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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.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), after awarding the contract for the restoration and improvement works on the seawall of the Botafoc dock at the Port of Ibiza to COPCISA, S.A. for €854,983.54 (excluding VAT), has commenced the works that are expected to finalise at the end of April 2020.

To facilitate the work operations and to guarantee the safety of people and vehicles, the car parks in the area will be moved away from the site and the walkway behind the lighthouse will be closed. 


The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has set the 1st July each year as the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day.  In this first edition, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Puertos del Estado [Spanish State Ports Authority], with the collaboration of the IALA, have organised a series of events in Palma.




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