Norfolk Southern Honors 48 Customers with Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NYSE: NSC) today announced that 48 of its customers have earned the 2021 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely handling products regulated as hazardous materials. Individually, the 43 corporate chemical manufacturers and five plants safely transported or originated 100% of their shipments over Norfolk Southern's rail network without a single incident in 2021. The award comes as the railroad industry highlights Rail Safety Week September 19 – 25.
The Chemical Safety Award celebrates and promotes safe rail-shipping practices. For more than 25 years, Norfolk Southern has recognized chemical manufacturers and plants who safely handle products that are vital to U.S. consumers and businesses, but also are regulated as hazardous materials.
"The winners of the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award differentiated themselves by transporting or originating 100% of their shipments over Norfolk Southern's network in 2021," said Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins. "Transporting hazardous materials requires strong working relationships between Norfolk Southern and our customers, which is why they are at the center of everything we do. Together, we are dedicated to safely transporting the materials that move our nation's economy."
Rail is one of the safest ways to transport hazardous material with more than 99% of carloads reaching their destinations without incident. Typically, these products move in tank cars owned or leased by customers, who are responsible for maintaining the cars and ensuring that they are properly secured for transit. Norfolk Southern transports them as a common carrier under federal law.
Norfolk Southern works closely with customers to enhance the environmental, health, safety, and security performance of chemical transport by rail. Participating in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® Partner Program since 1996, Norfolk Southern observes strict standards to identify, reduce, and manage safety risks in chemical transport.
Norfolk Southern congratulates the following customers for earning the 2021 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Corporate Award:
Cleveland Cliffs Steel LLC
Crestwood Services LLC
Elbow River Marketing Ltd
Equinor Marketing & Trading (U.S.) Inc
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Flint Hills Pine Bend
Hunt Southland Refining Company
The International Group, Inc
Kemira Chemicals Inc
BP Products North America Inc
Bunge North America
Lima Refining Co
Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Marquis Energy LLC
NGL Energy Partners
Norfalco Sales Glencore Canada Corp
Reagent Chemical & Research
Renewable Products Marketing
United Refining Company
Valero Energy Company
Veolia Regeneration Services
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Norfolk Southern also congratulates the following customers for earning the 2021 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Plant Award:
Marathon Petroleum – Canton, OH
Nutrien – White Springs, FL
Delaware City Refining – Delaware City, DE
Toledo Refining Company – Toledo, OH
Poet Biorefining – North Manchester, IL