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.

At Norfolk Southern, Carter had to overcome the challenge of working in an industry that has been dominated for years by men.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:32

Panel rejects Vancouver crude-by-rail terminal

A proposal to build a crude-by-rail transload terminal at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., was unanimously rejected Tuesday by a state energy panel, the latest setback for energy-related rail development in the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:10

Women in Rail 2017 – Caroline Decker, Amtrak

Decker, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, leads her team with great care, balancing multiple stakeholders and priorities against limited resources with professionalism and authenticity. All who work with her value her discipline and clarity of thought, which are apparent in everything she does. She is vital to many aspects of what Amtrak accomplishes.

Chin has worked in program and project management at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more than 25 years. During that time, she was and continues to be instrumental in deploying new technology systems to provide better service delivery, customer service and operational safety.

Recognized for her integrity, core leadership skills and hands-on approach, since taking the reins at L&W as president in 2012 Carr has driven the company to annual double-digit revenue growth, maintained profitability, and increased the range of high quality signal products and services to its customers.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:16

Vote on Vancouver crude-by-rail project

The state of Washington today could help decide the fate of a crude-by-rail export terminal proposed for the city of Vancouver.

Monday, 27 November 2017 14:40

Four new cranes boost Savannah lift

Georgia bid up the competitive balance among East Coast container ports as it took delivery of four Neo-Panamax cranes at the Port of Savannah, already the largest U.S. container facility.

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.

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