Concerns are being raised in Saint John
Concerns are being raised in Saint John about a slump in cruise ship traffic this summer and a further decline next year. Port officials say there are a number of factors contributing to the decline, including tougher air pollution standards for the shipping industry.
The Carnival Glory has made nine stops in Saint John this year and is the only cruise ship to visit the city so far this season. The ship is a regular caller to Maritime ports, but it's not coming back to the region next year. The decision was made more than a year ago when cruise lines got a first look at new emission regulations.
The new regulations will apply to all ships, not just cruise ships, and while it appears there will be a reduction in the number of cruise ship visits to Saint John because of the new regulations, the port says the impact will be minimal over the long term.
Learn more by reading the article in Atlantic CTV News - Tough Air Pollution standards blamed for declining cruise ship traffic