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Horizon Lines Introduces ReeferPlus GPS

November 7, 2008

The container-tracking and shipment-monitoring solution provides continuous visibility and security for refrigerated containers moving between the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico by offering real-time shipment tracking data online and remote monitoring of reefer conditions.


CHARLOTTE, NC /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horizon Lines Inc., announced the immediate availability of the ReeferPlus GPS container-tracking and shipment-monitoring solution for refrigerated ocean containers moving between the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. This innovative solution is designed to improve the visibility and security of high-value perishable cargo requiring cold chain logistics, a term used to describe the maintenance of product temperature through the entire transport chain, from packing to delivery.

Key capabilities of ReeferPlus GPS include GPS-enabled real-time container tracking; in-box sensors, reporting temperature, atmosphere, and security updates via the Web; and remote monitoring and adjustment of reefer conditions with one computer click.

The ReeferPlus GPS solution uses Impeva Labs' Global Sentinel Unit, which links multiple two-way communication channels, real-time wireless sensors, and a direct two-way interface to the refrigerated container's controller. With continuous real-time supply chain visibility and remote configuration, Horizon Lines' ReeferPlus GPS customers can track, trace, monitor, and take corrective action from their offices anywhere in the world.

"ReeferPlus GPS is a major advance in cold chain logistics," said Jacob Wegrzyn, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Puerto Rico Division for Horizon Lines LLC. "We have been developing and testing this solution for two years in the Puerto Rico trade lane to offer high-value perishables shippers the visibility and control they need for maximum quality control and security."

"We are very pleased that our collaboration with Horizon has resulted in the launch of ReeferPlus GPS," said Tony Moroyan, CEO of Impeva Labs. "Using the latest technologies, ReeferPlus GPS is the most capable and advanced solution for global tracking, cargo monitoring, and container security. This comprehensive and flexible system offers reefer users outstanding value in confirming cargo integrity across the entire logistics supply chain. This puts Horizon Lines in a clear leadership position."

About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines Inc. is the "nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company," comprised of two primary operating subsidiaries. Horizon Lines LLC owns or leases a fleet of 21 U.S.-flag containerships and 5 port terminals, linking the continental U.S. with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, and Puerto Rico. Horizon Logistics LLC offers customized logistics solutions to shippers, from a suite of transportation and distribution management services designed by Aero Logistics, information technology developed by Horizon Services Group, and intermodal trucking and warehousing services provided by Sea-Logix. Horizon Lines Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC.

About Impeva Labs
Impeva Labs is a leading supplier of continuous global asset visibility (tracking, tracing, monitoring, and security). Impeva's services enable effective asset management and the "most efficient transportation of goods by providing a Continuous Chain of Custody (C-3) Shipping System." Impeva's customers can see real-time data, receive event alerts, and take corrective action from anywhere in the world, without leaving the office. Impeva Labs is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, with offices in Florida, Brazil, and Armenia. With Impeva Labs: Whatever, Wherever, Whenever, You'll Know.


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