NS Salutes 60 Chemical Shippers for Safety

Sixty chemical of Norfolk Southern’s chemical customers have been awarded the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for 2015.

In a news release, NS said the firms safely transported over NS rail lines 224,660 carloads of chemical product that the federal government classifies as hazardous.

NS logo 2 “We congratulate these valued business partners for their industry-leading safety performance,” said Alan Shaw, NS executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Through their commitment to safe shipping practices, they ensure the well-being of rail and chemical industry employees, the communities that our companies serve, and the environment. They help us demonstrate daily to our stakeholders that rail is the safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly choice to ship chemical products.”

NS said that in 2015, 55 companies shipping 213,150 carloads and five plants handling 11,510 carloads achieved the standard for safe shipping.

Primary shipped in customer-owned or leased tank cars, the products include crude oil, ethanol, fertilizers, and industrial chemicals.

NS said that it works with its chemical customers to provide safety training.

Among the companies that won the award that have facilities in Ohio were ArcelorMittal USA, Lima Refining (Husky), Marathon Petroleum, Midwest Terminals of Toledo, and Nucor.


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