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Cruise Industry Gives Asia a Wide Berth as it Seeks to Limit Coronavirus Risks

BANGKOK –The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another luxury liner by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry …

Houston Channel Importance Swelled as Oil, Gas Exports Rose

About the photo: A ship is docked on the Houston Ship Channel, part of the Port of Houston. Photographer: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images On a normal day, 42 tankers, 19 freighters, 391 barges, 128 ferries and 2 cruise ships will move …

No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A maze of maritime regulations and fragmented oversight of the cruise industry make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of ships they’re about to board for a vacation. No one entity or country oversees or …