Norfolk Southern Honors Chemical Companies’ Safe Shipping Practices

April 18, 2017
Norfolk Southern awards chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices.

Norfolk Southern awards its 2016 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 55 chemical companies, recognizing their safe handling of rail-shipped product regulated as hazardous material. The companies safely shipped 208,503 carloads of chemical products over the railroad's network during 2016, according to Norfolk Southern.

Norfolk Southern created the annual safety award in 1996 to recognize chemical manufacturers and plants that ship at least 1,000 carloads of hazardous products over the railroad without a single incident during the year. Fifty-two corporations and three plants reportedly achieved the standard for 2016. The products are shipped primarily in tank cars that customers own and maintain or lease.

Norfolk Southern voluntarily participates in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Partner Program, meeting strict standards to identify, reduce and manage process risks from the environmental, health, safety and security perspectives, according to the company.

Companies earning the 2016 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award are:

Altivia Petrochemicals; Apex Terminal; ArcelorMittal USA; Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Ill., plant; Ascend Performance Materials LLC; BP Products North America Inc.; Buckeye Partners L.P.; Cargill Inc.; Chemtrade Logistics Inc.; CHS Inc.; Covestro LLC; Crestwood Equity Partners LP; Delaware City Refining LLC, Reybold, Del., plant; Elbow River Marketing Ltd.; ERCO Worldwide; ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Flint Hill Resources LP; Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A.; Green Plains Inc.; Horsehead Corporation; Hunt Refining Co. Inc.; INVISTA S.à r.l; Imperial Oil Limited; Irving Oil; Kemira Chemicals Inc.; Kemira Water Solutions Inc.; Lima Refining Company (Husky); Linde LLC; Marathon Petroleum Co. LP; Marquis Energy LLC; Midwest Terminals of Toledo; NGL Energy Partners LP; Norfalco Sales, Glencore Canada Corporation; NOVA Chemicals Corporation; Nucor Corp.; Olin Corporation; One Earth Energy LLC; Pacific Ethanol Pekin; Paulsboro Refining Company, Paulsboro, N.J., plant; Phillips 66; Plains Midstream Canada ULC; Plains Marketing Van Hook Crude Terminal; Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan; Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.; Shintech Inc.; Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC; Sunbelt Chlor Alkali Partnership; Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals; The Chemours Company FC LLC; The Dow Chemical Company; The International Group Inc.; TransMontaigne Product Services Inc.; United Refining Company; Valero Energy Corporation; and Vopak Terminal Savannah.

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