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Today, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) informed the Maó port community that dredging work at the Port of Maó is scheduled to start on 3rd March. In an e-mail sent to the main port operators, the APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, explained that, in his view, the dredging work “is a very important project for the island in terms of traffic, services, and safety”. 


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La Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares (APB) recibió ayer el Premio Especial Cruises News al Notable Crecimiento de Pasajeros que otorgó Cruises News Media Group, en el transcurso del acto de entrega de los Premios Excellence, que organizó ayer en el Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de es Baluart en Palma de Mallorca esta prestigiosa consultora de comunicación y marketing especializada la industria mundial de cruceros.

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Tomorrow, Palma de Majorca will be celebrating the Balearic Cruise Day, which consists of the 2nd Balearic Island Cruise Forum and the prize-giving ceremony for the 7th Cruise Excellence Awards, both organised by Cruises News Media Group, a communication and marketing consultancy firm specialised in the world cruise industry, and the organiser of the Madrid International Cruise Summit, sponsored by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB). 


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Next year, the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, will be calling at Palma. The ship, which is 361 metres long, can carry a maximum total of 6,318 passengers.


In 2015, the Oasis-class vessel will be making a total of 22 calls at the Port of Palma.  It will be the first time the ship visits Europe as, up until now, it has only been used on Caribbean routes, with Fort Lauderdale (Miami) as its home port.


From 21st February to 8th March, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will be exhibiting the entries submitted to the 4th Painting and Photography Competition on the Islands’ public-interest ports and lighthouses, at the Carme Cloister in Mahon.

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In 2013, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) registered an 18% gain in cruise passengers, and an 11% rise in ferry passengers. This increased the total number of passengers calling at Balearic Island public-interest ports last year to over 5.8 million. 


A closer look at these figures reveals an 11% rise over 2012, with over 1.5 million cruise passengers visiting the APB’s ports on 699 calls, thus consolidating the ports’ leading position in the world cruise market. 


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This morning, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) presented its human resource management experience, and the energy-saving policies it has implemented in its new offices at the Port of Palma, to a delegation from the Institutional Forum for Quality in the Public Sector in the Balearic Islands. 


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This winter, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is set to register its best ever low season in cruise traffic, with an 80% increase in calls from November 2013 to March 2014. This constitutes an excellent measure to counteract the seasonal nature of tourism.


A total of 61 cruise calls are scheduled during the low season, i.e. 15th November 2013 to 15th March 2014, compared to the 34 calls registered during the previous year.  


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The APB headquarters played host to the official press presentation of the 63rd Ciutat de Palma Dinghy Class Trophy. The event will be held from 5th to 8th December.


The regatta, which has been organised by the Palma Royal Yacht Club, has 493 participants from 14 different countries. The fleet is made up of 383 Optimist, 22 Laser Radial, 24 Laser 4.7 and 32 420 dinghy boats.


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Today, Alberto Pons, the Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), and representatives of the Balearic Islands marina industry held a meeting at the APB offices in the Port of Palma with the executive members of the Unimarina Experts’ Committee who are currently visiting Palma to finalise the details for the official launch of this global distribution platform for marinas at the next Palma Boat Show.




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