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According to traffic statistics from the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), the quantity of goods passing through the Balearic Islands´ General Interest Ports amounted to 16.2 million tons during the financial year 2018. That´s an 800,000 ton growth since 2017, or in other words, 5% more than the previous year.


The Chairwoman of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, agrees with the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) that ports should contribute to improving their surrounding urban areas. She stresses the case of general interest ports on the Balearic Islands, as they are so closely connected to their surrounding towns and cities.


The President of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, and the Councillor for Tourism, Business and Employment of the Palma City Council, Joana M. Adrover, have this morning presented the Welcome Palma app at the APB headquarters. This is a tool created by the APB in collaboration with the Palma 365 Tourism Foundation and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Servicios Técnicos Portuarios (STP), the company responsible for managing the biggest shipyard in the port of Palma, have held an informative training session this morning on preventative legal steps when working on vessels. This training was aimed at repair and maintenance workers. The session has focused on presenting the latest developments in Health and Safety at work with regard to the coordination of business operations under the Royal Decree 171/2004 of 30 January.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has opened a bidding process for the refurbishment and improvement of the outer perimeter of the wharf of the  Botafoc dock in the port of Ibiza. The budget for this tendering stands at €1,140,606.49, including VAT, and the deadline for submitting a bid is 18 February 2019. The company which is awarded the contract will have a maximum of 10 months to execute it.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has purchased four hybrid electric vehicles for use by the Port Police in the Port of Palma. In addition, they have put out to tender the purchase of five more vehicles, 100% electric, for the group of ports of general interest which it manages. This step is taken in line with its commitment to the environment and sustainability, which is established in its policy of Social Corporate Responsibility.


Today, Jaume Ferrer, president of the Formentera Council, and Joan Gual de Torrella, president of the APB, paid a visit to see the completion of the renovation works on the Mola Lighthouse. The two presidents were also accompanied by Susana Labrador, presidency councillor, Bartomeu Escandell, councillor for tourism, Alejandra Ferrer and Marco Marino, the architect in charge of the works.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded the company, Acciona Construcción, a contract to install floating docks and to reorganise the dock moorings at the Cós Nou wharf at the Port of Mahon, as well as to construct four new public dry-dock ramps. The aim of this work is to increase the number of direct management moorings for vessels up to 8 metres and to improve public access to the sea.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is to extend the promenade of the Port of Alcúdia to the Harbour Station. It will be done by improving the sections of the streets Teodor Canet and Gabriel Roca that are allocated to public port domain. The individual work projects involved will soon be put out to tender with a budget of 880,843.30 euros.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has moved a lens that was located at the Maritime Signalling Exhibition at the PortoPí Lighthouse to a different location due to the improvement works to be undertaken in the exhibition area. The disassembly and assembly works of the lantern have been meticulously carried out by a specialised company.



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