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.

Competing High-Speed Catamaran Electric Ferries

By Harry Valentine 01-22-2021 03:38:00

Posted in: Shipping

The combination of advances in boat hull design, hydrofoil design and electric storage technology has prompted research into high-...

Increasing Future Container Transfer at the Port of Halifax

By Harry Valentine 01-17-2021 11:39:00

Posted in: Ports

The rebuilding of the Panama Canal to transit larger container ships prompted port developers to consider building container trans...

Future Hydrofoil Development and the Aeronautical Fan-Wing

By Harry Valentine 12-18-2020 03:15:00

Posted in: Shipping

Several years ago, an aeronautical designer installed an aeronautical version of a paddlewheel into model airplane wings, to achie...

Managing Warming Waters on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The binational governing body that oversees the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, the International Joint Commission (IJC) rece...

Prospects for Automation in Inland Waterway Transport

By Harry Valentine 12-08-2020 08:38:00

Posted in: Shipping

Much research and development is currently underway involving automation in the transportation industries and including in contain...

Mining Equipment Could Inspire New Methods for Cargo Handling

By Harry Valentine 11-29-2020 04:31:42

Posted in: Ports

Vehicles used at maritime ports to move containers and bulk cargo might seem to have little in common with mining trucks. However,...

Typhoon Wind Turbines and Maritime Propulsion

Beginning over a decade ago in response to powerful winds destroying wind turbines, Japanese researchers began developing wind tur...

Renewed Prospects for an India – Europe Railway Line

By Harry Valentine 11-12-2020 05:15:37

Posted in: Ports

The election of Mr. Biden to the office of US President signals possible changes in American foreign policy that could extend to a...

Harnessing the Current to Power Winch Boats

By Harry Valentine 11-03-2020 06:23:38

Posted in: Shipping

Traditional emissions-free boat racing has involved oars and sails. More recently, riders aboard pedal-powered hydrofoil boats com...

A New Option for Efficient Low-Speed Propulsion

By Harry Valentine 10-25-2020 11:56:00

Posted in: Shipping

Factors such as rotational speed and the volume flowrate of the water stream compared to sailing speed determine propulsive effici...

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