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Palma (Mallorca)

The five ports belonging to the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands receive goods to be consumed by the population of the islands, as well as offering passenger services. The Port of Palma handles the greatest volume of general cargo, this exceeding 8.5 million tonnes each year. It also sees 3 million passengers on regular services and cruise liners pass through its facilities annually. In terms of cruise liners, the ports of the Balearic Islands have become leaders in the Western Mediterranean. The port is managed by Autoridad Portuaria de Balears (APB – Port Authority of the Balearic Islands). State ports are managed by Puertos del Estado which executes port policy of the government; made up of 28 port authorities that manage the 46 ports.

Balearic Islands Port Authority plan dock electrification, cold ironing

Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain (Ports Europe) May 9, 2024 – The Balearic Islands Port Authority is planning dock electrification projects for Ibiza and...

Eurostat: Top 10 passenger ports in the EU

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – The Eurostat organisation has published a report – Key figures on European transport – 2023....

Boluda Maritime Terminals consolidates its position in Canary Islands

Boluda Maritime Terminals (BMT) is the leading group in Spain in terms of the number of container terminals and already has 8 facilities of this type –...

Ports of the Balearic Islands handled 15.42 mln tons of cargo, up +12%

Palma, Mallorca, Spain (Ports Europe) February 6, 2023 – In 2022, the state-owned ports of the Balearic Islands handled 15,429,553 tons of cargo, up +12%...

Spain’s Palma port to limit cruise ship visits

Palma, Mallorca, Spain (Ports Europe) December 28, 2021 – The port of Palma, Mallorca, plans to limit the number of cruise ship visits per day to three,...

Port of Alcúdia ends coal transport

Mallorca, Spain (Ports Europe) September 27, 2021 – After years of decline, coal is no longer a category of traffic handled by the port of Alcúdia on...

Ports of the Balearic Islands show signs of recovery in first semester

Palma, Mallorca, Spain (Ports Europe) August 16, 2021 – The five state-owned ports in the Balearic Islands moved 6.5 million tons of cargo in the first...

Grimaldi and Armas Trasmediterranea agreement: Trasmed GLE established

An agreement was signed today in Madrid for the acquisition by Trasmed GLE, the new Spanish company of the Grimaldi Group, of five ferries for the transport of...

Grimaldi finalises Armas Trasmediterránea acquisition

Naples, Italy (Ports Europe) July 20, 2021 – Grimaldi has completed the €375 million agreement to acquire assets of the Iberian shipping company...

Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci begins the connection between Valencia with Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza

The Valencia Port Authority (APV) has delivered the «Socarrat», the traditional Valencian terracotta tile designed with maritime motifs, to the GNV Sealand...

Baleària presents the fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt, a symbol of eco-efficiency and innovation

Baleària’s pioneering fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt was officially unveiled this week in the ports of Palma, Ibiza and Dénia, where this sustainable and...

Puertos del Estado reports July 2020 cargo traffic statistics by port authority

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) September 8, 2020 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports July 2020 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by...

Puertos del Estado reports May 2020 cargo figures by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) July 5, 2020 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports May 2020 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by port...

Spain’s Puertos del Estado reports April 2020 cargo figures by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) June 3, 2020 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports April 2020 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by port...

Spain: Total port traffic Q1 2020 by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) May 6, 2020 – Puertos del Estado (PdE) has published port authority cargo numbers for January-March 2020, showing that total...

Spain’s Puertos del Estado reports January 2020 cargo figures by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) March 9, 2020 – Puertos del Estado reports January 2020 cargo figures by port authority. The state-owned Puertos del Estado...

Venice port attends “Cruise, Ports and Cities” event in Colombia

From Venice to Cartagena. Cruise 2030’s work presented to a worldwide audience of cruise operators – February 20, 2020 Identify the correct balance...

Cruise 2030 meets in Palma de Mallorca

The Cruise 2030 working group, comprising delegations from eight of the major European cruise ports, including Amsterdam, Bergen, Cannes, Dubrovnik, Malaga,...

Spain’s Puertos del Estado reports November 2019 cargo figures by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) January 9, 2020 – Puertos del Estado reports November 2019 cargo figures by port authority. Port Authority November  ...

Puertos del Estado reports September 2019 cargo figures by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) November 6, 2019 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports September 2019 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics...

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