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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.

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...

Three of Europe’s poorest countries struggle to open pan-European corridor VIII connecting Adriatic and Black Seas

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 19, 2021 – After years of neglect and inactivity, the transport ministers of Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania...

Galataport Istanbul reopens and welcomes first cruise ship

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 4, 2021 – Galataport, on the Istanbul harbourside at Karaköy, has reopened and welcomed the small cruise ship...

U.S. congressional delegation visits Sofia and Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) July 14, 2021 – A U.S. Congressional delegation visited Sofia and Varna on July 8-11, to engage with government,...

Will European Corridor VIII ever connect Bari and Brindisi to Durres and Vlora, and to Burgas and Varna?

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) June 11,2021 – The reconstruction works in Bulgaria for the key railway element of Pan-European corridor VIII that started...

Bulgaria: Pre-election rush for port concessions at heavily discounted prices

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 19, 2021 – Eight concessions for large and smaller ports in Bulgaria are to be announced in 2021, according to a new...

Petar Seferov is the new director of Port Varna and inherits a controversial dredging project

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 15, 2021 – Petar Seferov was appointed as the new Executive Director of the state-controlled Port of Varna,...

Large industrial zone to be built near Port of Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 15, 2021 – The largest industrial zone in Northern Bulgaria will be built near the Port of Varna, according to...

Bulgaria’s port of Burgas will implement a dredging project to coincide with Varna

Burgas, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 10, 2021 – Bulgaria’s second largest Black Sea port of Burgas will start dredging works in March which will allow...

A new grain terminal to be built in Varna, Bulgaria

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) December 16, 2020 – Agria Group Holding, a Bulgarian grain producer and trader, is preparing to build a €30 million...

MedCruise’s Black Sea Working Group launches a joint video campaign

The Black Sea Working Group composed of Odesa, Constanta,Varna and Burgas ports was created in 2018 with the purpose to resume cruise activity in the Black...

Analysis – Central Asia to help China bypass Russia en route to Europe

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) December 3 – It is China, again, that is emerging as an unlikely winner from the agreed direct link between Turkey and...

Bulgarian government pays to hand over business of its biggest Black Sea port to a controversial local politician

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 25, 2020 – Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna will have its two main access canals dredged to a depth of up...

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company joins International Port Community Systems Association

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) September 14, 2020 – The state-owned Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) has become the newest member of the...

Port of Varna wants a slice of Asia-Central Europe cargo transport

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) September 7 – The project “Bulgarian Logistics Corridor (Asia-Port Varna-Central Europe)” – EU Gateway of the Black...

Black Sea ports cruise working group meeting held

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 19, 2020 – Managers of the leading Black Sea ports have held a virtual “meeting” to discuss the impact of...

DBA Group division wins contract in Bulgarian ports of Burgas and Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 28, 2020 – Actual I.T. dd, part of Italy’s DBA Group S.p.A., has signed an agreement with Bulgarian Ports...

EBRD visits Bulgaria to promote investment

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 3, 2020 – Alain Pilloux, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) vice president, has visited...

Common maritime agenda in the Black Sea in motion

News – EU Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – February 28, 2020 The Common maritime agenda for the Black Sea has officially launched on February 17,...

Bulgaria, Greece express readiness to accelerate activities to build multimodal corridor

Bulgaria and Greece hold transport talks in Alexandroupolis – February 26, 2020 The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications...

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