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Chicago Rail Link Honors Shipping Safety with Donations to Chicago Police and Fire Departments
Posted On: June 15, 2023

OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Awards recognize local rail shippers that have demonstrated spotless rail safety with community donations in their honor

June 15, 2023 – CHICAGO – Chicago Rail Link, LLC. (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX – presented local community donations to Chicago Fire Department’s Gold Badge Society and Chicago Community Policing Office 4th District CAPS at a ceremony honoring CRL’s four recipients of the 2022 OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Award. The annual award recognizes companies that model exemplary rail safety by shipping or receiving loaded cars with no accidental releases during the previous year. 

“The safety of our team, our customers, and the communities we serve is our top priority and the OmniTRAX annual Safe Shipper Awards recognize the spotless safety records of customers that share our relentless commitment to shipping safety,” said OmniTRAX President and Chief Operating Officer Sergio Sabatini. “We are honored to commemorate the 2022 Safe Shipper recipients with donations to Chicago fire and police organizations that keep South Chicago safe.”

The 2022 OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Award recipients for the CRL are AOS, Befesa Zinc, BP North America, and Heniff Transportation Systems. OmniTRAX officials and 2022 honorees were joined by South Chicago civic leaders for the awards ceremony. 

“The Port of Chicago and our commercial district are very important to South Chicago, and we are grateful to Chicago Rail Link and our business partners for investing in our community and maintaining safe operations,” said Chicago’s 10th Ward Alderman Peter Chico.

$1,000 contributions on behalf of each recipient were presented to Chicago Fire Department’s Gold Badge Society and Chicago Community Policing Office 4th District CAPS.  

“The Chicago Fire Department is committed to keeping South Chicago safe and we salute OmniTRAX, Chicago Rail Link and the 2022 Safe Shipper recipients for their commitment to safety and this generous donation,” said Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt.  

Chicago Rail Link provides 72 miles of switching and terminal services in South Chicago, including service to the Port of Chicago and METRA trackage switching to Blue Island yard.

“Just like shipping safety, community safety is a shared commitment as well. The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy is a true community partnership and today’s donation provides essential funding to help us continue to serve South Chicago. We are thankful for the support,” said Commander Keith Milmine, Chicago Community Policing Office 4th District CAPS.  

About OmniTRAX, Inc. 

As one of North America’s largest and fastest growing private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing transportation and supply chain management services to railroad and port companies, to providing intermodal and industrial switching operations to railroads, ports and a diverse group of industrial companies. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at omnitrax.com. 

About The Broe Group 

Founded in 1972, The Broe Group is a private, multi-billion-dollar investment group with diversified holdings in real estate, rail, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, water, healthcare and technology throughout 37 North American states and provinces. Its deep operational knowledge derived from owning and operating multi-billion-dollar businesses and the global economic insights gleaned from serving its vast Fortune 500 clientele are strategic differentiators. The Broe Group’s entrepreneurial focus enables it to find true value wherever it resides. For more information, visit broe.com.