The ports of Eivissa and Formentera today, Friday 8 October, hosted the annual meeting of the 10th Master's Degree in Port Management and Planning and Intermodality of Puertos del Estado.
The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has new vehicle scales in the port of Palma. The new system enables automated weighing that is controlled from the APB security gates at the entrances to the different restricted areas.
Since 2015, Palma's port facilities have had a weighing scale that can be used in both directions on the commercial docks, two scales (one inbound and one outbound) on the Poniente wharf, and another one on the Dique del Oeste (West dock).
In its effort to modernise and implement state-of-the-art technology, the APB has welcomed the request for these functions, which include unattended terminals that allow drivers themselves to carry out the weighing. Therefore, this investment means that the drivers themselves will carry out the weighing, after prior authorisation.
The price of the construction contract, awarded to Distribución de Registros de Control SL, was €99,547 and had a duration of 10 months.
The scales are intended to speed up control of the removal of waste from ships and of goods for maritime transport, and to facilitate the control of any other type of check that may be necessary due to port operations or not, such as the unloading of bulk solids, the control of construction work material, etc.
These include the weighing of waste from ships, MARPOL waste, enabling control and quantification of the kilos of waste unloaded during the stopover of ships. The aim is to simplify and streamline the process in order to improve operational efficiency.