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, 07 November 2017 00:00

UCIR welcomes GAF to shipper list

New Columbia, Penn., was the site of a celebration for the Union County Industrial Railroad and GAF Materials Corp., as the latter hosted an inaugural railcar ribbon cutting at its new roofing materials facility along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Monday, 06 November 2017 14:22

Charleston port sets $69.5M crane order

The South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors approved a $69.5-million contract for the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes to serve growing container volumes and larger ships calling the Port of Charleston.

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:50

CP train crews reject new pact

The union representing Canadian Pacific train crews met again with the railroad after membership voted to reject a one-year contract proposal.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:08

Talgo wins overhaul option for Metro

Talgo will get to finish what it started for the Los Angeles Metro fleet.In October the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board at its regular meeting exercised an $18.3-million option for the Spain-based company to overhaul the remaining 36 of 74 Heavy Rail Vehicles (HRVs).

Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:30

Economy spurs record intermodal volume

Following steadily growing weekly volume, intermodal rail traffic reached an all-time high on U.S. carriers in October, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:34

New railcar sales off at builder ARI

Weaker demand and lower lease rates weighed on American Railcar Industries results in the fiscal third quarter, as a challenging market hit sales of new cars.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 14:15

MARTA 'breezes' to cloud with Cubic

Cubic Corp. announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was awarded a $6.5-million contract from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to migrate the Cubic-operated back office system for the Breeze Card to the cloud.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:56

Ag hits Genesee & Wyoming net in 3Q

Regional and short line operator Genesee & Wyoming saw higher revenue in the third quarter, but said weaker than expected earnings fell by 18% on lower agricultural shipments out of the U.S. Midwest.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:40

Extended closure for MBTA Wollaston station

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately 20 months beginning Jan. 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements Project.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:12

VIA Rail expands Toronto-Ottawa service

VIA Rail will be offering 20 weekday departures between Toronto and Ottawa, adding a 10th round-trip to its regional service. A new evening departure from Toronto to Kingston also will be added, along with additional stops in Trenton Junction and Guildwood.

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