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, 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.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:37

Logging railroad shut down after 100 years

One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:47

Weekly carloads flatten out

Rail freight flattened out for the week ending Nov. 4, as the Association of American Railroads reported U.S. traffic was 538,739 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.8% compared with the same week in 2016.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:53

Siemens in, Nippon Sharyo out of Caltrans pact

Confirming a change by its contract partner, Caltrans amended its $317-million contract for new passenger cars, replacing Nippon Sharyo with Siemens, which will join with Sumitomo Corp. of America to fulfill the delayed multi-state order. Other details of the order were changed as well.

The United States trails Germany and China in deployment of fiber optic sensors – a key technology for monitoring railroad infrastructure – according to a leading trade organization.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:36

ASLRRA marks fatality-free year for short lines

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry’s 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free.

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