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Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) is sponsoring the First Competition of Painting and Photography of Majorcan lighthouses, organized jointly with the Centre of Fine Arts (Circulo de Bellas Artes) in Palma de Mallorca. 


The competition is open to all those painters and photographers living in the Balearic Islands, provided they have participated in at least one of the scheduled activities at the lighthouses organized by the APB and the Centre of Fine Arts. 



La Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares organiza el II Encuentro Informativo sobre Puertos, Logística y Transporte Marítimo con los Medios de Comunicación dirigido a los medios de comunicación locales de las Pitiusas que se llevará a cabo en Eivissa del 20 al 22 de mayo.El motivo que nos ha llevado a realizar este encuentro es nuestro interés por divulgar el papel que tienen, día a día, los puertos de interés general de las Illes Balears en el desarrollo económico y social de nuestra comunidad.


Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has returned from the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami, the international trade fair for the sector of the world's most important cruise ships, with confirmation by the Norwegian Cruiser Lines (NCL) of weekly stops of its Norwegian Epic at the port Palma during the peak season of 2011.



The APB (Balearic Islands Port Authority) has tendered the works for the building of the new access road from the highway of La Mola to Cos Nou in the port of Maó, with a contract budget of over three million euros and a maximum execution period of five months.


Following the publication in the Official Gazette (BOE) announcing public tender for the works, a deadline for submitting applications was set for April 12th. The opening procedureof the submitted tenders will take place on April 16th at the headquarters of the APB in Palma.


The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has tendered the works for the extensions of the Poniente (western) docks to make berths for large ships in the port of Palma, with a contract budget of more than thirty-six million euros and a maximum period of execution of sixteen months. 



The APB (Balearic Islands Port Authority) expects 778 cruise ships and 1,475,000 visitors in transit through its facilities in the ports of Palma, Mahon and Ibiza during 2010, making this the best season in the history of the ports of the Balearic Islands. Specifically, in the port of Palma the current prediction is for 559 stopovers and about 1.3 million cruise passengers; in the port of Mahon 118 stopovers and 100,000 cruise passengers; and finally, 101 stopovers and 115,000 passengers in port of Ibiza.


The High Court of Illes Balears (TSJB) has confirmed the grant, by the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB), to Port Technical Services Company, Inc. (STP) for the concession of the shipyard of the port of Palma, after rejecting the application for judicial review submitted by Boat Yard Palma, SL.



The tanker Mar Rocio was today, the first to utilize the new facilities for the discharge of liquid fuel that the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) built at the naval base of Port Maó and which involved an investment of 2.4 million euros. With this new infrastructure, the port of Maó can accommodate tankers of greater length and load capacity, which will substantially reduce the number of stopovers at the port throughout the year and also eliminate the traffic of fuel-laden tanker trucks in the port area.


The PAB has granted for a period of 15 years, the operation of a storage facility and the distribution of cement on the Ribera dock at the port of Alcudia, to Sitges Reunides SL. The company will occupy a ground lot of 1,976 m2, 162 m2 of underground surface, plus 16 m2 for the unloading facility on the service area dock


In 2010, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) will freeze five of the seven taxes it collects from the ports of general interest it manages in the Balearic archipelago and implement a reduction in the other two, as a measure to help alleviate the economic recession. 


This action is taken in compliance with Law 26/2009 of 23 December, the General State Budget for 2010 and Law 48/2003 of 26 November, the economic regimen and the provision of general services of the major ports.  




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