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Access to Plaza des Martell at the Port of Ibiza has been restricted, limiting its use to pedestrians. The aim of this measure is to protect the public space from possible damage caused by inappropriate use and to preserve pedestrian tranquillity and safety.

The decision was made as a result of verifying, from its launch, a progressive rise in diverse damage sustained, both on pavements and on existing street furniture, among others.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has approved the tender process, including the social clauses of the specifications that were agreed to with the Council of Mahon, relating to the management of the Cós Nou dry dock at the Port of Mahon.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has put two works contracts for the port of Mahon out to tender, which together add up to more than five million euros. One is for the refurbishment of the Levante dock and the other is for the construction of a lift connecting the port to the city.


The Chairman of the Balearic Islands Port Authority, Joan Gual de Torrella, and the Chairman of the Island Council of Formentera, Jaume Ferrer, have formalised this morning the donation of a fire engine to the Formentera Fire Brigade, with a signing ceremony at the Balearic Islands Port Authority central offices in Palma.


The committee of experts has convened today at the headquarters of the Balearic Port Authority (APB). It is tasked with evaluating the candidate teams in order to produce the construction project of the new refurbishment of the Seafront Promenade of Palma. A total of seven proposals were presented based on the preliminary design produced by the Town Hall of Palma to convert the current port road into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard.


During the course of the round table organised at the 2018 Sea Trade Cruise Med fair in Lisbon, the President of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, has backed specialist services by each of the agents who intervene in the cruise tourism sector. In this way, Gual explained that the APB offers a service to shipping companies, and the destination area is responsible for creating and providing a complementary tourist service.


The University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) has completed the fieldwork to study the status of the Posidonia oceanica in the external waters (zone II) of the five ports of general interest managed by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) (Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and la Savina) and is concluding the analysis of the factors that could affect its proper maintenance and the protection of biodiversity.


The presidents of the Port Authorities of Huelva and the Balearic Islands, José Luis Ramos and Joan Gual de Torrella, along with the mayors of Palma and Huelva, Antoni Noguera and Gabriel Cruz, held a meeting at the Port of Huelva facilities in order to learn about and analyse the Port-City model and urban development project implemented by the Port of Huelva along the Ria Promenade in order to apply this model in the capital of Mallorca.

As part of this delegation, a team of experts from both entities participated in the session.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has purchased a total of ten electric scooters for its fleet of vehicles, four of which are for the port police service at the port of Palma, three for the port of Ibiza (one for maintenance purposes and two for the port police), two for the port police at the port of La Savina and, lastly, one unit for the port police at the port of Mahon.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is installing mobile speed detectors in the ports of Ibiza and La Savina to regulate and control the maximum sailing speeds in the waters at these two ports of general interest. The measure was implemented this week and will be tested until mid-October.

Checks are being carried out by Port Police officers on a random basis. The Ibiza and Formentera ports are the first to implement this mobile speed control system, although the APB plans to extend it to the rest of the ports it manages.



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