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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.


Following on from the inaugural meeting held in Venice last October, today the Cruise 2030 Working Group met in Palma de Mallorca. Delegations from eight of Europe’s main cruise destinations, including Amsterdam, Bergen, Cannes, Dubrovnik, Malaga, Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, and Venice met to formalise their support for the "CRUISE 2030 CALL FOR ACTION" initiative promoted by the Port of Venice.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has installed twelve solar-powered compacting bins in the Port of Palma as part of a technological innovation pilot scheme designed to make waste management more efficient. The bins allow for separate collection of light packaging, municipal solid waste, paper and cardboard.


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 prizewinners of the popular Painting and Photography Contest run by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) have now been selected. The contest is organised annually by the port authority in collaboration with the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Palma de Mallorca and is very well received by the public, with €8,000 in prizes up for grabs.



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