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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 23, 2024 – CSX Corporation (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 LLC
Arkema Inc.
Ascend Performance Materials
BASF Corporation
Celanese LTD
CF Industries
Chemtrade Logistics Inc.
CHS Inc.
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Cornerstone Chemical Co
Covestro LLC
Crestwood Services LLC
Dow Chemical
Eastman Chemical
Evonik Degussa Corporation
Gibson Energy LTD
Green Plains Inc.
Gunvor USA LLC
Heritage Environmental Services LLC
HJ Baker Sulphur Inc.
ICE Service Group Inc.
Ineos Phenol
Ineos Styrolution America LLC
International Chemical Co.
INV Nylon Chemicals Americas LLC
Irving Oil
Koch Industries 
LyondellBasell Industries
Marathon Petroleum LLC
Markwest Hydrocarbon Inc.
Messer North America Inc.
Methanex Methanol
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Olin ChlorAlkali
PBF Energy LLC
Plains Midstream Canada
Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.
Renewable Products Marketing Group
Shell Chemical USA
Southern States Chemical Inc.
Steel Dust Recycling LLC
Suncor Energy
Targa Resources Inc.
The Andersons Inc.
The Chemours Company LLC
Westlake Corporation

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

Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications