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CSX honors 72 shippers for hazmat safety


CSX Corp. yesterday recognized 72 shippers with the company's annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award for maintaining a commitment to safe transportation of hazardous materials.

The honorees represent a wide range of industry segments, including chemicals, biofuels, waste and fertilizers. They shipped a combined 218,000 carloads of hazardous materials on the Class I's network in 2019 without a release due to controllable factors, CSX officials said in a press release.

The award is presented to customers who've shipped at least 600 carloads of hazardous materials without release due to controllable factors. 

"Through their diligence in maintaining their equipment and loading and securing their shipments, the 2019 award winners have demonstrated a relentless commitment to protecting employees and communities across the CSX network," said Arthur Adams, CSX vice president of sales and supply chain solutions.

Special recognition was given to three customers — Cargill, Kemira and Nouryon Chemical — for achieving 10 consecutive years without a release.

The other award winners' names can be read here.

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