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Burgas

Burgas is a port-city located in the region of Burgas Bay on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is the closest large port to the Bosphorus Strait. The city of Burgas is an important logistic node on Trans-European Transport Corridor VIII and a primary maritime gateway in the TRACECA network connecting Europe with Central Asia.

Update 2: Bulgaria takes over operational control of Lukoil Black Sea port

Rosenets, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) September 4, 2023 – Operational control over Bulgaria’s Black Sea oil port/terminal of Rosenets, in concession to...

Bulgaria to cancel the Lukoil concession for Rosenets oil port

Rosenets, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) August 27, 2023 – Bulgarian Ministry of Transport said that the procedure for cancelling the concession of Russia’s...

Bulgaria pushes for a key position in the Middle Corridor

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 18, 2023 – Bulgaria looks for ways to insert itself into the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR, Middle...

Abu Dhabi Ports is looking at Bulgaria

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 17, 2023 – Bulgarian ports are an excellent alternative for the growing land cargo traffic from Asia to Europe,...

Port Burgas expands railway connections and warehousing

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 19, 2023 – Private port operator BMF Port Burgas, a concessionaire of the Black Sea’s Burgas East-2 and Burgas West...

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping certified vessels banned in Bulgarian ports

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) April 5, 2023 – From April 8, 2023, access to Bulgarian sea and river ports is prohibited for all vessels, regardless of...

Construction starts on the first Bulgarian deep water container terminal

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) March 1, 2023 – Private port operator BMF Port Burgas, a concessionaire of the Black Sea’s Burgas East-2 and Burgas West...

Railway connection of Burgas port to be rebuilt

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 3, 2023 – Construction work on the abandoned 3 km railway track from Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Burgas to...

Bulgaria very slowly realising deficiencies of its port infrastructure

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 10, 2023 – In the background of the war in Ukraine, it became clear that Bulgaria’s Black Sea port...

Uzbekistan sends block train to Burgas, Bulgaria

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) December 21, 2022 – Uzbekistan has send its first block train to Burgas, Bulgaria along the “Middle Corridor”....

Corridor 8 to be included in the priority Trans-European Transport Network

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) December 6, 2022 – Corridor number 8 will become part of the priority Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The...

Bulgaria’s BMF Port Burgas quickly recovered all systems after the cyber attack

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) November 17, 2022 – Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of BMF Port Burgas has recovered all systems and is operating with full...

Bulgaria’s port of Burgas under cyber attack

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) November 16, 2022 – In the early morning of November 16, the cyber network of BMF Port Burgas was attacked by a virus. It...

Russian LPG exporters will start sending it to Bulgaria via Georgia’s Black Sea port of Poti

Poti, Georgia (PortSEurope) July 17, 2022 – Russian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exporters will start sending it to Bulgaria via Georgia’s Black...

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund acquires a “significant” share in the two largest terminals of port of Burgas

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 21, 2022 – A significant, non-majority share in the BMF Port Burgas terminals operator in Bulgaria’s second...

Burgas port with 40% increase in cargo turnover, but no cruise ship visits

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 12, 2022 – Bulgaria’s second largest Black Sea port, Burgas, had an increased cargo turnover in the first five months...

Three more container ships to double the cargo capacity of the Middle Corridor between Aktau and Baku

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) April 19, 2022 – As of September the number of ships that operate the Caspian Sea line between the Aktau in Kazakhstan and...

Dnevnik: Why (pan-European) Corridor 8 has not connected the Balkans for three decades

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 14, 2022 – A key priority for Bulgaria is the construction of the missing stretches of Corridor 8 (one of the 10...

Bulgaria pushes for a Ro-Ro line with Turkey between the ports of Burgas and Karasu

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 9, 2022 – Bulgaria keeps pushing for the establishment of a Ro-Ro line between the country’s second largest Black...

Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia agree on a transit route connecting Persian Gulf with Black Sea

Amirabad, Iran (PortSEurope) December 15, 2021 – In a desperate need of trade links severely curtailed under Western sanctions, Iran has agreed with...

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