A SINK­ING FEEL­ING

CityPress - - Business -

Five lux­ury cruise ships are be­ing bro­ken down for scrap me­tal at the Aliaga ship­break­ing yard in Izmir, Turkey. With the global Covid-19 pan­demic push­ing the multi­bil­lion-dol­lar cruise in­dus­try into cri­sis, some op­er­a­tors have been forced to cut their losses and re­tire ships ear­lier than planned. The cruise in­dus­try has been one of the hard­est hit, with pub­lic con­fi­dence in cruise hol­i­days plum­met­ing af­ter a se­ries of out­breaks on cruise lin­ers as the pan­demic spread. The cri­sis, how­ever, has bol­stered the year’s in­take of ships at the ship re­cy­cling port, with business up 30% on the pre­vi­ous year

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