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.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:35

Kawasaki gets $1.4B MTA subway car order

New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to spend more than $1.4 billion to purchase 535 new subway cars to replace the oldest cars operating on its lettered lines.

Monday, 22 January 2018 16:26

TPSC founder Winzen dies

Walter J. Winzen, founder and chief executive of Transportation Products Sales Company (TPSC) died at home Jan. 19 of heart failure.

Harsco Rail has announced the promotion of Allen Branham to vice president of its North America Sales and Global Contracting Services division.

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:19

Warner heading WSP NWP district

David Warner has been named Northwest Pacific district manager, Seattle office area manager and vice president of WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:03

Record quarter for Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern reported record fourth quarter 2017 revenues of $660 million, an increase of 10% from fourth quarter 2016. Overall, carload volumes increased 5% compared to the prior year, also a fourth-quarter record.

Friday, 19 January 2018 13:05

CP sees best-ever Q4

Canadian Pacific Railway had its best-ever fourth quarter, with revenues up 5% to $1.71 billion and an operating ratio of 56.1 for the October-December 2017 period. The Calgary-based company said earnings per share increased 159% to $6.77, which included an income tax recovery of $527 million, primarily as a result of U.S. tax reform net of Canadian provincial tax rate increases. Adjusted diluted earnings rose 6% to a new quarterly record of $3.22.

Container volume grew 9% in 2017 for the South Carolina Ports Authority, with a record-setting 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) handled during the year.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 08:54

For Cali HSR: New CEO, $2.8B in cost overruns

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Jan. 17 named Brian P. Kelly as its new chief executive officer, the same day it received a new report that found delays and higher-than-expected costs would inflate the price of the project by $2.8 billion.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:33

CM&Q strengthens operations team

The Central Maine & Québec Railway has named Chad Mowery as Vice President Operations, a promotion that was effective Jan. 1, and J. Wesley Logan as General Manager Operations, effective Jan. 15.

Railroads are seeing the benefits of surging energy shipments to Mexico from the United States, as fuel exports have increased by 40% in the past two years.

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