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.

Tehran, Iran

Sanctions on Iran May Foster Alternative Trade Routes

By Harry Valentine 2018-05-20 23:21:24

While American President Donald Trump has canceled the Iran nuclear agreement and imposed economic sanctions on that nation, several European and Asian nations have announced that they will disregard the sanctions. Several ship transport companies that also sail to American...

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Sault Ste Marie

Market Potential for Ferry Service on Lake Superior

By Harry Valentine 2018-05-17 19:00:18

The market for seasonal ferry services that operate on North America’s Upper Great Lakes involves shorter travel distance than road transportation. A mega-size Ro-Ro ferry could operate voyages of 380 kilometers (235 miles) on the Canadian side of Lake Superior...

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Isle of Wight

Rising Sea Levels and Alternative Strategies

By Harry Valentine 2018-05-06 19:45:50

Several regions internationally that include the low lying Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Laccadive Islands and even the coastal region of Norfolk, Virginia in the U.S. have reported recent occurrences of rising sea levels and coastal flooding involving seawater. While slow...

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Competition Increases in Maritime Battery Technology

By Harry Valentine 2018-04-28 20:08:55

There are geographic locations where fuel oil prices are high and electric power prices comparatively low. Such locations enhance the business case to operate electric propulsion along inland waterways and coastal services. New battery technologies include carbon-foam sulfuric acid technology,...

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Mayan building

Mayan Engineering Could Help Today's Flooded Waterways

By Harry Valentine 2018-04-22 20:07:23

Seasonal flooding has on occasion suspended maritime transportation along inland waterways. However, over 1,000 years ago, the engineers of the Mayan Empire devised a method that was implemented at higher elevations that reduced flooding at lower elevations. Introduction While Swiss...

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Mackenzie, Canada

Evaluating an Arctic Grain Terminal on the Beaufort Sea

By Harry Valentine 2018-04-19 04:28:58

While Canada exports a substantial volume of agricultural produce through their Pacific Coast ports, the railways are back logged carrying mainly grain from the Prairie agricultural region to Pacific Ports. There is the option of an additional terminal in the...

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Port of Montreal

Expanding Barge Transportation along the Lower St Lawrence River

By Harry Valentine 2018-04-04 22:18:19

Barge trains have historically sailed along America’s Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and Europe’s Danube River. A development in Canada could introduce barge train operation along the Lower St Lawrence River, with the Port of Montreal as the western terminus. The...

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Suez Canal

The Strategic Importance of Alternate Container Transit Routes

By Harry Valentine 2018-03-31 19:55:34

Emerging future weather patterns have the potential to affect northern shipping between the Bering Strait and Atlantic Ocean as well as future rainfall in Central America, where the viable operation of the Panama Canal depends on reliable rainfall in a...

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Evolving International Container Markets Follow U.S. Lead

By Harry Valentine 2018-03-15 01:08:37

Two distinct markets are evolving in international container transportation with one market seeking faster delivery despite having to pay premium prices and a second market that is willing to delay delivery in exchange for lower transportation costs. Investment and Market...

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containers

Canada Could Boost Arctic Container Shipping

By Harry Valentine 2018-03-08 20:37:47

Efficient operations at Canada’s Pacific coast container ports combined with efficient trans-continental railway services have resulted in these ports approaching peak operational capacity. The situation increases the possibility of using Canada’s Arctic channel to transfer some container transfer operations to...

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