The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has set the 1st July each year as the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day. In this first edi
This organisation has begun drawing up the “Port Authority of the Balearic Islands Strategic Plan” for the five ports (Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and la Savina) and maritime signals (34 lighthouses) it manages. The Plan has a timeframe initially estimated at 10 years and can be included in the planning system specified by the State-owned Port System’s Institutional and Strategic Framework.
We are talking about infrastructures which deliver critical services for maritime connections and the supply of the islands. They are also used for significant tourism and socioeconomic operations in sectors such as cruise ships and recreational sailing, including industrial operations (repair and maintenance), and to a lesser extent fishing.
This Plan’s purpose is to set out future strategies for these ports by reconciling the diverse viewpoints in our society which they serve and should continue to serve. To that end, we will take into account all the key socioeconomic, technological, environmental and other factors which may have an impact while always seeking to promote the general interest.
In short, our intention is to improve service quality and efficiency in our ports while maintaining their current self-financing capacity and respecting our valuable environment (both natural and urban) with sufficient foresight to successfully address the challenges of the immediate future.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands is committed to ensuring that drawing up the Plan and implementing it are highly participatory and negotiated processes involving all stakeholders.
Consequently, in this analysis and evaluation stage which lays the groundwork for preparing the Strategic Plan, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands is eager to consider all the ideas and contributions you would like to send us using the questionnaire you will find here.
Many thanks in advance for your input.