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CSX Honors 78 Customers With Chemical Safety Excellence Awards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) yesterday announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 78 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

“CSX’s commitment to safety – for our customers, our employees and the communities we serve – is the foundation of the decisions we make every day,” said Skip Elliott, vice president - Public Safety, Health and Environment. “We’re honored to work with customers who share this value as we deliver safe, reliable rail service to move their important products around the country.”

The Chemical Safety Excellence Awards recognize customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to controllable factors such as not securing valves or closures properly. CSX and its customers work together to ensure that hazardous materials are transported safely and employees are properly trained on safe loading and handling procedures.

Many of the recipients are repeat winners, representing a wide variety of industries such as energy, technology and agriculture. This year, CSX recognized a continued commitment to excellence by companies that have been listed for five years (Arizona Chemical Company; Ascend Performance Materials; Aux Sable Liquid Products; Cargill; CHS; Dow Corning; MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc.; Plains Marketing, LP; SABIC Americas, Inc.; U.S. Government; and World Fuel Services) and ten years (Akzo Nobel Chemicals Incorporated and Kemira).

Additional honorees include Air Liquide Industrial US; Americas Styrenics LLC; Arkema Inc.; ASHTA Chemicals Inc.; AVENTINE; Axiall Corporation; BASF; BP Products North America; Bunge Limited; Cardinal Ethanol LLC; Celanese; Centennial Energy LLC; Chemtrade; Covestro; Crestwood Services LLC; Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc.; Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Eighty-Eight Oil LLC; EnLink Midstream Operating, LP; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; ExxonMobil Chemical Co; Fibrant, LLC; Freepoint Commodities LLC; Gibson Energy; Global Partners LP; Green Plains Renewable Energy; Hess Corporation; Horsehead Corp; Huntsman International LLC; Husky Energy; INEOS Phenol; INVISTA S.a r.l.; Keyera Energy LP; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP; Koppers; Lanxess; Linde LLC; Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC; Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc.; MHF Services; Monument Chemical; Murex N.A., Ltd.; Musket Corporation; Nan Ya Plastics Corp; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; NorFalco Sales Inc; Nova Chemicals Inc.; Nucor Steel Corporation; Olin Corporation; Oxbow Calcining International LLC; PBF Energy Company LLC; Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Phillips 66; POET Ethanol Products; Praxair Inc; PVS Chemicals, Inc; Shell Chemicals; Shintech Inc; Statoil North America, Inc.; Styrolution America LLC; Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.; Targa Resources Partners LP; The Chemours Company FC LLC; Tristream East Texas LLC; and United Refining Company.

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 more than 190 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 small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

Contact: Melanie Cost (904) 359-1702

Source: CSX