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William A. Hamlin

Bill Hamlin

Executive Vice President and COO
Horizon Lines LLC

ITI Board Member



William A. Hamlin is executive vice president and COO for Horizon Lines, LLC. He is responsible for ocean transportation services, inland services, the order-to-cash cycle, maintenance, safety, security, network operations, North America terminals and technology. Joining the company's predecessor, Sea-Land Service, in 1986, Hamlin managed the global container and chassis fleet, as well rail and truck operations, and set an industry standard for container asset utilization. He was vice president of transportation and equipment operations when he left Sea-Land in 1999. From 1999 to 2010, he held various executive positions at APL Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line. Hamlin began his career in Saudi Arabia. He held several positions in international trade and transportation in Riyadh before joining U.S. Lines. Hamlin, a graduate of the University of Maine, has served on the board of the Pacific Maritime Association, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Hamlin did undergraduate work at the University of Maine and has completed an Executive MBA course at Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.