BNSF Listed Among "Green Supply Chain Partners"

Jul 23, 2013 12:30 PM ET
BNSF was recently listed among Inbound Logistics magazine's top 75 "Green Supply Chain Partners" for this year.

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BNSF Railway was recently listed among Inbound Logistics magazine's top 75 "Green Supply Chain Partners" for this year. The magazine recognized BNSF’s for its plans to test the use of natural gas as fuel in locomotives. Later this year, BNSF will begin testing the feasibility of using natural gas to fuel locomotives.  BNSF has made a substantial investment in the acquisition of 3,000 locomotives since the year 2000 and has remanufactured more than 2,400 locomotives, making it one of the newest and most environmentally efficient fleets in North America.  The railroad has also equipped over 90 percent of its locomotives with idle-control mechanisms that save fuel and reduce emissions by automatically shutting down locomotives that are not in use.

For the fifth year in a row, BNSF provided its intermodal, automotive, industrial products and agricultural products customers with customized letters that analyzed their total rail carbon footprint savings compared to movement of those shipments exclusively over the highway.

BNSF customers continue to make significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions shipping their freight by rail instead of entirely over the road. In 2012, BNSF customers again reduced their carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) by more than 30 million metric tons. That is equivalent to eliminating the consumption and resultant emissions from more than three billion gallons of diesel fuel, or six million passenger vehicles.

About BNSF

BNSF Railway is one of North America's leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF's shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at