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.

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.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Railhead signs with RailMarketplace

Railhead Corp. announced that it has signed a three-year contract with RailMarketplace, an e-commerce exchange created by BNSF Railway, CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific Railroad.

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:10

Cohn back as chair of sulphur trade group

The Sulphur Institute announced that Jack Cohn, Senior Vice President and Industry Unit Leader at Savage Services Corp., has assumed responsibilities as Chairman of the Washington-based trade organization.

Friday, 06 October 2017 08:56

Heat's on as BrightLine adds new trainset

BrightLine, the privately-funded passenger rail start-up, took delivery of BrightRed, its fifth trainset, and announced a marketing partnership as the official train service of the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:28

WSDOT expands Cascades services

Ahead of the year-end holidays, the Washington State Department of Transportation is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily round-trips between Seattle and Portland.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:17

Cambridge Systematics turns 45

Transit and transportation planning and development consultant Cambridge Systematics is celebrating 45 years as an industry consultant.

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