CSX Corporation has recognized the sustainability achievements of 13 rail customers by naming them 2023 CSX Customer Environmental Excellence Award winners. In the second year of the annual awards program, CSX chose winners in two categories: highway-to-rail conversions and innovation.
Customers who choose rail over truck transportation can typically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% to 80%. A typical CSX freight train can carry the cargo load of 280 trucks and is three to four times more fuel-efficient than highway transportation. CSX recently launched an enhanced carbon calculator that allows companies to determine emissions savings on specific shipments and gain insight into maximizing supply chain sustainability.
The 2023 CSX Customer Environmental Excellence Award winners include companies whose highway-to-rail conversions resulted in substantial emissions savings during the previous year. In addition, innovation awards were presented to customers who demonstrated the greatest environmental ingenuity through their transportation initiatives. Among those receiving awards are:
Highway-to-rail Conversion Awards
- National Cement
- Sylvamo North America
- USG Corporation (United States Gypsum)
- Georgia-Pacific, for its announced Dixie Paper manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee.
- Nucor, for its announced sheet mill plant in Apple Grove, West Virginia.
-via Press Release