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The Black Sea is a large inland sea situated at the southeastern extremity of Europe. It is bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, Georgia to the east, Turkey to the south, and Bulgaria and Romania to the west. Ports on the Black Sea include Burgas, Varna, Constanta, Odessa, Sevastopol, Novorossiysk, Poti, Batumi and Zonguldak. Following the February 24, 2022, invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Moscow has blockaded all Ukrainian seaports.

Bad news for jammed railway links to Russian ports

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – A breakthrough in traffic volumes towards Russia’s Far East and in the southern direction (Black Sea)...

Bulgarian navy again destroyed sea mine near Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – The Bulgarian navy destroyed with a controlled explosion yet another naval mine floating about 3 km from the...

Update: Why is there no Sochi-Trabzon ferry?

Sochi, Russia (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Western sanctions isolated Russia is pushing for years to re-launch a cargo-passenger ferry from its Black Sea...

Second attempt to lease Sochi port, Russia

Sochi, Russia (Ports Europe) May 13, 2024 – The entire port infrastructure of Russia’s Black Sea cruise and yacht Port of Sochi will be made again...

New Black Sea ferry line Varna-Batumi

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – The new ferry line between Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna and Georgia’s port of Batumi was...

Key ports face delays in container ships’ handling

Singapore (Ports Europe) May 8, 2024 – Key global ports experience delays of up to one week in the handling of container and other cargo ships, mostly...

Ukraine restores Black Sea container feeder service

Chornomorsk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 1, 2024 – The 1,118-TEU Pros Hope, a cellular container vessel chartered by the Ukrainian freight forwarder...

Update: €1 bln marina near €1.5 bln “Putin’s Palace”

Gelendzhik, Russia (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – They built him a 1.5 billion euro palace. Now, they are building a 1.03 billion euro marina nearby so they...

€1 bln marina replaces old cargo port near €1.5 bln “Putin’s Palace”

Gelendzhik, Russia (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – Construction of the second stage of the 103 billion rubles (1.03 billion euro) Gelendzhik Marina...

Russian ports handled 214.3 mln tonnes of cargo in Q1’24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in January-March 2024 decreased by 3.3% compared to the same period of last...

NUTEP container terminal in Novorossiysk to increase capacity

Novorossiysk, Russia (Ports Europe) April 9, 2024 – NUTEP Container Terminal in Russia’s Black Sea port of Novorossiysk announced a 7.1 billion rubles...

Russian company acquires part of Viterra’s Taman grain complex

Delivery by Sea (Dostavka Morem) holding became the indirect owner of more than 25% of Taman Grain Terminal Complex, which has a capacity of 5.5 million tonnes...

First ship with containers arrived in Chornomorsk since Feb 2022

Chornomorsk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) April 6, 2024 – The first ship with containers since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February...

Eurasian Development Bank sees regional infrastructure needs

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 5, 2024 – Last month, the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) published a report entitled “Infrastructure in...

First coal transhipment decline in decades in Russian ports

Taman, Russia (Ports Europe) March 31, 2024 – Coal transshipment via Russian seaports in 2023 decreased for the first time in decades. The main reasons...

Analysis: Quo Vadis, Russian Black Sea Navy?

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – In the past several days, Ukraine reported hitting with missiles a total of four Russian Black Sea Navy...

Increased river transport could relieve railway cargo delays, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (Ports Europe) March 18, 2024 – Increased river freight transport could relieve railway cargo delays around the Azov and Black...

Update: Seaport cargo in Russia in Jan-Feb’24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 17, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian sea ports in January-February 2024 decreased by 0.5% compared to the same period of...

Ukraine to resume Black Sea container shipments by end-March

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 15, 2024 – Ukraine wants to resume container shipments along the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor by the end of March, the...

Update: Soviet era naval mine destroyed near Varna port

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 14, 2024 – The Bulgarian Navy destroyed a naval mine on March 13 with a controlled explosion. It was spotted in the...

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