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Global logistics and transportation provider C.H. Robinson receives a 2009 Environmental Award from transportation solutions provider CSX at the second annual CSX Environmental Awards dinner held last week in CSX’s headquarters of Jacksonville, Fla.
The dinner was part of a week-long Earth Day celebration at CSX, a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services.
“CSX has been a leader in promoting the importance of environmental stewardship in freight transportation, and our work with them is making a difference,” said Steve Weiby, VP at C.H. Robinson. “We view sustainability as an overall approach to business that adds value and improves efficiencies. We will continue to invest in the long-term success of our industry and focus on finding ways to help our customers and our industry reduce waste in supply chains.”
CSX specifically noted C.H. Robinson’s commitment to “greening” supply chains by shipping via rail and thereby reducing carbon emissions, decreasing congestion on highways and conserving fossil fuels.
The awards honor CSX customers who led their industry in CO2 emissions avoidance in 2009, demonstrated the greatest improvement in avoided emissions in 2009 vs. 2008, or deserve special recognition for their commitment to sustained supply chain practices through the use of rail or intermodal transportation.
“CSX [supports] C.H. Robinson’s commitment to sustainability,” said Clarence W. Gooden, EVP, sales and marketing, and chief commercial officer at CSX. “And CSX is a part of their green supply chain. A single CSX train can haul a ton of freight more than 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel.”
Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and information services to 35,000 customers through a network of more than 235 offices and approximately 7,200 employees around the world. The company works with 47,000 transportation providers worldwide.