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A contract renewal guarantees that for the next two years Horizon Lines will remain the primary carrier to Puerto Rico for the Walgreens drugstore chain.
Walgreens currently operates 6,271 stores, including 73 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," says 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."
Horizon Lines says it has two direct weekly sailings to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, one weekly sailing from Elizabeth, N.J., and the only direct vessel call to the U.S. Gulf with service from Houston every 14 days.
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