The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), together with more than fifty of its stakeholders, has started to reflect on the innovative initiatives taken by the organisation. All this has materialised today in the presentation of the port innovation ecosystem, in which the president of the APB, Francesc Antich, the director, Jorge Nasarre, and the head of the Quality, Environment, Innovation and CSR department, Jorge Martín, took part.
In an ordinary session held on 26 May 2021, the Board of Directors of the APB agreed to grant Grimaldi Logística España, S.L. provisional 1-year cargo handling licenses in the ports of Palma, Maó and Eivissa.
On 19 May 2021, the company applied to be able to provide services for the public stowing and unstowing of ships at State ports in the Balearic Islands, which would allow it to operate in the three aforementioned ports.
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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has put out to public tender the provisional cleaning of the beach of Can Pere Antoni and the slipways of Roquetas, Troneras and Can Barbarà for a period of nine months, while a definitive contract is being drawn up that will provide more services than those currently in force. This will ensure optimal maintenance of these areas during the summer season.
Baleària's first fast ferry, the Eleanor Roosevelt, was presented to the public yesterday in the ports of Palma and Eivissa. Representatives of different stakeholders of the shipping company and of the nautical and port sector were able to visit the world's first fast ferry with dual fuel natural gas/diesel engines. This sustainable and innovative catamaran has been connecting Palma with Eivissa and Dénia since 1 May.
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A panoramic lift financed mainly by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will from now on bridge the 25.06 m difference in height on the Ses Voltes coast between the Claustro del Carmen and the port of Maó. The tower is equipped with a walkway that connects the upper landing with the expansion of the viewpoint square next to the Cloister and is protected from possible landslides by consolidation of the cliff.
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has chosen the proposal presented by the company MARINA ASMEN, S.L. as the appropriate solution in the public tender called for the award of the concession for the management of mooring and workshop facilities on the Poniente quay of the port of Maó.
An occupancy permit is therefore granted with facilities for the mooring of pleasure boats, workshop boats or those for sale afloat and the supply of water and electricity, and optionally telephones and data transmission.
This Monday, 10 May, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will launch the tender for the construction of the Molinar de Levante marina. The work will be carried out by the company ACSA Obras e Infraestructuras, S.A.U., and is expected to be completed in early 2022. The budget for this project is €864,761.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded the GPO-TYPSA Dique del Oeste joint venture the contract for the drafting of the basic project, the construction projects and the corresponding environmental processing of the new berths and esplanades for ferry traffic in the West dock of the port of Palma for the sum of 1.65 million euros.
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In view of the structural risk to some palm trees in different areas of the port of Palma, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will undertake a series of works to uproot and replace some 20 specimens to guarantee their stability as far as possible. Several types of operations will be carried out: the uprooting of the existing palm trees and subsequent replanting with the repair of the pavement, if any.
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) appointed Jorge Nasarre López this afternoon, at the proposal of President Francesc Antich, as the new director of the public body that manages the ports of general interest of the Balearic archipelago.
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