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.

North Carolina Ports and CSX announced a new daily intermodal service between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte, beginning July 28.

Friday, 21 July 2017 11:37

Union Pacific net up on carload gains

Union Pacific Corp. tallied second quarter 2017 net income of nearly $1.2 billion, up from $1 billion in the year-ago quarter on operating revenue that was 10% higher at $5.3 billion.

Kansas City Southern reported record second quarter 2017 revenues of $656 million, up 15% on-year, as carloads increased 6%.

Friday, 21 July 2017 09:13

MoW union ratifies CP pact

Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) announced they have ratified a new five-year labor agreement.

Intermodal shipments sparked U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 15 as freight totaled 540,005 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8% compared to the prior-year period.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:36

CP earnings hit 2Q record

Canadian Pacific Railway reported record second-quarter earnings on across-the-board improvements and ongoing volume gains through the first half of the year.

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:06

Pacific Harbor Line adds VP Hoye

Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Pacific Harbor Line by parent Anacostia Rail Holdings, effective in early August.

Port of New Orleans President and Chief Executive Brandy Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).

Monday, 17 July 2017 15:45

Knipper joins HNTB in New Orleans

Gay M. Knipper joined HNTB as senior program manager and vice president, specializing in program and construction management. She is based in the firm's New Orleans office and works with clients throughout the country.

Opposition groups from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana in a filing have asked the Surface Transportation Board to reject an application from Great Lakes Basin Transportation to build a rail freight line around Chicago because there is no proof of funding and railroads committed to use the line.

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