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The APB has just put into operation the new passenger terminal (EM4) in the port of Palma, destined to cover as a base-port for cruise ships that have made the Balearic capital the start and finish of their itinerary in the Mediterranean. The works, which began a year ago, required an investment of 6.6 million euros. This morning, the act of receiving the works took place with the signing by the decision-makers of the APB, the contractor, Vias y Construcciones S.A., and the Public Entity of State Ports.



The Balearic Islands Port Authority has, since this morning, the first of the eighteen caissons that are being built for the expansion of the Poniente docks. The expansion will provide berthing for cruise ships of great length. At about half past ten in the morning the tug, Silveira Charuca, docked at Dique del Oeste dock in the port of Palma. It had departed on Wednesday at half past one from the port of Sagunto carrying the piece which is to be submerged early next week.



The APB has purchased two hybrid vehicles operating in the police station of Palma. These are two hybrid cars, technology lighter, compact and efficient, equipped with electric mode and conventional, with combined output of 98 HP and combined consumption of 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers. Vehicles, Honda Insight model and have already been put into service, have CO2 emissions to the atmosphere of 105 grams perkilometer and are equipped with complete equipment for police service.


The APB is re-establishing the Emergency Plans (IEP) of the five ports of general interest that runs in the Islands. The updated plans are being made with the collaboration of all stakeholders and conducting emergency drills in each of the ports.


The PEI is a set of specific actions to perform in emergencies at port facilities and is specific for each of the ports, which considers the peculiarities of these.



On this day it has been published, in the Official State Bulletin, the appointment by Ministry of Public Order of José María Urrutia Mera as the new chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), replacing Francesc Triay, who ceases to hold office.



The new station at the port of Ibiza projected by the APB on the docks of Botafoc aims to resolve the deficiencies in existing space, safety and comfort. With a budget of close to EUR 25 million, the building will consist of three distinct modules. It will be built on an area of12,500 square meters distributed over two floors and a terrace. About one million passengers are expected to pass every year through their facilities. The project takes into account environmental measures in order to achieve a rational use of energy, and is designed to include accessibility criteria.


The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) participated from the 1st to 4th June in the 38th edition of the Seatrade Medcruise Convention. The general assembly of this organization, which is dedicated exclusively to market cruises in the Mediterranean, was held at the Greek port of Piraeus. The leaders of the APB went with the aim of promoting the Balearic Islands as a cruise destination for the forthcoming seasons, in particular, the ports of Alcudia and Maó for cruise ships of medium length.


The APB has put out to tender the operation of two leisure facilities in the port of Palma. The first is a cafe and tourist information point in the old San Carlos Battery located in the Dique de Oeste dock, which has recently been restored by the APB. This initiative aims to provide a new urban space, open to both citizens and passengers of cruise ships, to admire the views of the Bay of Palma from a location previously inaccessible to the public.


The APB is carrying out the execution of the works to stabilize the foundation of the springs attached, and the west bank of the port of Alcúdia, which will get a draft of 8.50 meters Dockside throughout the commercial dock. Thus, the APB is committed Alcúdia as a key port for unloading goods in Mallorca. It is recalled that the supply is made Alcúdia cement, coal and liquefied the island. This work complements the work of improving drafts of the port´s commercial docks that ended in April 2007 that affected the entrance channel and the commercial dock.



The APB has announced the II Painting and Photography Competition. This edition of the contest is dedicated to the ports of Palma and Alcudia and is in collaboration with the Circulo de Bellas Artes (Circle of Fine Arts) of Palma de Mallorca and the Center for Military History and Culture of Palma.




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