Numlock News: July 9, 2020 • Cruise Ships…

By Walt Hickey Ships There are not enough ports in the world for every cruise ship — of which there are about 400 — to dock at the same time, which means that many of the empty vessels are parked in bays and harbors around the world, costing their owners a fortune. Carnival, the largest cruise operator in the world, owns 105 ships now paused around the world: 20 in the Caribbean, 40 in Europe, 35 in Asia and 10 in the Eastern Pacific. The costs are considerable. The vessels are not designed to be turned off, and maintenance and preventative work must keep going to keep the ships afloat.

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