CSX Honors 53 Customers with 30th Annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced 53 customers as winners of the company’s Chemical Safety Excellence Award for their outstanding dedication to the safe transportation of hazardous materials throughout 2023.

For 30 years, CSX has acknowledged its chemical customers for their shared commitment to safety with this recognition. The longevity of this distinguished honor highlights the essential role customers play in protecting CSX employees and the communities it serves, and reinforces the position of rail as the safest mode for transporting chemicals over land.

To qualify for the award, a customer must have shipped a minimum of 600 carloads of hazardous materials within the calendar year without any non-accidental releases of regulated hazardous materials. In total, the 53 winners collectively shipped 144,640 carloads across the CSX network in 2023, underscoring the importance of CSX customers' daily commitment to safety.

CSX recognized Cargill as a standout honoree for achieving 15 consecutive years of excellence. In addition, five-year milestone winners included Arkema Inc., BP, Cornerstone Chemical Co., Dow Chemical, Heritage Environmental Services LLC, Irving Oil, and Methanex Methanol.

“The customers recognized with a CSX Chemical safety Excellence Award represent a wide range of industry segments and product lines,” said Kevin Boone, CSX executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, the public, and the environment is the primary goal of every interaction CSX has with our customers. Collaborative partnerships with these customers greatly reduce risks and exponentially enhance overall safety, allowing us to continue to provide the best service product we can for our customers.”

2023 CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award Winners:

Alpek Polyester USA LLCGreen Plains Inc.PBF Energy LLC
Arkema Inc.Gunvor USA LLCPlains Midstream Canada
Ascend Performance MaterialsHeritage Environmental Services LLCReagent Chemical & Research, Inc.
BASF CorporationHJ Baker Sulphur Inc.Renewable Products Marketing Group
BPICE Service Group Inc.Shell Chemical USA
CargillIneos PhenolShintech
Celanese LTDIneos Styrolution America LLCSouthern States Chemical Inc.
CF IndustriesInternational Chemical Co.Steel Dust Recycling LLC
Chemtrade Logistics Inc.INV Nylon Chemicals Americas LLCSuncor Energy
CHS Inc.Irving OilTarga Resources Inc.
Citgo Petroleum CorporationKemiraThe Andersons Inc.
Cornerstone Chemical CoKoch IndustriesThe Chemours Company LLC
Covestro LLCLyondellBasell IndustriesWestlake Corporation
Crestwood Services LLCMarathon Petroleum LLC 
Dow ChemicalMarkwest Hydrocarbon Inc. 
Eastman ChemicalMesser North America Inc. 
EPICMethanex Methanol 
Evonik Degussa CorporationNutrien 
ExxonMobilOccidental Chemical Corporation 
Gibson Energy LTDOlin ChlorAlkali 

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.


Matthew Korn, CFA, Investor Relations


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