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.

Monday, 07 August 2017 11:19

Frac sand transload locating on UP line

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure announced a new seven-year contract with an unnamed major customer to handle frac sand unit trains through a transload facility it is developing on the Union Pacific Railroad in Kingfisher, central Oklahoma.

Monday, 07 August 2017 08:34

CSX union tells Harrison: Don't blame us

A CSX transportation union is pushing back against comments by President and Chief Executive Hunter Harrison, who recently blamed employees in part for the railroad’s service problems.

Friday, 04 August 2017 11:38

New power joins NCDOT roster

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and state First Lady Kristin Cooper christened the #1984 “City of Kannapolis” locomotive for use in daily Piedmont passenger service.

Friday, 04 August 2017 00:00

New WA pulp mill rail-served

Construction is slated to start this month on a $184-million wheat straw pulp mill in Southeast Washington state, the first of its kind and the first new pulp facility of any kind in the state in years.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:46

Vertex rings up Tealinc car order

Vertex Railcar Corp. has received an order from lessor Tealinc. for its optimized 2,480cf aggregate hopper car.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:00

Jacobs to buy CH2M for $3.27B

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it would buy rival CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. for $3.27 billion in cash and stock.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:48

October opening for Alberta rail center

Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (AMRT) is developing a strategically located rail logistics center within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:26

R&N handling Ukraine-bound coal

In a development that harks back to the region’s mining roots, Reading & Northern Railroad said it will operate anthracite unit coal trains as part of a major shipment destined for Ukraine.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have “pushed back” against those changes.

Monday, 31 July 2017 10:54

UP salutes Nebraska 150

Union Pacific Railroad’s “Nebraska150 Express” heritage train will tour the state August 4-6, to mark the 150th anniversary of the territory’s entry into the Union.

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