Union Pacific Spotlights Safe Chemical Transportation
Omaha, Neb., June 26, 2017
Union Pacific Railroad recognized 56 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors Union Pacific customers for implementing release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and having zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.
“We are thrilled to recognize customers who share our passion for safely transporting chemicals and eliminating chemical releases,” said Kari Kirchhoefer, Union Pacific’s vice president and general manager – Chemicals. “Our continued collaboration ensures products arrive without incident, protecting the communities and customers we serve.”
The Pinnacle Award program has recognized Union Pacific’s hazardous materials shippers for nearly 20 years. Criteria include safe-loading techniques, shipment securement and zero NARs. NAR is an unintentional hazardous material release during rail transportation not caused by an accident. Hazardous material NARs declined more than 20 percent on Union Pacific’s network from 2015 to 2016. The favorable trend is a result of customers’ intense safety focus and increased inspections and training by Union Pacific’s hazardous materials safety personnel.
Union Pacific serves the large chemical complexes along the Gulf Coast. Pinnacle Award winners based on 2016 shipments are listed below.
|Union Pacific Railroad Pinnacle Award Winners|
|ARLANXEO||Ascend Performance Materials|
|CF Industries Sales, LLC||Chevron Phillips Chemical Company|
|Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC||Cornerstone Chemical Company|
|Covestro, LLC||Crestwood Services, LLC|
|Delek US, Inc./Delek Refining, Ltd.||E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company|
|Enable Midstream, LLC||EnLink Midstream|
|ERCO Worldwide||GT Logistics, LLC|
|HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining, LLC||Indorama Ventures|
|INEOS Oxide||INEOS Styrolution America, LLC|
|Kemira Water Solutions||Kennecott Utah Copper|
|Keyera Energy, Inc.||Koch Fertilizer, LLC|
|Koppers, Inc.||Marathon Petroleum|
|NOVA Chemicals||Occidental Chemical Corporation|
|Old World Industries, LLC||Olin Chlor Alkali|
|Sasol North America||Solvay Chemicals, Inc.|
|Targa Resources||Texmark Chemicals|
|The Chemours Company||The Mosaic Company|
|TPC Group, LLC||Trammo|
|Tronox Alkali||Westlake Chemical|
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