The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded a total of €264,826 in incentives to six companies in recognition of their good environmental practices in 2018. In compliance with its environmental policy, the APB has rewarded efforts by companies operating at the general ports of interest that improve their port activity in a bid to enhance environmental protection.
The six companies awarded were Alcudiamar, Port of Alcudia, with a total of €121,930; Compañía Logística Hidrocarburos (CLH) with €18,020 at the Port of Palma, €452 at the Port of Ibiza and €5,460 at the Port of Mahon.
Others included the companies Serveis Marítims Port Eivissa, which manages Marina Ibiza, with €53,511 at the Ibizan port; and Tanit Ibiza, which manages Varadero Ibiza, with €3,302 for its concession at the Port of Ibiza; and Marina Palma Cuarentena with €5,720 for the concession it manages at the Port of Palma.
And lastly, the company Servicios Técnicos Portuarios (STP) with €46,014 and the company INIC Port Mirall de Mar de Mallorca, which manages the Port of Mallorca, with €10,413, both located at the Port of Palma.
The Law on State Ports and the Merchant Navy stipulates that holders of a concession or authorisation that establishes good environmental practices in its management will be awarded a 15% incentive. Therefore, incentives will be awarded for fishing activities and ship repair, conversion or dismantling projects that have an environmental agreement with the port authority and which have a management system in place that has been certified by National Accreditation Entity (ENAC).
The APB's Board of Directors approved the public body's Environmental Policy in 2016 as part of an environmental management system certified by AENOR with the ISO 14001:2015 seal. This environmental commitment covers all activities carried out at the five general ports of interest on the Balearic Islands (Alcudia, Palma, Mahon, Ibiza and la Savina), and is bolstered by ongoing improvements to enhance environmental protection on a day-to-day basis within the scope of port activity.
All information contained in the Sustainability Report can be consulted on the APB website. For more information on the incentives awarded to companies in 2017 in recognition of their good environmental practices, see page 109.