The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Puertos del Estado [State Ports] organised the 8th Internal Legal Conference on the State Ports-owned Port System, which took place in Ibiza on 9th and 10th May. The State Attorney General, Consuelo Castro de Rey, and the president of the APB, Joan Gual de Torrella, were in charge of presenting and opening the conference.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will begin the improvement works on the cruise ship dock at the Port of Mahon in September, to not disrupt the activities of these ships during the tourist season, after awarding the works to Vías y Construcciones, S.A. for 4,490,405.34 euros.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) took part today in a presentation of the LIBERA project, launched by the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/Birdlife) in alliance with Ecoembes. The key message of the campaign is to not throw waste into the sea, as our litter will be the only thing that survives (“No tires residuos al mar. En el fondo lo único que sobrevive es tu basura”). This is an awareness-raising campaign that seeks to stop littering at ports and to provide solutions for the community of people who use sports vessels.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has acquired four new Toyota Prius Plus Hybrid vehicles for the port police at the Port of Palma, which will become operational this week.
In the near future, the APB is also considering purchasing another five vehicles, this time 100% electric, in order to renew its fleet with more efficient and environmentally-friendly cars. Charging points for these cars have therefore been set up at the port facilities.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) today signed the agreement that allows the use of the former Navy's commissary site in the port of Palma for the construction of the new IEO-Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands, as well as the necessary facilities to develop its activities and its subsequent use and maintenance.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has finalised the refurbishment works on the Llegbeig Lighthouse, located in the southeast of Sa Dragonera Island. The works included upgrading its roof, replacing the lantern and restoring the tower of the main building and its attached warehouse. Their poor state of conservation made the action by APB necessary. The APB awarded the work contract to Obras y Pavimentaciones Man, S.A.U., entailing a total investment of 513,164.19 euros (VAT included).
In 2018, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) asked the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and a specialist team at the institution to conduct case studies to find out the extent to which the increased sensation of street congestion perceived in the centre of Palma determined and contributed to the decision of cruise ship passengers to disembark.
This March, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will begin demolition work on the old navy commissary at the port of Palma, located on the Old Harbour, so that the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands (COB), which belongs to the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), can build its new headquarters on this site. The demolition works have been awarded to the company Construcciones y desmontes Ribera Navarra, S.A. for the sum of EUR 272,431.18 (VAT included) and will take place over approximately 4 months, directly employing a total of 5 people.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will begin the refurbishment works on El Molinar port on 18 March, consisting of different actions to improve maritime operational capacity and the port-city environment. The works have been awarded to the company ACSA, Obras e Infraestructuras, SA, for 3,087,056.06 euros (VAT included) and will take place over approximately 9.5 months, directly employing a total of 20 people in their execution.
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