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The chairman of the Port Authority of Balears (PAB), Francesc Triay, has requested the Ministry of Culture, through the State Ports, to invite without delay, the committee from UNESCO, to assess whether the projects designed for the port of Ibiza will affect "Ibiza, biodiversity and culture", declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It was also emphasized that the PAB had no official knowledge of the agreement adopted in Seville in late June by the Heritage Committee of UNESCO, broadcasted yesterday by the GEN-GOB at a press conference in Ibiza.


The Port of Palma recorded, on July 17, a record of 10,000 cruise passengers in one day, accommodating three megacruiseships and another medium in size at its docks. The four ships were Costa Magica, with 101,350 tonnes and 272 metres MSC Orchestra, with 92,409 tonnes and 293 metres Arcadia, with 83,000 tonnes and 285 metres and Thomsom Destiny, with 37,773 tonnes and 214 metres. The Port of Palma is expected, in 2008, to beat the historic record of 500 stopovers in the same year.


The chairman of the Port Authority of Balears (PAB), Francesc Triay, visited today the construction site of the new Alcudia ferry terminal, which will gradually enter into service starting in the month of September. With this new infrastructure, the Port Authority of Balears concludes a series of improvements which will double the passenger traffic and general merchandise in the port and making it the base for the maritime connections between Majorca, Menorca and Barcelona.


This morning, the president of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB), Francesc Triay, presided over the establishment of the jury to decide on the winners of the preliminary plans for the ferry terminal of Cos Nou in the port of Mahon. Once they were summoned to the old Trasmediterrenea building in the port of Palma and the jury was set up, members of the tribunal initiated the opening of the submitted bids, the admission of the work and the ensuing deliberations. A period of fifteen days was determined to prepare the decision of the jury.


The PAB organized this week the First Informative Meeting on Ports, Shipping and Logistics with the Media for the local press in the port of Palma. The motive for organizing this event was to publicize the role of the major ports of the Balearic Islands, day by day, in the economic and social development of our community.


The president of the Port Authority of theBalearic Islands (PAB), Francesc Triay, gave a press conference to cover the events that have been organized by the cruise company AIDA Cruises for the christening ceremony of the cruise ship AIDAluna, to be held next weekend in the Port of Palma. On Saturday, April 4, at nine in the evening, the chief authorities of the islands will be received on board by the heads of AIDA Cruises and Carnival Corporation before the commencement of the ceremony. The patroness of AIDAluna, German top model Franziska Knupp, will perform the christening of the ship.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) has returned from Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's largest international trade fair for cruise ships, with an award from the Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine which recognizes the Port of Palma for being the best port operations base for cruise ships. A delegation, headed by the chairman of the PAB, Francesc Triay, participated in the annual meeting of the international cruise ship tourism industry, by representing the Balearic Islands in the promotional programme that Ports of the State organizes every year in this U.S.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) has initiated the proceedings for tenders for the construction of the esplanade and commercial docks in the shelter of the Botafoc dock in the port of Ibiza, with a budget of approximately ninety four million euros and a maximum period of execution of thirty months. This afternoon the open tender was announced by the BOE, which sets the foundations which must be met by the contestants. Yesterday, Wednesday, the information was sent to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) has recently taken on a number of building projects in the port of Palma, for a total of three million euros. This includes the construction of a Duque de Alba on the platform of the western dock (Dique del Oeste) for docking of ships exceeding 130 meters in length. The increasing size of vessels arriving at the port of Palma has prompted the need for the installation of this fixed point mooring, 65 meters from the pier.


The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) has reached an agreement with the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Council and the Town Council of Ibiza to start the expansion and reform of the port of Ibiza, with the initiation of construction work on the docks of Botafoc.



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