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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.

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...

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...

First pilot transport of cargo by semi-trailer along the TRACECA corridor

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) June 20, 2023 – The first pilot transport of cargo by semi-trailer along the TRACECA corridor has taken place as the...

Risk of drone attacks will end LPG export via Russia’s Taman port

Taman, Russia (Ports Europe) June 5, 2023 – Very high risk of air and sea drone attacks are forcing Russia’s Black Sea port of Taman to suspend the export...

New berth in Odesos port in Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 29, 2023 – Bulgaria’s Black Sea Port Odesos PBM in Varna has started the construction of a new berth. It will be 220...

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,...

Bulgarian dream: Black Sea-Danube River canal

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 2, 2023 – A 50-year-old, overambitious project to connect Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna and Ruse, the...

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...

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