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The port of Palma has broken this past November, the absolute record of tourist cruise ship in a year to reach 500 arrivals since January 2010. The previous record was 496 maximum scales, which were reached in 2008, which highlights the fantastic tourist season being experienced by the port of Palma on cruises.The cruise Regatta, Palma arrived at the port last Friday November 12 had the honor of being the 500th level.


The Governing Body of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has decided to award the company "Amarres Deportivos, SL, a company belonging to the group of Banco Pastor, the management of local offices and berths in the Moll Vell, in the port of Palma.The approval by the Board of Directors was held on November 12, as proposed by the technical committee report on the six bids submitted for the contest.


The Balearic Islands Port Authority announced today to the Consell Insular d'Eivissa the discovery of a cannon and pieces of wood in the dredging area Botafoc port of Ibiza, where they are building the new piers. As a preventive measure against the possible emergence of new remains, the direction of the work has proceeded to define and protect the area where the materials were found and continue dredging to a remote area of enclosed area.




The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) is involved these days in South Korea on a trade mission led by the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca, which seeks to explore investments and alliances with local partners to promote the marine industry in South of that country.



The contribution to Gross Value Added (GVA) of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands for port-related activities of the State in the Balearic archipelago is estimated at 3.93%. This is one of the conclusions drawn from the study on the economic impact of the state ports in the Balearic Islands, developed jointly between the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) and the Confederation of Business Associations of the Balearic Islands (CAEB) on data from 2007 and presented in Palma. 



The APB (Balearic Islands Port Authority) will start dredging on Monday, October 4, as a part of the construction project that has been under way in the Botafoc area in the port of Ibiza since last May. The dredger is now en route to the port of Ibiza from the Portuguese town of Portimao and is expected to arrive in the capital of Ibiza on Sunday afternoon.



Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) is using recycled debris from the former headquarters of Trasmediterránea for its further use in the building of their new offices in the Moll Vell in the port of Palma. For this, a crusher machine has been installed in a fenced area of the commercial docks which treats the waste generated by the demolition for later use as aggregate filler for the construction itself.


On September 30th the APB will organize a technical conference on aids to navigation targeting government institutions related to port activities, which have or should have  navigational beacons.


The technical committee responsible for assessing the tenders submitted to the open tender for the construction of a new access to Cós Nou from the La Mola highway in the port of Maó, has selected the company Antonio Gomila SA, out of the twenty-three candidates. The budget for the job is 1.9 million Euros, not including VAT, and the deadline for completion is five months. The aim of the project is to build a new road to provide access to Cós Nou, as well as a suitable surface for future passenger traffic and general cargo, away from the city center and with sufficient security guarantees.


The port of Palma has now broken the records of all preceding marks on cruise passengers and tonnage in a single day with the visits of six vessels, five of which weighed over one hundred thousand tonnes and with a capacity of 3,000 passengers. In total there were 21,510 cruise passengers embarking and disembarking and between 683,826 tonnes. The cruise ships which coincided today in the port were the Island Scape, the Navigator of the Seas, the Ventura, the Adventure of the Seas, the Costa Concordia and the MSC Fantasia. 



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