January 7, 2005

Raymond named to Maritime Security Advisory Committee

Charles G. (Chuck) Raymond, chairman, president and CEO of Horizon Lines, has been appointed to a five-year term on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. The announcement was made by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee was created by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). Raymond's principal responsibility will be to "advise, consult with and make recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the Coast Guard" on matters related to national maritime security

"This responsibility is very meaningful to me as we continue to face serious threats to our country's infrastructure and try to minimize the vulnerability of America¶s marine transportation system," said Raymond. "I am grateful for the confidence of Secretary Ridge and commit my full resources to this significant assignment."

Raymond previously was inaugural Chairman of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council from 2000-2003, reporting to the U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.

Raymond will be a keynote speaker at Marine Log's upcoming MARITIME AND PORT SECURITY 2005 conference, Washington, D.C., February 1 & 2. He has spent his entire 40-year career in the transportation industry. From September 1988 until the sale of Sea-Land Service's international business in 1999, he served as the company's senior vice president and chief transportation officer. He was an executive officer of CSX Corporation from 1994 to 2003.

Raymond is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the National Cargo Bureau. He is the holder of numerous industry awards.

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