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According to the traffic statistics of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), during 2020, 12,327,169 tons of goods passed through the ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands, which corresponds to a decrease of -24% in traffic compared to 2019.

The decrease in goods traffic has affected all ports, which was undoubtedly due to the health situation and mobility limitations. A general decrease in goods has been registered in all ports, with -24% in the port of Palma, -27% in Maó, -30% in Alcúdia, -25% in Eivissa and -16% in La Savina.

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La Savina

The Fishermen's Association of Formentera will have a new building in the port of La Savina paid for by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB). The work ended this January and a formal request has already been received from the Fishermen's Association to occupy and equip the property.

It should be noted that the new location is closer to the fishing pier and to the area for spreading and repairing nets to facilitate the fishermen’s work. The project has also been approved by the Consell de Formentera and the APB.


1,030 people visited the Maritime Signals exhibition at Portopí Lighthouse in 2020. Despite the health alert situation, which has forced the lighthouse to close for four months (from March to July), a significant number of visits to it and to the exhibition have been registered.

It is one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the world, the second oldest in Spain, behind the Tower of Hercules in La Coruña and the third in the world after the Genova Lantern Lighthouse.



The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) opens a tender for improving the energy efficiency of public lighting at the port of Palma, Portixol and Molinar.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), has launched a trial version of the Signals XXI mobile application, aimed at improving the marine hazard alert system and sending alerts through the mobile phone to those skippers whose course, speed and draught indicate to the platform an imminent risk of collision or incorrect anchoring.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has agreed to approve the agreement with the Palma City Council for the management of the Gabriel Roca promenade, once the modifications indicated by the Ministry of Finance have been introduced and the mandatory authorization has been obtained for signing.

The Board of Directors has also empowered the APB president to sign the agreement. Once the Palma City Council has signed it, the document will be sent to the Puertos del Estado Public Body.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved the terms and conditions that will govern the public tender for the management of a centre for cement distribution and storage in silos for the commissioning of the seawall at the port of Alcúdia.

Services will include pneumatic loading and unloading of cement through pipes from the ship to the silos and its storage and distribution, as well as other optional services to be proposed by the bidder related to the previous ones.


Flavia Gargiulo lives in Majorca, and studied History of Art at the UIB and illustration at the Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny de les Illes Balears. Her career focused mainly on editorial illustration, for children and adults, advertising and animation funds. All these branches allowed her to develop a narrative style, strongly influenced by the love of details, of small stories and real and imaginary perspectives.

How does an art historian end up in illustration?


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) held an extraordinary meeting in which it agreed to extend the deadline for submitting bids for the management of small and medium-length moorings in the port of Eivissa by 20 days.

During the meeting, the two appeals for replacement filed by the Doce Millas Basic Sports Club and the Ibiza Nautical Club, against the approval of the tender documents, were resolved.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will be converting the No. 4 Passenger Terminal in the Port of Palma into a building with almost zero energy consumption, in which all the energy used (solar and geothermal) will be generated in the terminal itself and will be complemented with green hydrogen. Hence, once fully converted, the building will be powered solely by renewable energy.



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