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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) aims to convert all the passenger terminals in the five public ports it manages to run on renewable energy. This process has started with the design of the future passenger terminal in the Port of Ibiza for traffic to and from Formentera. The project is being developed so that it becomes a prototype for a self-sufficient building in terms of energy. The passenger terminals in Alcudia, La Savina and the EM6 in Palma are also moving towards sustainability, with work underway since June to make the energy they consume renewable.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands' (APB) 2019 Annual and Sustainability Reports, which were recently published and are available on its website,, show a new growth trend in both goods and passenger traffic, as well as in the investments made.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is launching a campaign in the Port of Mahon to raise awareness about the need to save water, aimed at recreational sailing users. This is one of the measures the APB has adopted as part of its commitment to support the United Nations Global Compact and 2030 Agenda.

Catamaran under construction that will be used to clean the water surface

Over the next four years, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will be allocating €866,000 to cleaning the water surface and the detection, control and clean-up of pollution caused by spills of any kind in the ports of Ibiza and La Savina.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands' (APB) Board of Directors agreed today to put out to public tender the management of the moorings in the small boat dock at the Port of La Savina and file the concession request made by the Formentera Yacht Club.

At the meeting held this afternoon in the Port of Palma, the Board of Directors also agreed to communicate this decision to the applicants and reply to the various letters in which some of the companies participating in the concession request procedure had requested information and clarification on the matter.


Tomorrow, the Maritime Signals exhibition at the Portopí lighthouse will be opening its doors again, after cancelling all visits as a result of the measures taken by the Spanish Government when it declared the state of alarm. It has adapted its facilities to the health protocols to prevent COVID-19.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has agreed this afternoon to put out to tender the management of the El Molinar dock and port facilities' building at the Port of Palma, for a maximum term of twenty years and once the redevelopment work has been completed by the port authority.


Palma City Council and the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands have agreed to definitively remove one lane of traffic on the seafront side of the promenade between the Paraires Quay and Calle Monsenyor Palmer, in order to increase the amount of space available to the general public. The upgrading work will begin on 29th June.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has sent the holders of the outdoor café and bar permits on Palma's seafront promenade a notification informing them that they must close their establishments at one o'clock in the morning. These closing times are the same as those applied by the City Council from 1st April to 30th October, on an exceptional basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to data gathered by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) on cruise ship water consumption in the public ports it manages on the islands, a cruise passenger calling at the Port of Palma uses an average of 90.49 litres of water a year. According to the water supply figures for this type of ship, in 2019, 200,895 tonnes of water were delivered to cruise ships in the Port of Palma for a total of 2,220,135 passengers visiting its facilities.



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