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.


Looking Ahead at Great Lakes Weather Changes

By Harry Valentine 2017-11-19 19:54:53

Climatologists have offered two conflicting long-term forecasts in regard to future rainfall over the watershed region of North America’s Great Lakes and the river that...

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New Sailing Routes for Future Container Mega-Ships

By Harry Valentine 2017-11-13 18:40:29

A recent forecast of future trade suggests that by mid-21st century container ships could carry double the capacity of the largest present day ships. By then, a new...

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Evolving Transportation Niches Between China and Europe

By Harry Valentine 2017-11-11 17:43:05

While mega-ships carry most of the high volume of container trade between China and Europe, carriers using other modes of transport are developing market niches for...


Port Facilities Could Help Canada's Churchill

By Harry Valentine 2017-10-30 20:54:55

As a result of a flood that washed out a remote service railway line, the port town of Churchill on Canada’s Hudson Bay now depends on airplanes to deliver food and...


Transshipment and Domestic Canadian Maritime Regulation

By Harry Valentine 2017-10-08 20:14:15

Canada has some 1,600 pages of maritime regulations that were formulated prior to the construction of the St Lawrence Seaway. Modern container transshipment exposes...

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A Future for Winged Cruise Ships

By Harry Valentine 2017-10-01 20:09:42

The sightseeing segment of the tourism industry could provide a market for a mode of transportation that can travel along scenic coastlines at greater speed than a cruise...


A Mobile Floating Truck Stop on the St Lawrence Seaway

By Harry Valentine 2017-09-28 00:40:40

Ro-ro ships carry trucks and other road vehicles across the Baltic Sea and also across Cook Strait, providing onboard overnight accommodations as well as food services. There...


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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