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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has joined the initiative promoted by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and has pledged to sound the horns of the Portopí lighthouse in the Port of Palma and the Botafoc lighthouse in the Port of Ibiza on 1st May in recognition of the work of the shipping industry and seafarers.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is to renew the road surface on the Ca'n Barbarà bridge heading towards Andratx, in the Port of Palma, on Monday 27th April. The work will run through to 9th May. A lane will be kept open at all times for road traffic.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has temporarily suspended the occupancy and activity charges normally paid by all of its concessionaires and authorised companies, while the state of alarm decreed by the Spanish Government to manage the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 is still in force.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) would like to thank the islands’ inhabitants for staying at home in an attempt to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The APB has paid its tribute in a video that reminds us that the islands' ports and lighthouses continue to operate to ensure basic supplies.

Thus, the APB acknowledges the efforts people are making to stay at home. The inhabitants, in turn, are safe in the knowledge that they are being supplied with all the essential products they need, such as food, medicines and other basic commodities.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) maintains its two-week supplier payment terms, thus continuing to operate as it did before the Spanish Government declared the ‘state of alarm’ on 14 March. In this sense, the APB commits to speeding up payments to its suppliers for their services and products in order to ensure cash flow for the companies that work with it.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has moved 42% of its workforce to telecommuting within the first week of the ‘state of alarm’ declared by the Spanish Government in response to the health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 virus.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has bought six portable ozone generators to disinfect its official vehicles used for essential port services such as port police patrol cars and maritime signals and maintenance vans.

The ozone generators are put inside the vehicles at the end of each shift and switched on for a few minutes to ensure thorough disinfection. They are also being used to disinfect port access control booths, control centres and communal areas and rooms.

Imagen de Archivo. Entrega de un camión por parte de la APB a los Bombers de Formentera. 23-10-2018

The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has this week approved the update to its agreement with Formentera Island Council on fire prevention, fire-fighting, sea rescue and civil defence in the Port of La Savina.

In response to the changes brought in by Spanish Law 40/2015 on agreements involving government and public agencies, the APB and Formentera Island Council have decided to update their agreement under which the Formentera Fire Brigade operates as an APB incident response team under its command on public port land in the Port of La Savina.


The public-owned ports managed by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) continue to operate in order to guarantee the supply of goods to the inhabitants of the Autonomous Region of the Balearic Islands and to manage administrative procedures with their users and clients.

In this sense, the APB management has implemented several organisational measures in accordance with the Spanish Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, aimed at providing the necessary services to society that the Spanish Ports Law "grants us and demands of us".


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is in the process of drawing up its Strategic Plan for the five public ports (Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and la Savina) and maritime signals (34 lighthouses and over 25 beacons) it manages. The Plan has a 5-10 year timeframe and will be included in the State-owned Port System’s Institutional and Strategic Framework planning system.



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