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From 29th November to 10th January 2014, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will be exhibiting the entries submitted to the 4th Painting and Photography Competition at the Palma Military Culture and History Centre. The event has been organised in conjunction with the Palma de Majorca Fine Arts Society.


Today, the APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, met up with the Chairman of Trasmediterránea, Jorge Vega-Penichet, as part of the round of contacts he has initiated since he took up the position.


The meeting between the two chairmen took place at the APB’s offices at the Port of Palma, and was also attended by the APB Director, Juan Carlos Plaza; the Trasmediterránea General Manager, Ignacio Aguilera, and the shipping company’s manager in the Balearic Islands, Antonio Mercant. 


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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is to tender the authorisation for managing the moorings at the D’en Reynés dry dock area on the Levante Quay at the Port of Maó, after accepting the company Menorca Moorings, S.L.’s withdrawal from the concession.



Today, the APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, visited the Port of Alcudia alongside the town’s Mayor, Coloma Terrasa, with whom he discussed the main issues affecting this port. The visit was part of the round of contacts the Chairman has undertaken to the five public interest ports in the Balearic Islands since he took up the post in October. The APB Director, Juan Carlos Plaza, and the Port of Alcudia’s Director, Joan Gili, also took part in the visit.



Today, the APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, visited the Port of Ibiza to get first-hand information from the port community on the main issues affecting this public-interest port.


In a series of industry encounters, Pons met the Harbourmaster’s Office, port pilots, the fishing guild, Trasmediterránea, ANADE, APEAM, Transcoma, Baleària, the Tourism Promotion Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Residents Association, the Engineers Association, CAEB and PIMEEF, amongst other organisations.



The APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, and the Balearic Islands Regional Government Director-General of Ports and Airports, Antonio Deudero, met this morning at the Ports IB headquarters in Palma to try to implement joint actions to unify pleasure craft criteria in the Balearic Islands and offer users a sole, well-defined service.



On Friday 8th November, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will begin to use the new boarding walkways at the Botafoc Quays which aim to provide passengers and shipping companies with improved services, security and amenities at the Port of Ibiza. This constitutes yet another service at the port’s new facilities which began to cater for regular goods and passenger traffic on 1st July. 


Today, the APB Chairman, Alberto Pons, visited the Port of Maó on what was his first official visit since he took up the position. The aim of the visit was to get to know the Minorcan authorities personally, tackle the most conflictive issues facing the port community and try to find solutions to them.


The first stop-off point was a courtesy visit to the port facilities to meet the Port of Maó’s staff.  Pons then boarded a boat to visit the port area by sea.


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On Saturday 19th October, seven cruise ships are scheduled to call at the Port of Palma and will coincide for several hours at the Majorcan capital’s facilities. 


The vessels are the AIDAvita, Thomson Dream, Queen Victoria, Albatros, L’Austral, Norwegian Epic and Alexander von Humboldt II, which means that around thirteen thousand people will be using the Port of Palma´s facilities on the same day. 


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This morning, the Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Alberto Pons, welcomed a delegation from the Balearic Island Yacht Club Association, in what was their first meeting since Pons’ appointment as head of the public body. 


The Association’s Chairman, Miguel Suñer, representatives of its Board of Directors, and other club members, informed the APB Chairman about the main concerns of the islands´ yacht clubs. 




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