Horizon Lines Service Update


Service Schedule Adjustments for Jacksonville, Elizabeth, and San Juan


Dear Valued Customer:


Horizon Lines is adjusting our service offering between Jacksonville, Elizabeth, and San Juan to better align our deployed capacity with market demand and to improve cargo availability times in San Juan.


Effective January 10, 2013, Horizon Lines will offer weekly service between Jacksonville and San Juan via its South Atlantic Express Service (SAX).  Southbound departures will leave Jacksonville on Thursday evenings, arrive in San Juan on Sundays, and have all cargo available at the open of business on Monday mornings.  Northbound departures from San Juan will occur on Monday evenings with arrivals in Jacksonville on Thursday mornings. Northbound cargo cut off to Jacksonville will be Mondays at 6:00PM in San Juan.


Currently, Horizon Lines offers twice-weekly service between Jacksonville and San Juan, departing Jacksonville on Tuesdays and Fridays.   The last Tuesday departure from Jacksonville will be on December 18, 2012.


Horizon Lines’ existing North Atlantic Express (NAX) weekly service to San Juan from the Northeast will depart Elizabeth on Thursday nights, instead of on Fridays, and arrive in San Juan on Mondays, with same day cargo availability.  Northbound departures from San Juan to Elizabeth will occur on Sunday evenings with arrivals on Thursday mornings.  Northbound cargo cut off to Elizabeth will be Fridays at 6:00PM in San Juan.


The service schedule for the company’s Gulf Express Service (GAX) between Houston and San Juan remains unchanged.   


Horizon Lines will continue to have the largest vessels in the Puerto Rico market deployed in weekly service between Jacksonville, Elizabeth and San Juan.  The Thursday Jacksonville sailings are expected to be able to accommodate the freight currently shipped on Tuesdays and Fridays. Southbound customers from Jacksonville will also benefit from “opening of business” availability on Monday mornings for cargo departing Jacksonville on Thursdays. 


Horizon Lines remains committed to helping our customers achieve transportation excellence with the widest intermodal network and broadest vessel service offerings available between San Juan and the continental United States.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Aqua – Gulf Representative. Thank you.

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