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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.

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...

Update: Bulgaria to invest €3 bln in highway & railroad to Constanta

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) January 26, 2024 – Bulgaria is set to invest €3 billion in the construction of a highway and a railroad connecting...

Bulgaria and Greece to build up military transport capacity

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The Bulgarian government has said that it will invest around 6 billion euros in transport connections....

EC funds study for a third bridge between Bulgaria and Romania

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has finally forced the European Commission (EC) to approve financing for...

Concessions for Bulgaria’s largest ports delayed 20 years

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) January 22, 2024 – A report by Bulgaria’s Audit Chamber reveals that a law adopted 20 years ago obliged the state to...

Danube not included in Schengen deal for Bulgaria and Romania

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) January 20, 2024 – The Danube River is not included in the agreement for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in the...

Finally, a mine-clearing agreement for the Black Sea by three NATO members

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) January 12, 2024 – NATO members and Black Sea littoral states Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria have signed an agreement for a...

EU to lift air, maritime internal border controls with Bulgaria, Romania

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 8, 2024 – At the end of last year, the European Council announced that from March 31, 2024, the EU will lift air...

Hapag-Lloyd opens two offices in Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) December 6, 2023 – German shipper Hapag-Lloyd has opened two new offices in Bulgaria in the Black Sea port city of Varna...

Van Oord joint venture awarded dredging project at Port of Burgas

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) December 5, 2023 – Cosmos Van Oord has been awarded a dredging project at Port of Burgas on the Black Sea. Cosmos Van...

EC and Bulgaria are inaugurating the Port Community System

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) November 15, 2023 – The European Commission (EC) and Bulgaria are inaugurating the Port Community System (PCS), a major...

Bulgarian delegation visits Alexandroupolis Port Authority

Alexandroupolis, Greece (PortSEurope) November 7, 2023 – A diplomatic and business delegation from Bulgaria visited Alexandroupolis Port Authority last...

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