Horizon adds Tampa to Puerto Rico/Gulf loop
Domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines said it will add scheduled vessel container service between Tampa, Fla., and Puerto Rico as part of its Gulf Express Service.
The service operates in a fixed-day, biweekly schedule between Houston and San Juan. The Tampa service is scheduled to commence with the arrival of the Horizon Discovery on Oct. 4.
“The addition of a port call in Tampa provides new options for customers located in West and Central Florida, while continuing to provide fast and reliable fixed-day vessel service between Houston and San Juan. The Tampa call is expected to begin contributing to the company’s earnings within the first few months of service,” the company said.
The expanded biweekly Gulf Express port rotation will be Houston, Tampa and San Juan. The company also offers two sailings a week to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville and one per week from Elizabeth, N.J.