The replacement of 20 palm trees showing signs of structural risk has begun this week in the Port of Palma. the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) thus guarantees, as far as possible, their stability. Several types of operations will be carried out: the uprooting of an existing palm tree and its subsequent replanting with the repair of the pavement, if necessary.
The improvement project has been awarded to the Parkinsonia company for a value of 47,168 euros and it is expected to last six months.
Last week, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) completed the work to replace the light in the Tramuntana lighthouse, located on the island of Dragonera. Completed by the Mediterranean company Señales Marítimas, this improvement had a cost of 73,000 euros.
Prior to the installation of the new lantern, several preparation work was required, such as the reconstruction of the supporting wall and the installation of new anchor bolts for the lantern's lower ring.
The ports of Eivissa and Formentera today, Friday 8 October, hosted the annual meeting of the 10th Master's Degree in Port Management and Planning and Intermodality of Puertos del Estado. The APB's delegate for the ports of Ibiza and Formentera, Ignacio Revilla, welcomed the participants and presented the ports of general interest of Eivissa and La Savina. The students themselves were able to get to know the ports in situ from land and from the sea.
On 29 September of that same year, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved in an ordinary session the proposal for the sale of 10 terraces to private owners of the adjoining dwellings in the Portixol area of the port of Palma.
It so happens that many of the terraces of the houses in the area are the property of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands, so this agreement establishes the conditions of sale of these spaces to the adjoining owners, as these are areas that are of no interest to the port.
After years of decreasing traffic in the port of Alcúdia, in 2021 coal is no longer among the goods embarked and/or disembarked in the port. This confirms the trend to decarbonise energy production in the Balearic Islands, endorsed by the Balearic Islands Climate Change Law, which proposes that by 2050 all the energy produced in the archipelago should come from clean sources.
At the beginning of the 70s, three Trimak motorcycle-type tricycles were delivered to the Pityuses to transport the acetylene gas accumulators used to power the lights of the Tagomago, Conillera and the recently opened Barbaría lighthouses. Although they continued to perform reasonably well, they were eventually replaced in 2013 by two new Piaggios, which means they had a useful life of more than 40 years.
Work to replace the access gates and fencing around the controlled area in the Port of Eivissa has begun and is expected to last for two months and cost 300,000 euros. The work has been awarded to the company ISLASFALTO and consists of replacing more than 800 m of high-security, 2.50-metre high fencing and four gates (two sliding and two revolving).
The project aims to reinforce security for both users and workers by replacing the current enclosure, which has accumulated damage and vulnerabilities over time, with tamper-proof and hard-to-climb elements.
During the first half of 2021 the port of Eivissa reduced the consumption of its water supply system by 50% compared with the same period in 2020, saving the equivalent of 26,000 cubic metres of water. These are the first positive results of its RIM (Smart Measurement Network) system, which displays consumption in real time and minimises the losses caused by any potential incidents in the water supply network.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will allocate 97,000 euros to the disinfection of the six maritime stations of the port of Palma. As passenger traffic resumes, especially cruise ship traffic, and within the framework of the restrictions imposed by the health situation caused by the pandemic, this contract will guarantee that the maritime stations of the port of Palma are in a perfect state of cleanliness, meeting the safety and health standards of its visitors, employees, and general users of the port.
The five ports of general interest in the Balearics handled 6.5 million tonnes in the first half of the year, an increase of 10% over the same period in 2020. While still far from the 8.4 million of the first half of 2019 (pre-pandemic), signs of recovery of port traffic are already beginning to be noticed.
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