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Varna

Varna is a Bulgarian port located on the country’s Black Sea coast; it is Bulgaria largest seaport; situated on Varna Bay, along Lake Varna and Lake Beloslav, it also comprises the outlying port of Balchik. It has a significant further development potential with 44 km of sheltered inland waterfront on the lakes alone, easily accessible by road and railroad and adjacent to Varna International Airport.

Four NATO countries’ ports linked in a Harmonized Military Mobility Corridor

Washington, United States (Ports Europe) July 12, 2024 – Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania have decided to establish a Harmonized Military Mobility Corridor,...

BMF Port Burgas sees 130,000 TEU, 7.2 mln cargo tonnes in 2023

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) July 10, 2024 – Private port operator BMF Port Burgas, concessionaire of Bulgaria’s Black Sea’s Burgas East-2 and Burgas...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

ONE launches Black Sea Turkey Service

Singapore (Ports Europe) November 21, 2023 – Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced a new Black Sea Turkey Service (BTS). The new service will offer...

Varna port’s new grain terminal’s first stage is operational

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 9, 2023 – The first stage of Logistic Centre Varna’s 100 million euro new grain terminal, part...

Port of Varna hosts trilateral Greece-Bulgaria-Romania summit

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 9, 2023 – This week, the Port of Varna will host a trilateral Greece-Bulgaria-Romania summit. The meeting will...

Update: Four ships went through Russian blockade; dozen more are in Ukrainian ports

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) September 2, 2023 – The two ships that left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Yuzhny/Pivdennyi in Odesa (Odessa) region in the...

Two more ships break Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports

Yuzhny, Ukraine (Ports Europe) September 1, 2023 – Two more ships left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Yuzhny/Pivdennyi in Odesa (Odessa) region in the...

Update: The second ship that broke Russian blockade enters Romanian waters

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) August 27, 2023 – The bulk cargo carrier Primus (it arrived in Odessa in February 2022 under the name Polarstar),...

Second merchant ship breaks Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) August 26, 2023 – The Russian Navy is becoming a laughing stock after a second bulk cargo...

Bulgaria’s offshore Han Asparuh oil gas block in the Black Sea could hold substantial reserves

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) July 12, 2023 – The offshore Han Asparuh oil and gas block in the Black Sea is estimated to have a total of 13 billion...

Updated: EIB loans €50 million for a new grain terminal in port of Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) June 27, 2023 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement with Logistic Centre Varna, part of Buildcom...

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