Harry Valentine

Author and Researcher

Harry Valentine

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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.

Engines Driven by Sound Waves for Bottom-Cycle Maritime Application

Published Jan 29, 2023 7:55 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

Thermoacoustic engines are based on tubes that convert heat into resonant sound waves, which in turn drive pistons inside cylinder...

New Technology Could Advance Maritime Wind Propulsion

Published Nov 13, 2022 2:08 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

During the 1980’s, University of Michigan professor of business Dr. C. K. Prahalad’s treatise entitled “Competin...

Theories of Giant Waves that Suddenly Appear and Vanish 

Published Aug 19, 2022 10:33 AM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Environment

Maritime folklore tells stories of giant waves that suddenly appear on the ocean and disappear just as quickly. While many people...

The Evolving Environmental Case for Ground-Effect Transportation

Published Jul 20, 2022 9:56 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Environment

Researchers have raised concern over the impact over commercial airplane exhaust emissions, which cause a noticeable increase in c...

The Promise of Container Transshipment at Eastern Canadian Ports

Published Jun 27, 2022 10:42 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Ports

There was once great promise to develop international container transshipment between mega-sized ocean-going ships and smaller dom...

Expanding Container Shipping Along the Great Lakes and Seaway

Published May 22, 2022 1:09 AM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

The rise in fuel prices has prompted renewed interest in expanding container shipping at America’s Great Lakes ports, like D...

Port of Saldanha Bay Could Boost South Africa's Container Capacity

Published May 8, 2022 1:27 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Ports

Plans are underway in South Africa to develop an international business zone at the deep draft Port of Saldanha Bay, located 65 mi...

Funding America’s Inland Waterway System During the Green Transition

Published Mar 23, 2022 9:55 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Government

At present, taxes from diesel fuel consumed by towboats that push and navigate barge tows provides the basis of funding that susta...

New Orleans Startup Seeks to Develop Swappable-Battery Electric Ships

Published Mar 14, 2022 11:49 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Environment

A duo of graduates from the US Merchant Marine Academy have started a company called Fleetzero, which plans to build battery-elect...

Containerized Aluminum-Air Batteries Could Power Coastal Vessels

Published Feb 21, 2022 2:05 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Environment

During February 2022, the price of a metric ton of lithium carbonate salts briefly went over $69,000, up from $9,600 a year earlie...

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