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.

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...

As Price of Li-Ion Batteries Rises, Shipping Has Other Green Options

Published Feb 13, 2022 2:49 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

During early January 2021, lithium salt from Australian mines brought a market price of just under $9,600 per metric ton. A year l...

New Options to Stop LA's Intermodal Rail Theft Problem

Published Jan 24, 2022 10:08 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

During mid-January, news reports from Los Angeles exposed the ongoing problem of theft from shipping containers carried aboard slo...

How Tilt-Rotors Could Boost the Utility of Wing-in-Ground Craft

Published Dec 12, 2021 8:17 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

Several national defense departments operate military airplanes that combine fast efficient flight with the ability to touch down...

Storm Clouds Over Ukraine Threaten the Prospects of the Eurasian Canal

Published Dec 8, 2021 9:36 PM by Harry Valentine

Posted in: Shipping

As Russia weighs the possibility of invading Ukraine, it may be jeopardizing a maritime project which would benefit all of the reg...

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