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The Official State Gazette (BOE) today published the decision by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) Board of Directors to put out to tender the management of its historic building on the Old Quay in the Port of Palma and its conversion into a “port-city” interpretation centre. The APB’s historic headquarters is currently being remodelled to turn it into a public facility and it will subsequently be run via an administrative concession.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has begun the final stage of enhancing the Port of La Savina following the end of the tourism high season and with the intention of completing it before the next summer season. This new stage is divided into three parts so as to keep inconvenience for residents and users to a minimum.

Venice, Italy
Los puertos adheridos a #Cruise2030

The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) joins the "CRUISE 2030 CALL FOR ACTION" initiative, driven by the Venice port, with the aim of finding the way for industry of the cruises is compatible with the demands of the European ports.

The kick-off meeting of the Working Group, based on some of the main European Cruise ports, took place today in Venice. A representative of the International Transport Forum also attended the meeting.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has completed the installation of 25 air quality measuring stations in the five public ports it manages. These sensors measure the emission of gases and particulate matter into the atmosphere and noise generation in the ports of Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina in order to examine the environmental impact of their operations on the air.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has today received official recognition from Soledad Seisdedos, AENOR’s director on the Balearic Islands, that its document management system complies with standard UNE-ISO 30301:2011. The certificate was picked up by Juan Carlos Plaza, the APB’s director, and Jorge Martín, its Head of Quality, Environment, Innovation and CSR.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has put out to tender the first cold ironing project for providing shoreside electrical power to ferries in the Port of Palma so as to cut the gas emissions and noise produced by the ships while at berth.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has today approved the specifications for the public tender for management under an administrative concession of 90 boats between 6 and 60 metres in length on the Poniente dock in the Port of Ibiza.

The public port land area included in the tender has a total water surface of 20,493 square metres with mooring lines coming to 176 metres on the Inner or Poniente Quay and 115 metres on the western side of the Es Martell quay in the Port of Ibiza.


The financial statements of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) pertaining to financial year 2018 show a profit of 23.3 million euros, an increase of 13.95 % with regards to the year before when the profit exceeded 20.5 million euros.


According to the data provided in the edition of the 2018 Annual Report and the 2018 Sustainability Report of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), recently published and available on the corporate website (, both freight and passenger traffic continue to grow. Freight, corresponding to 16,206,801 tonnes, increased by 5 per cent on the previous year, while passenger traffic increased to 8,942,434, once again setting a new record.


The total trafficking of goods in the ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands has increased 3 per cent in the first half of 2019, in relation to the same period last year, with more than 8.9 million tonnes registered. As far as human trafficking is concerned, the number of movements increased 5 per cent, exceeding 3.5 million.



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