The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has decided to set aside one lane of the seafront promenade in the Port of Palma for pedestrians and outdoor cafés and restaurants, with the dual pu
During the first half of 2008, the major ports managed by the PAB experienced an increase of 13 percent in cruise ship passengers, compared to the same period last year. From 30 January to the 1 June of this year, 506,404 cruisers passed through these Balearic ports, compared to 446,352 recorded the previous year. The Port of Ibiza recorded an increase of 19 percent, with a total of 33,780 passengers, followed by Palma, with an increase of 13 percent and 432,705 passengers, and Mahon, with 39,182 passengers, which was 9 percent more than in the first six months of 2007. On the contrary, the PAB ports registered a drop of 6 percent in passenger traffic of regular lines. In terms of freight traffic, there was an 8 percent decrease in the first half of 2008, with a total of 6,828,897 tonnes.