CSX is a major transportation service provider to the North American chemical, plastic, and petroleum industries. We serve hundreds of chemical consumers, plastics converters, glass manufacturing plants, chemical plants and refineries.
Our team works with dozens of customers to move hundreds of distinct products under the “chemicals” umbrella, including:
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Purified Terepthalic Acid (PTA)
Monoethylene Glycol (MEG)
Purified Isopthalic Acid
Pulp and Paper Mill
Soda Ash and Industrial Sand for Glass Manufacturing
Chemicals shipments primarily move in CSX’s single-car merchandise network. A large portion of the traffic originates on western railroads, due to the significant concentration of chemical production located in the Gulf states, with CSX mainly serving the chemical receiver market in the Eastern United States.
In addition to operating a network that gives you prime access to chemical receivers, we also provide the most comprehensive access to bulk rail-to-truck transloading sites in North America through our TRANSFLO subsidiary. TRANSFLO helps you leverage the economic and productivity benefits of bulk transloading to reach customers that are not directly served by rail or that lack the volume density to justify rail carloads.
Learn more about our services for chemical customers, or contact us to discuss your transportation needs.