Harry Valentine

Harry Valentine

Mr. Valentine has a degree in mechanical engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada specializing in thermodynamics (energy conversion) and transportation technology. He has worked as a technical journalist for the past 10-years and has more than 2 decades of research in the transportation industry.


Autonomous Winged Boats Could Carry Priority Freight

By Harry Valentine 2017-09-10 18:18:02

While autonomous vehicle control technology is being developed for automobiles and for commercial shipping, it could also enhance the economics of winged boats that carry...

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New Technologies Could Spark New Design Options

By Harry Valentine 2017-09-04 00:48:34

The design and amenities of modern cruise ships evolved from the mega-size passenger liners of a bygone era. They provide services and amenities to all passengers that were...


Using Deep Cold Coastal Seawater for Cooling

By Harry Valentine 2017-08-12 20:30:49

Several coastal cities located in warm climates have a deep seafloor within less than 50 miles of the coastline. This cold seawater offers numerous benefits. The Toronto...

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Carbon Emissions and Raft-Based Ship Designs

By Harry Valentine 2017-07-30 00:05:49

While many countries presently seek to reduce carbon emissions from the maritime sector, that sectors has been steadily reducing carbon emissions per ton-mile for more than a...


New Jersey Versus Nova Scotia

By Harry Valentine 2017-06-29 02:34:04

The size of the population that lives within 100 miles of Port of Newark and is connected to the port via direct highway access and direct railway lines, justifies sailing...

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The Market Potential for a St Lawrence-Max Container Ship

By Harry Valentine 2017-06-18 20:19:07

About a year ago, Montreal maritime officials declared that post-Panamax ships were cleared to sail the St Lawrence River to the Port of Montreal. This vessel class could...


Rail Versus Maritime Along the Silk Road

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-21 00:53:18

While maritime transportation involving either bulk freight or container freight involves lower transportation costs than railway transportation, railways offer faster...


Global Potential for Towing Icebergs

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-14 20:47:08

A recent news story focused on a proposal to tow ice bergs from Antarctica to the Middle East to provide potable water for the drought stricken region. A project of this...


Political Strife Challenges South Africa's Ports

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-11 18:44:17

Recent developments in local politics and the international financial world are likely to have an impact on the future of South Africa’s ports. Privatization is an...


Maritime Alternatives for Drought and Power Outages

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-06 20:28:32

A drama is presently unfolding in the coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa, and maritime technology could offer a solution here and in other cities around the...

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