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.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:56

Intermodal climbs higher in weekly carloads

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 18 of 554,066 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2%, compared with the same week in 2016.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

DOT tabs Batory as rail advisor

With his nomination as Federal Railroad Administrator awaiting Senate confirmation, Ronald L. Batory has been named as a special assistant on railroad matters to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:49

Progress Rail to acquire Downer of Australia

Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Caltrax chooses RailcarRx software

Caltrax is the latest railcar repair shop to switch to RailcarRx Repair Management System (RMS), for cloud-based RMS to manage its daily railcar repair operations.

Monday, 20 November 2017 14:55

MBTA selects Green Line extension contractor

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension project team held a "price opening" to choose the design-build team to carry out the Green Line Extension's design and construction work.

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00

Gehl appointed to NRC Board

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced the appointment of Russ Gehl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Maintenance of Way), at Holland, to its Board of Directors.

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00

Siemens LRVs enter Muni service

Siemens, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency, and city officials celebrated the first Siemens-built light rail vehicle entering revenue service.

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.

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