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, 17 October 2017 10:56

L&W offers crossing conversion bracket

L&W Industries, based in Springfield, Mo., has developed a patent-pending Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket that improves safety and reduces the maintenance costs of railway crossings.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:03

CSX profit up 1% in 3Q

CSX Corp. on Oct. 17 reported third-quarter 2017 net earnings of $459 million, or 51 cents per share, up from $455 million, or 48 cents per share, in the same period last year. Excluding a $1 million restructuring charge, adjusted earnings per share remain at 51 cents.

The Port of Savannah moved more than one million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, as traffic increased by 5.8% or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17.

Monday, 16 October 2017 09:13

Santana to lead GE Transportation

General Electric announced that Rafael Santana, president and Chief Executive of GE Latin America, has been named president and CEO of GE Transportation, effective November 1.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:55

SMART offers free service during wildfires

As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who need transportation options.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:59

Caltrans releases draft state rail plan

Caltrans released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network, for new and better rail transportation, and multimodal and community connections in the state for the next 20 years and beyond.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Double-digits for intermodal traffic

The Association of American Railroads said total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7 was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3% compared with the same week in 2016. Traffic included 269,336 carloads, up 2%, while intermodal volume was 285,490 containers and trailers, up 10.8%.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

New railcar coatings from AkzoNobel

Chemical maker AkzoNobel announced that it has received approval from the Food & Drug Administration for one of two new high performance chemical-resistant linings for tank and hopper cars.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:39

GE Transportation's Miller appointed CFO

Amid a tumbling stock price and accelerated cost-cutting, General Electric has named Jamie Miller, President and CEO of locomotive manufacturer GE Transportation, as Chief Financial Officer. Miller succeeds Jeffrey S. Bornstein, who also served as Vice Chair. He will depart GE as of Dec. 31 after 28 years at the company.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:46

CP, G&W in Ohio intermodal pact

Canadian Pacific Railway announced a new partnership with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Bluegrass Farms of Ohio that will open up the Ohio Valley to CP intermodal customers and further extend its reach into key North American heartland markets.

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