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Harry Valentine

Harry Valentine

harrycv@hotmail.com

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.

rail

Rail Versus Maritime Along the Silk Road

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-21 00:53:18

While maritime transportation involving either bulk freight or container freight involves lower transportation costs than railway transportation, railways offer faster...

iceberg

Global Potential for Towing Icebergs

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-14 20:47:08

A recent news story focused on a proposal to tow ice bergs from Antarctica to the Middle East to provide potable water for the drought stricken region. A project of this...

Durban

Political Strife Challenges South Africa's Ports

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-11 18:44:17

Recent developments in local politics and the international financial world are likely to have an impact on the future of South Africa’s ports. Privatization is an...

drought

Maritime Alternatives for Drought and Power Outages

By Harry Valentine 2017-05-06 20:28:32

A drama is presently unfolding in the coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa, and maritime technology could offer a solution here and in other cities around the...

wing

[Updated] The Option of a Two-Stage Rudder

By Harry Valentine 2017-04-09 21:20:22

Recent German research has applied a well-proven aeronautical wing concept to improve maritime rudder performance. There are other proven aspects of aeronautical wing...

Hyperloop

A Future Transport Scenario for Ports

By Harry Valentine 2017-04-03 21:27:56

The appearance in recent decades of new variations in transportation technology has the potential to influence the design and modification of maritime ports and terminals....

seawater pipes

Using Seawater for Climate Control in Large Buildings

By Harry Valentine 2017-03-26 18:39:29

The designers of the first long-distance trans-oceanic steam-powered ships realized that they could use seawater to condense most of the exhaust steam back into useable...

China

Container Shipping and Asia's Changing Economies

By Harry Valentine 2017-03-12 18:51:35

The viability of the international container ship transportation industry depends on vibrant trade between distant nations, and that trade depends on cost-competitive...

water

Seeking Potable Water from the Sea

By Harry Valentine 2017-03-04 17:42:51

There is much research underway internationally that seeks to reduce the cost of seawater desalination. One interesting alternative is to allow for the development of a...

pipeline

An Oil Transport Option for North America

By Harry Valentine 2017-02-19 18:18:52

The new U.S. President Donald Trump has signed his approval for developing the XL oil pipeline to carry oil from western Canada to the southern U.S. The oil pipeline had been...

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