The five ports of general interest in the Balearics handled 6.5 million tonnes in the first half of the year, an increase of 10% over the same period in 2020.
In an ordinary session held on 26 May 2021, the Board of Directors of the APB agreed to grant Grimaldi Logística España, S.L. provisional 1-year cargo handling licenses in the ports of Palma, Maó and Eivissa.
On 19 May 2021, the company applied to be able to provide services for the public stowing and unstowing of ships at State ports in the Balearic Islands, which would allow it to operate in the three aforementioned ports.
Additionally, during the course of continuous improvement in the provision of services, it has been considered appropriate to require a commitment by the company to obtain quality and environmental management certificates within a maximum period of one year from the date of entry into force of the licence.
Concerns about staff shortages
On the other hand, at the president's information report, the Board of Directors discussed the worrying situation of the staff of this port authority, as well as that of the rest of the state port system, due to the lack of resolution by the Executive Committee of the Interministerial Remuneration Commission (CECIR) regarding the application of the 2.3% salary update for 2020 and the additional salaries reflected in the certificate of closure of the 3rd Collective Agreement of State Ports and Port Authorities for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
It has also dealt with the worrying situation caused by the insufficient structure and in-house staff due to Government Employment restrictions.