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Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country in Southeast Europe; it borders with Greece, North Macedonia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey; the East borders the Black Sea; most of the border with Romania is formed by the Danube river; Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007; its main seaports are the Black Sea ports of Burgas and Varna. Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) is the managing body of the Bulgarian public transport ports and provides vessel traffic and shipping information services.

Port Flot-Burgas announces dividend

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 14, 2024 – Towage company Port Flot-Burgas has announced a gross dividend of 0.04 levs ($0.022/0.020 euro) per...

Dredging of Burgas port set for July completion

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 29, 2024 – The draft between the two port terminals in Burgas is expected to be completed by the end of July, said...

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...

Yachting cocaine route Bulgaria-Greece busted

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Over 10 tonnes of cocaine were transported per year by yachts between Bulgaria’s Black Sea marinas in...

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...

Ecuador confiscates drugs destined for Bulgaria

Quito, Ecuador (Ports Europe) May 8, 2024 – Ecuadorian police have seizure of a tonne of cocaine hydrochloride at a port in the coastal province of...

Port Flot-Burgas AD – Q1 2024 results

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – Port Flot-Burgas AD has reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. In Q1...

First caissons fixed for deep-water container terminal in Burgas

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 5, 2024 – The first of nine caissons was fixed in the seabed as part of the new quay/berth 28 in Bulgaria’s Black...

Bulgaria and Romania join Schengen area

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 2, 2024 – On 31 March, Bulgaria and Romania became Schengen members. The Schengen rules apply in both member...

New equipment for Bulgaria’s port of Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 2, 2024 – Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna has received four new Volvo wheel loaders for a total price of 1,326,051...

Largest ever cocaine seizure in Bulgaria’s Burgas port

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – More than 170 kg of cocaine were seized in Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Burgas – the largest ever amount...

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania hold transport talks

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 18, 2024 – Last week, the Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Christos Staikouras, joined a tripartite...

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...

Bulgarian Navy destroys a naval mine off the port of Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 13, 2024 – The Bulgarian Navy has destroyed a naval mine off the Black Sea port city of Varna, according to local...

Update: Van Oord dredging vessels to start work in Burgas

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 14, 2024 – Two Van Oord split hopper barges (Pieter Caland and the Cornelis Lely) and backhoe dredger Simson...

Possible new Ro-Ro line Burgas to Alexandria or Damietta

Cairo, Egypt (Ports Europe) February 11, 2024 – There is a possibility for the opening of a Ro-Ro (roll-on/roll-off) line between Bulgaria’s Black Sea...

Two Bulgaria’s intermodal terminals projects expected to progress

Ruse, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – Plans to build intermodal terminals near Bulgaria’s Danube River port of Ruse and the country’s main...

€13 million financing for industrial zone near Danube port of Vidin

Vidin, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – The state-owned industrial zone near Bulgaria’s Danube River port of Vidin will receive BGN 25...

Towage company Port Flot-Burgas reports improved financials

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – Last week,  Port Flot-Burgas, a port towage services company, reported non-consolidated net profit...

Update: Bulgaria slows down NATO’s Aegean-Danube route

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 28, 2024 – One of the questions that worries NATO’s military strategists is how to get from the Aegean Sea...

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