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Today, together with the Office of the Vice-President of the Government and the General Secretariat of Science and Innovation of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Competitiveness, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands signed the protocol aimed at promoting the project to build the polo marino [marine hub] at the Old Harbour of the Port of Palma.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has installed a trap to reduce the impact of carbon and dust particle emissions in the facilities at the port of Alcudia, by means of the company Transportes Marítimos de Alcudia, responsible for unloading this solid fuel at the port in Mallorca. The works carried out entailed an investment of €294,115.83 incl. VAT and provided work for around ten people over five months.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) have approved an agreement between the port authority and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) for the construction of the headquarters of the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands in the Old Harbour of the port of Palma. The land at the chosen site is currently occupied by what was the Commissary of the Naval Sector, and has been in disuse for several years now.


Between 28 and 30 April, the lighthouses of Cala Figuera, Cap Gros, Cap Blanc and Portopí have been visited during the 7th Meeting of Lighthouse Keepers, Family and Friends. This singular event, promoted by the Center d'Estudis Tossencs (Tossa de Mar, Catalonia), is now in its 7th year, and chose Mallorca for its 2018 edition.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) today decided to choose the company Marina Asmen SL as the most advantageous tender in order to manage the moorings and repair shop at the Poniente Dock in the Port of Mahon by means of a temporary administrative authorisation lasting two years.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) rejected today the request filed by the company Puerto Deportivo Botafoch, SL to extend the term and prolong the administrative concession that Marina Botafoch has at the Port of Ibiza.

The APB has deemed that the actions proposed by the applicant are not in the public interest, and this opinion is also shared by the other public administrations involved.


The exhibition of the 8th Painting and Photography Contest of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) continues its journey through the Balearic Islands and is set up in the lighthouse of Ses Coves Blanques, in Sant Antoni de Portmany (Ibiza). From today, the APB will exhibit the winning art pieces and those submitted by participants in the Painting and Photography Contest on Ibiza and Formentera. The contest, now in its eighth edition, receives a high level of interest, with over 300 pieces entered from all of the islands.


The president of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, has sent a letter to the president of the Balearic Group of Ornithology (GOB), Andreu Corberà, requesting access to their environmental impact studies of cruise ships. The APB intends to use this unknown data and incorporate it, where possible, into the conclusions of several studies that the Authority currently has underway.


Yesterday, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) put the new Harbour Station No. 6, located on the platform attached to the western dock at the Port of Palma, into operation. The new infrastructure has replaced the previous provisional canopy, the size of which was insufficient to meet quality and good service guarantees for cruise ships of over 300 metres in length.



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