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.
The Mayor of Ibiza, Rafa Ruiz, the Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, and representatives of Marina Ibiza have agreed to continue with the project to remove the fencing separating the port from the town of Ibiza, and to extend the promenade so it runs from the beacon on the breakwater in the Port of Ibiza to the Botafoc lighthouse, eliminating the visual barriers separating the sea from the city.
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.
The Regional Minister for Mobility and Housing, Marc Pons, the President of the Formentera Island Council, Alejandra Ferrer, and the Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), Joan Gual de Torrella, today presented a study on ferry operations in the Port of La Savina, drawn up by the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and the Mahon City Council have set aside 5,000 square metres on the Levante and Poniente quay road at the Port of Mahon for pedestrians and outdoor cafés and restaurants. The aim is to extend the space available for pedestrians to enjoy a stroll, as well as to revitalise business at the cafés and restaurants at the Port of Mahon.
The Palma City Council and the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) have signed a joint agreement to redevelop the Palma seafront promenade. The agreement sets out the commitments that need to be complied with by both parties and states that the APB will be in charge of the works to redevelop the promenade, whilst the Palma City Council will be in charge of its upkeep.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has decided to set aside one lane of the seafront promenade in the Port of Palma for pedestrians and outdoor cafés and restaurants, with the dual purpose of supporting the economic recovery of the hospitality industry and also facilitating social distancing, which is one of the measures adopted by the Spanish Government to alleviate the negative effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has acquired a total of 20 hand-held thermal imaging cameras and one thermal imaging camera for large groups. These cameras are being used in the passenger health checks that the Balearic Government is carrying out in the Islands' public ports, in partnership with the Red Cross.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has already begun talking to companies in the hospitality industry to terminate the licences authorising the occupancy of public port land with tables and chairs for their outdoor cafés and restaurants, by mutual agreement, so that fees no longer accrue. These occupancy licences were in force at the time the state of alarm was declared and the cafés and restaurants had to stop trading.
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