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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will ensure that the material dredged from the Port of Maó is disposed of at the authorised discharge point in an area where the seabed is made up of coarse sand and there are no important marine species.



The APB Chairman, José Mª Urrutia, today announced the decision to concentrate all maritime traffic to and from Formentera at the Port of Ibiza´s commercial quays. This decision was made public after a meeting this afternoon with the President of the Ibiza Island Council, Vicent Serra; the President of the Formentera Island Council, Jaume Ferrer; and the Mayor of Ibiza, Marienna Sánchez-Jáuregui, to discuss the location of maritime traffic between the Pityusic Islands in the renovation of the Port of Ibiza.  


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Yesterday afternoon in Palma de Majorca, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) gave the go ahead to the provisional closure of the 2012 financial year. Turnover for the year reached €59.5 million whilst profit stood at €14.8 million. 


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In 2012, general cargo handled at the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) increased by 5% to 8.4 million tonnes compared to 8 million tonnes in 2011. Traffic at the Port of Palma went up by 11% to 5.9 million tonnes, compared to 5.3 million in the previous year.

Total goods traffic in the five public interest ports in the Balearic Islands rose by 3%. 11.5 million tonnes were handled in 2012 compared to 11.2 million tonnes in 2011.

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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has informed the competent authorities about the report compiled by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) on the dredging project for the Port of Maó, as its contents became available. This took place on 16th January when the APB received a copy of the report from the Directorate General of Fishery Resources and Aquaculture, after expressly requesting it when it became aware of its existence.


Con el objeto de continuar manteniendo informada la sociedad menorquina en relación al proyecto “Dragado de la zona próxima a la Estación Naval y el Cós Nou del puerto de Maó”, la Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares celebra el martes, 22 de enero de 2013, en la Estación Marítima del puerto de Maó (Moll de Ponent s/n) a las 12:30h, una nueva jornada técnica de puertas abiertas para explicar los detalles de la actuación.La jornada contará con la participación de: -Jorge Martín.

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La Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares (APB) está recogiendo los testimonios de los últimos fareros de las Islas con la realización de una serie de entrevistas en vídeo a personas que tienen o han tenido una relación directa con este tradicional oficio.

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Thanks to an initiative proposed by a group of workers at the Port of Palma, staff from the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) have been busy collecting foodstuffs to be donated to the “Operation Kilo” campaign, organised by the Majorca Food Bank (, which will then be distributed to people in need. The initiative centred on collecting non-perishable foodstuffs packed in one kilo or litre units so as to facilitate their subsequent distribution. 


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This morning saw the first excavators move into the former Old Quay buildings at the Port of Palma. Clearing this site will provide the space for the construction of a new service building for a new large yacht marina. Demolition work started on the emblematic La Lubina Restaurant building which for years was one of the port’s centrepoints and was renowned for its traditional fish and seafood-based cuisine. 



The APB and the Menorca Island Council have today renewed their cooperation agreement on occupational health and safety, firefighting, sea rescue and civil defence for the Port of Maó. This extends the agreement signed in 2001 for another fifteen years and aims to increase safety levels at the Port of Maó’s service area both on land and at sea.


The agreement was ratified with the signing of the document by the APB Chairman, José María Urrutia, and by the Council’s President, Santiago Tadeo, at the island government’s headquarters today.



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