JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation (CSXT)
today announced the winners of its first-annual Environmental Awards
recognizing customers that have reduced their carbon emissions on the freight
they ship by relying on CSX Transportation.
CSXT is recognizing 19 customers who, together in 2008 avoided over 1.2
million tons of carbon emissions by shipping with CSXT versus the highway
alternative. These customers are being recognized because they led their
respective industry in using CSXT to improve emissions efficiency in 2008
compared to 2007 or they led their industry using CSXT to reduce their freight
emissions. In addition, by choosing to ship via rail CSXT customers also help
alleviate congestion on the roads and conserve fossil fuels.
The honorees, composed of both large and small businesses, represent a
diverse cross-section of CSXT's customers. The awards will be presented at a
dinner in Jacksonville on April 23, 2009. Speakers will include Clarence W.
Gooden, Executive Vice President-Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial
Officer, CSX, and Louis E. Renjel, Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure
"By honoring our customers with this award, we want to recognize the
significant environmental benefit they provide to all of us in choosing to
ship by rail," said Michael J. Ward, Chairman and CEO, CSX. "Not only are
their shipping practices good business, they're contributing substantially to
a cleaner environment."
This year's honorees include: American Rock Salt LLC; Archer Daniels
Midland Co.; Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc.; EnviroSolutions Inc.; Exxon
Mobil Co.; GE Energy; General Motors Corp.; International Commodities and
Export Corp (ICEC); International Paper Co. Mosaic Fertilizer LLC; Norbord
Industries, Inc.; Nucor Corporation; Poet Ethanol Products; Railex, LLC;
Republic Services Inc.; Solvay Chemicals Inc.; Subaru of America Inc.;
Tropicana Products Inc.; and Tube City IMS LLC.
CSXT will recognize these companies during its week-long celebration of
Earth Day which includes programs across its rail network that emphasize the
company's commitment to help preserve and protect the environment. CSXT's
environmental stewardship and leadership extends across virtually all of its
operations. The company is a member of the EPA's Climate Leaders program
through which the company has committed to reducing its emissions and
leveraging other means for environmental benefits. CSXT is also an
award-winning and charter member of the EPA SmartWay Transportation
Partnership, designed to promote voluntary reductions in fuel consumption and
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a leading transportation
company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The
company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles with service
to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than
70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its
subsidiaries is available at the Company's web site, www.csx.com.
SOURCE CSX Transportation
Garrick Francis, Corporate Communications
Web Site: http://www.csx.com