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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.

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...

Harbor Safety – Varna Port Pilot presented as part of ILIAD

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 24, 2023 – A team from the Technical University (TU Varna) in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna has...

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...

Port Varna East and West: 8.5 million tonnes of cargo, €37 million revenue in 2022

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 24, 2023 – Bulgaria’s Black Sea Port of Varna, which operates two of the port terminals – Varna – East...

TU Varna: ILIAD project – artificial intelligence in marine technology

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 8, 2023 – The Technical University (TU Varna) in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna is part of a...

Eolink prepares to launch Black sea Floating Offshore Wind (BLOW) project

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 8, 2023 – Eolink is preparing to launch the Black sea Floating Offshore Wind (BLOW) project off the coast of...

Bulmarket DM acquires Oiltanking’s terminal for liquid products in Varna-West port

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 25, 2023 – Bulgaria’s Astra-Finance company, a subsidiary of Bulmarket DM, and one of the largest producers of...

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...

Additional infrastructure in Bulgaria’s Varna and Russe ports to help Ukrainian logistics

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) December 6, 2022 – Bulgaria has proposed to the EU projects for additional development of its ports in Rousse (Danube River...

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...

Port of Varna to increase grain handling capacity, receives first Ukrainian grain shipment

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) July 23, 2022 – The priority of the newly appointed director of Bulgaria’s largest (state controlled) port of Varna,...

Varna as a back-up solution to Constanta for its overload with Ukrainian cargo

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) June 27, 2022 – With almost completely destroyed supply chains in Ukraine, blocked Ukrainian Black Sea ports and the...

Second Chinese investor interested in building and operating new intermodal terminal in Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) April 22, 2022 – China Railway International Group (CREC) became the second Chinese investor in as many months showing interest...

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...

The two state owned terminals in Port of Varna might be offered on concession

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) April 4, 2022 – Several companies have expressed interest in a concession of the state-owned Varna-East and Varna-West...

€1 billion project for a new intermodal terminal in Varna discussed

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) March 20, 2022 – An idea for a €1 billion project for the construction of a new intermodal terminal in Bulgaria’s largest...

Dredging of Varna port could stop after €222 million spent to improve access to a terminal privatised by a controversial local politician

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 17, 2022 – The dredging of the two main access canals of Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna to a depth of up...

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