Harry Valentine

Author and Researcher

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.

Carbon-Free Port Service Locomotive Propulsion

By Harry Valentine 04-09-2021 01:36:39

Posted in: Ports

Railway lines extend into many ports internationally while main railway marshalling yards may be located at a distance from quaysi...

Powerful Winds Prompt Cape Town to Consider Moving its Seaport

By Harry Valentine 04-01-2021 02:18:00

Posted in: Ports

During the final week of March 2021, elected municipal officials from the City of Cape Town, South Africa asked the nation’s...

Moving Beyond the Suez Canal Blockage

A severe windstorm that obscured visibility from the ship’s bridge is alleged to have pushed the container ship the Ever Giv...

Construction Company Starts New Container Line for Seaway Ports

By Harry Valentine 03-21-2021 03:11:00

Posted in: Shipping

A family-owned construction company based in Odessa, Ontario plans to introduce twice-weekly ship transportation service betw...

Revisiting Thermal Energy Storage for Vessel Propulsion

By Harry Valentine 03-07-2021 04:25:00

Posted in: Shipping

Developments in the solar thermal power industry and more recently in the nuclear power industry involve thermal storage material...

Mechanical Power Transfer for Wind Turbine Powered Boats

By Harry Valentine 03-05-2021 08:52:00

Posted in: Shipping

Several advances have occurred in mechanical power transfer technology with potential application in wind turbine powered boats, o...

Towing Floating Wind Turbines to Provide Ship Propulsion

By Harry Valentine 03-01-2021 01:48:00

Posted in: Shipping

Advancing technical innovation in wind power conversion has produced turbines capable of delivering 14,000 kW of power output. Ong...

X-Bow Design Could Help Solve Air Draft Challenges for Boxships

By Harry Valentine 02-12-2021 05:00:00

Posted in: Shipping

The X-Bow allows for possible lower level forward placement of the ship’s control-bridge above and immediately behind the bo...

Revisiting Vanadium Flow Batteries for Ship Propulsion

By Harry Valentine 02-07-2021 12:31:00

Posted in: Shipping

In July 2019, Maritime Executive carried a commentary suggesting possible application of vanadium flow batteries for ves...

A Multi-Slat Hydrofoil for Low-Speed Sailing in Heavy Seas

By Harry Valentine 01-31-2021 05:01:00

Posted in: Shipping

Aeronautical hobbyists have built, tested and flown scale model airplanes that use multi-slat aeronautical main wings that provide...

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