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The President of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, and the Councillor for Tourism, Business and Employment of the Palma City Council, Joana M. Adrover, have this morning presented the Welcome Palma app at the APB headquarters. This is a tool created by the APB in collaboration with the Palma 365 Tourism Foundation and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Servicios Técnicos Portuarios (STP), the company responsible for managing the biggest shipyard in the port of Palma, have held an informative training session this morning on preventative legal steps when working on vessels. This training was aimed at repair and maintenance workers. The session has focused on presenting the latest developments in Health and Safety at work with regard to the coordination of business operations under the Royal Decree 171/2004 of 30 January.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has purchased four hybrid electric vehicles for use by the Port Police in the Port of Palma. In addition, they have put out to tender the purchase of five more vehicles, 100% electric, for the group of ports of general interest which it manages. This step is taken in line with its commitment to the environment and sustainability, which is established in its policy of Social Corporate Responsibility.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has opened a bidding process for the refurbishment and improvement of the outer perimeter of the wharf of the  Botafoc dock in the port of Ibiza. The budget for this tendering stands at €1,140,606.49, including VAT, and the deadline for submitting a bid is 18 February 2019. The company which is awarded the contract will have a maximum of 10 months to execute it.


Today, Jaume Ferrer, president of the Formentera Council, and Joan Gual de Torrella, president of the APB, paid a visit to see the completion of the renovation works on the Mola Lighthouse. The two presidents were also accompanied by Susana Labrador, presidency councillor, Bartomeu Escandell, councillor for tourism, Alejandra Ferrer and Marco Marino, the architect in charge of the works.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded the company, Acciona Construcción, a contract to install floating docks and to reorganise the dock moorings at the Cós Nou wharf at the Port of Mahon, as well as to construct four new public dry-dock ramps. The aim of this work is to increase the number of direct management moorings for vessels up to 8 metres and to improve public access to the sea.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is to extend the promenade of the Port of Alcúdia to the Harbour Station. It will be done by improving the sections of the streets Teodor Canet and Gabriel Roca that are allocated to public port domain. The individual work projects involved will soon be put out to tender with a budget of 880,843.30 euros.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has moved a lens that was located at the Maritime Signalling Exhibition at the PortoPí Lighthouse to a different location due to the improvement works to be undertaken in the exhibition area. The disassembly and assembly works of the lantern have been meticulously carried out by a specialised company.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has installed a new drainage system for rain water in the boatyard and a new drainage system for waste water in the Cos Nou docks of the Port of Mahon. The aim of these is to prevent pollution of the environment due to contaminants being washed away by water.


In yesterday's meeting, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved the public call for tenders for the contract to manage moorings and commercial premises in Botafoc Harbour Station at the Port of Ibiza for a one-year period, extendable for a further 12 months.

This notice of call for tenders will be published soon for the purpose of selecting the most cost-effective proposal for an administrative concession to manage and operate this public domain area at the port covering 97,915 m2 at the north bank of the Port of Ibiza.



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