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Port of Varna EAD 

Head office and registered address: 1 Slaveikov Square, Varna, Bulgaria

Location: Pan-European Corridors No. 8, Optional No. 7 (Rhine-Main-Danube) and TRACECA international transport corridor (Europe-Caucasus-Asia)

History:

  • Initial registration: 1991 limited company, following separation of company’s assets and liabilities from Navigation Maritime Bulgare
  • Re-registration: 1996 public company (100% state-owned)
  • Acquisition of shares (8.85% in 2014) of Oiltanking Bulgaria AD, 2000
  • Implementing of Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008), 2003
  • Dissociating of port infrastructure from the capital of Port of Varna EAD to become a public state property, 2004
  • Compliance with International Ship and Port Facilities Security (ISPS) Code, 2004
  • Contract No. 30 dated 30.05.2006 for usage, maintenance, repairing, reconstruction, modernization and rehabilitation of public state property sites
  • Status of port operator (port services pursuant to Article 116, Para 2, Items 2, 3 of the Law on Sea Space, Inland Waterways and Ports of Republic of Bulgaria), Varna port for public transport of national importance
  • Status of outer bourder of European Union, 2007
  • Implementing of Occupational Health and Safety Management System (BS OHSAS 18001:2007), 2010
  • Implementing of Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004), 2011
  • Certificate of Operational Fitness of Varna East Port Terminal, 2011
  • Certificate of Operational Fitness of Varna West Port Terminal, 2013

Legal/organization form: Public company (EAD)

Capital: Fixed capital of BGN 8,493,571 divided into 8,493,571 nominal shares, each with nominal value of BGN 1.

The rights of the state as a sole owner of the capital are executed by the Minister of Transport, IT and Communications.

Organization structure

  • Board of Directors

Chairman: Mr. Dimitar Atanasov

Vice Chairman: Mr. Mario Zhelev

Executive Director: Mr. Petar Seferov

  • Central Administrative Management

Financial Director: Mrs. Marieta Manolova

Director of Engineering Division: Mr. Nikolai Hristov

Director of Operations Division: Mr. Ivan Yanakiev

Administrative Director: Mrs. Mariela Petkova

  • Varna West Port Terminal

Port Director: Mr. Kostadin Dimitrov

  • Varna East Port Terminal

Port Director: Mr. Lubomir Dobrev

  • Passenger Terminal

 

Line of business: port operations and any related agency, commercial and technical service; forwarding, investment and engineering; research and development; training of port staff; home/foreign trade. 

Port of Varna EAD is operator of port facilities for public transport of national importance: Varna East Port Terminal (including Passenger Terminal) and Varna West Port Terminal.

Port of Varna EAD can handle all types of cargo, including containers, general cargo, dry and liquid bulks.  The port provides services to passenger and cruise ships, scientific vessels and pleasure boats.  It is a host port of major international marine events, including the Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta in 2010 and SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta in 2014.

Parameters of Varna East Port Terminal

  • Berths: 14 (including 1 passenger berth)
  • Max depth: 11.50 m
  • Total quay length: 2345 m
  • Open storage area: 97,600 m2 (including Storage Base)
  • Warehouses: 41,632 m2 (including Storage Base)

Equipment:

  • Portal cranes: 24 with varied capacity up to 32T
  • Gantry crane: 1 with capacity 30.5T
  • Reachstackers: 2 with capacity 45T
  • Rail discharging station for grain
  • Grain loading installation
  • Quay shiploader for grain
  • Unloading facility for molasses
  • Passenger Terminal
  • Storage Base (Dry Port).

Parameters of Varna West Port Terminal

  • Berths: 19
  • Max depth: 10.50 m
  • Total quay length: 3430 m
  • Open storage area: 346,397 m2
  • Warehouses: 20,998 m2

Equipment:

  • Portal cranes: 25 with varied capacity up to 32T
  • Gantry cranes: 2 with capacity 35T
  • Mobile cranes: 2 with capacity 100T and 2 with capacity 63T
  • Reachstackers: 8 units of 45T
  • Rubber belt conveyors: 7
  • Mobile belt conveyors: 2 systems
  • Quay shiploaders for soda in bulk and fertilizers: 2
  • Loading system for sulphuric acid.

Certificates:

  • Port Operator Registration Certificate (port services pursuant to Article 116, Para 2, Items 2, 3 of the Law on Sea Space, Inland Waterways and Ports of Republic of Bulgaria)
  • Registration Certificate of Varna Port for Public Transport of National Importance (Varna East Port Terminal, including Passenger Terminal and Varna West Port Terminal)
  • Certificates of Operational Fitness, issued by the Minister of Transport, IT and Communications for:

          - Varna East Port Terminal, No. 11007/23.09.2014 for handling of general and bulk cargo, edible liquid bulks, containers and passengers;

          - Varna West Port Terminal, No. 293/30.04.2013 for handling of general cargo, dry and liquid bulks, ro-ro and containers.

  • Certificate of Compliance with the International Ship and Port Facilities Security (ISPS) Code and security measures as introduced by IMO
  • Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, accredited by UKAS, UK
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001:2007, accredited by Swiss Certification, Switzerland
  • Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004, accredited by UKAS, UK.
 
 

 

Varna East is situated deep into the Bay of Varna, at only 1 km distance from the city center.  The head office of the company Port of Varna EAD is located on the territory of Varna East.  The Customs Office, Railway Station, Maritime Administration and other authorities are at a walking distance.  Also, the offices of the State Company Port Infrastructure and the Border Police are here, as well as the Transport Library.  Port of Varna East has easy access to the national rail and road networks.  The international Varna Airport is some 10 km away from the port.

Port of Varna East was inaugurated on 18th May 1906.  Today, it operates successfully as a multi-purpose port terminal.  It has 13 freight berths to handle various general and bulk cargoes and edible liquid bulks.  In 2013, the total traffic at this port facility exceeded 4.1 million tons.  The exported grain amounted to 3.6 million tons.

Storage Base

An integral part of Varna East structure is the Storage Base, also known as the Dry Port.  It is a separate unit with a license for Customs bonded storage.  Located at 5 km away from the port, on a total area of 15 decars, it has 6 warehouses which are used for storage of varied grain and general goods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Features of Varna East Port Terminal

Berths: 14
Max depth: 11.50 m
Total quay length: 2345 m
Open storage area: 97600
m2 (including Storage Base)
Warehouses: 41,632 m2 (including Storage Base)

Equipment

Quay cranes: 24 with varied capacity up to 32T
Gantry crane: 1 with capacity 30.5T
Reachstackers: 2
Rail discharging station for grain
Quay shiploader for grain
Unloading facility for molasses

 
 

 

Varna West is the most modern port facility at the northern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria.  It is located at 30 km west of Varna city, on the west shore of Beloslav Lake.  It is adjacent to the chemical factories of Devnya which enables effective “factory-to-ship” direct handling of goods.  The port has modern technologic lines for handling of soda, fertilizers, cement, coal, ores, phosphates, silica and liquid chemicals.  All berths and warehouses have access to the national rail and road networks.

In recent years, port of Varna West has been recognized as Bulgaria’s container gate.  In 2013, the handled container traffic exceeded 103,000 TEU.  A state-of-the-art information system has been developed and implemented by the port, so that the client can keep track of its containers at any time.  

For some time now, the port has been exporting grain cargo.  The port is in process of making major investments for this purpose.  

There are also multi-purpose berths available for handling of various types of cargo in case of need.  The port successfully handles heavy lifts and out-of-gauge, such us windmill components, transformer equipment, specific project cargo, etc.

The port has 2 mobile harbour cranes with capacity 100T and recently took delivery of other 2 units with capacity 63T, all produced by the prominent crane builder Gottwald. 

 

 

 

 

Main Features of Varna West Port Terminal

Berths: 19
Max depth: 10.50 m
Total quay length: 3430 m
Open storage area: 346 397 m2 
Warehouses: 20 998 m2 

Equipment

Quay cranes: 25 with varied capacity up to 32T
Gantry cranes: 2 with capacity 35T
Mobile cranes: 2 with capacity 100T and 2 with capacity 63T
Reachstackers: 7 units of 45T
Rubber belt conveyors: 7
Mobile belt conveyors: 2 systems
Quay shiploaders for soda in bulk and fertilizers: 2
Loading system for sulphuric acid