Canadian Pacific yesterday recognized 51 shippers with its annual Safe Shipper Award for safely transporting hazardous materials by rail in 2020. Companies receiving the Safe Shipper Award transported at least 500 carloads of hazardous materials (non-intermodal) in 2020 with zero non-accidental release (NAR) incidents, CP officials said in a press release. A hazardous materials NAR is the unintentional release of a hazardous material while in railroad possession that is not caused by a derailment, collision or other rail-related accident. "CP's customers play a critical role in safely shipping essential products on our rail network. Encouraging and rewarding safe behavior across every aspect of our business helps to protect our employees and our communities," said Colby Bullard, CP's vice president of marketing and sales, energy, merchandise, intermodal and automotive. Visit cpr.ca to view the 2020 winners of CP's Safe Shipper Award.
CSX yesterday recognized 71 customers with the Class I's annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
Representing a wide range of industry segments — including chemicals, biofuels, waste and fertilizers — the award winners shipped a combined 238,000 carloads of hazard materials on the CSX network in 2020 without a non-accidental release due to controllable factors, according to a news release
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Kansas City Southern yesterday announced that Sameh Fahmy, executive vice president of precision scheduled railroading, will leave the company by the end of the year.
During his tenure at the railroad, which began in January 2019, Fahmy led the company through its transformational implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR), KCS officials said in a news release.