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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has put out to tender the first cold ironing project for providing shoreside electrical power to ferries in the Port of Palma so as to cut the gas emissions and noise produced by the ships while at berth.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has today approved the specifications for the public tender for management under an administrative concession of 90 boats between 6 and 60 metres in length on the Poniente dock in the Port of Ibiza.

The public port land area included in the tender has a total water surface of 20,493 square metres with mooring lines coming to 176 metres on the Inner or Poniente Quay and 115 metres on the western side of the Es Martell quay in the Port of Ibiza.


The financial statements of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) pertaining to financial year 2018 show a profit of 23.3 million euros, an increase of 13.95 % with regards to the year before when the profit exceeded 20.5 million euros.


According to the data provided in the edition of the 2018 Annual Report and the 2018 Sustainability Report of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), recently published and available on the corporate website (, both freight and passenger traffic continue to grow. Freight, corresponding to 16,206,801 tonnes, increased by 5 per cent on the previous year, while passenger traffic increased to 8,942,434, once again setting a new record.


The total trafficking of goods in the ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands has increased 3 per cent in the first half of 2019, in relation to the same period last year, with more than 8.9 million tonnes registered. As far as human trafficking is concerned, the number of movements increased 5 per cent, exceeding 3.5 million.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded UTE Isla Arquitectos Contramollet the contract to draft the basic plan for port-city integration in the Contramuelle-Mollet area, as well as the construction project for the unbuilt land in the San Telmo gardens in the port of Palma, at a cost of €134,038.95 and with a completion period of six months.


On the day of the Festa de la Terra, held on Thursday 8 August, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will open up access to the commercial quays of the Port of Ibiza so that the public can enjoy, with Dalt Vila (the old town) the background, the traditional firework display that forms part of the event celebrating Sant Ciriac, the patron saint of Ibiza.

The access, restricted to pedestrians, will connect des Gorg public car park to the port area from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. The firework display is expected to start at midnight.


The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR), a professional services company dedicated to the certification of a wide range of businesses and institutions, has just awarded the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), certification for its management system for records, in accordance with standard UNE-ISO 30301:2011.

La Savina

As part of his first official visit to Formentera, the President of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torella, met today with the President of the Council, Alejandra Ferrer, and reviewed everything currently related to the port area of la Savina, with a particular emphasis on commencing the second phase of works outlined in the new Special Plan for the port of la Savina. 


In today's meeting, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved the decision to request the company Ocibar to manage moorings and commercial premises in Botafoc Harbour Station at the Port of Ibiza for a two-year period, extendable for a further 12 months.



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