Union Pacific Spotlights Safe Chemical Transportation

Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

Union PacificUnion 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
Afton Chemical Agrium
AkzoNobel Alon Asphalt
ARLANXEO Ascend Performance Materials
Canexus Cenovus Energy
CF Industries Sales, LLC Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
CITGO Petroleum Clariant
Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC Cornerstone Chemical Company
Covestro, LLC Crestwood Services, LLC
Cyanco Dakota Gasification
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
Interoceanic Corporation INVISTA
Kemira Water Solutions Kennecott Utah Copper
Keyera Energy, Inc. Koch Fertilizer, LLC
Koppers, Inc. Marathon Petroleum
MarkWest Energy Methanex
MGP Ingredients Monsanto
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


Source:- Union Pacific


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