Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global trade. He has extensively reported on manufacturing, retailing, import/export, equity markets and other business subjects for the New York Daily News, the New York Times Co. and Standard & Poor’s. He also worked in a start-up supply chain unit of chemical producer BASF. He began his journalism career writing about sports for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Chirls holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University.

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:39

Intermodal rail up 5.6% in latest week

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 11 was 547,480 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2% compared with the same week in 2016.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Tradepoint Atlantic signs first retail tenant

Tradepoint Atlantic, the 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center near Baltimore, announced that locally-headquartered convenience store chain Royal Farms has signed a long-term lease.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:48

Helmut Schroeder, 78, Railquip founder

Services were held for Helmut Schroeder, 78, founder of Railquip Inc., a supplier of rail and maintenance of way equipment, who died Oct. 30 following an illness.

Union Pacific and Katoen Natie broke ground on a new state-of-the-art plastic packaging facility in Dallas.

Monday, 13 November 2017 14:52

Metra 2018 budget hikes fares, cuts trains

Metra, the commuter rail division of Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority, approved a 2018 budget that raises fares and cuts some trains in a bid to close a $45-million operating deficit.

Monday, 13 November 2017 12:27

Amsted Rail opens transit division

Amsted Rail, the longtime supplier of trucks and related components to the freight rail market, has unveiled Amsted Rail Transit, a broad portfolio of products for the passenger rail sector.

Monday, 13 November 2017 11:40

Savannah to double on-dock rail

The Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal.

Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Heritage loco a CSX gift to Santa Train

While CSX this year has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, it gave the railroad industry a surprise gift for the holidays, rolling out a heritage locomotive to lead its annual Santa Train.

Friday, 10 November 2017 12:09

KCS, UP execs highlight MARS winter meeting

Jose Guillermo Zozaya Delano, President and General Manager, KCS de Mexico, leads a slate of speakers addressing rail freight topics at The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) 2018 Winter Meeting, Jan. 17-18 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, Ill.

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Chicago Transit Authority announced several initiatives to advance its commitment to United States military veterans.

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