization to improve transportation asset visibility, control and utilization. The solutions will enable Northland to integrate core operations systems for booking, fleet management, vessel scheduling, stowage, quoting, billing, rating, proof of delivery and documentation.

“Horizon Services Group offers the combination of deep industry experience, Alaska knowledge and advanced technology expertise to assist us in migrating to a new systems platform that will ultimately allow us to improve operational efficiency and service to our customers,” said Shawn Bohnert, Executive Vice President of Northland. “That was a winning combination for us when we went through a very thorough review of similar systems and service providers in the marketplace.”

“We are very familiar with Northland’s well-earned reputation in the Pacific Northwest for great service in the Alaska and Hawaii trades and are proud to be part of their story,” said Rick Kessler, CEO of Horizon Services Group.