After years of decreasing traffic in the port of Alcúdia, in 2021 coal is no longer among the goods embarked and/or disembarked in the port.
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has this afternoon selected the bid submitted by Med Sea Yacht Services, SL, as the most advantageous of the ones presented in the public tender to run the Cós Nou dry dock in the Port of Mahon for the next 23 years.
Med Sea Yacht Services will manage a total of 35,000 square metres of public port area, of which 29,000 square metres are land and the rest water. The lease charge plus improvements comes to some €200,000 per year while the operations charge will be 4% of turnover.
The main services to be provided by the dry dock concessionaire will be lifting and launching vessels, their supervision and custody, cleaning hulls and descaling carried out by its own staff, and running the moorings set aside for repairs.
It will also have a fuel supply point, premises and offices for letting to other businesses and a dry marina for around 150 boats no more than ten metres in length. In addition, it will allow owners of vessels up to eight metres long to use the dry dock slipway.
Open dry dock
Med Sea Yacht Services will be required to provide these and other services included in the contract operating on an exclusive basis. However, any APB-authorised company may carry out repair and maintenance work on vessels within the concession, albeit not on an exclusive basis as the concessionaire can also do this type of work. In other words, the concessionaire will only have exclusivity in providing the commercial services covered by the concession contract and maximum tariffs will also be set for these services.