La Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares is responsible for developing, operating, maintaining, and marketing the Port of Palma. The port consists of four zones that separate commercial, recreational, and fishing activities. In 2007, over 5 thousand vessels, including more than 470 cruise vessels carrying one million passengers, called at the Port of Palma.
The Port of Palma contains, on the east harbor facilities, many marinas and moorings for recreational vessels, including the Marina Port Mallorca, R. Club Nautico Palma, and Marina de Alboran. The Paraires Wharf and Poniente Wharf in the central harbor area handle ferries and cruises.
The East Dock handles most of the cargo and cruise vessels through the port. The Ribera en San Carlos Wharf handles bulk carriers and conventional cargoes. The Commercial Wharves at the west end of the port facilities handle roll-on/roll-off cargoes, tugboats, vessel repairs, as well as recreational and fishing vessels.
In 2007, the Port of Palma handled more than 8.9 million tons of cargo, including 6.0 million tons of general cargo, 1.1 million tons of containerized cargo, and 1.5 million tons of liquid and 372 thousand tons of solid bulk cargoes.
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