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)
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.
Chairman: Mr. Dimitar Atanasov
Vice Chairman: Mr. Mario Zhelev
Executive Director: Mr. Petar Seferov
Financial Director: Mrs. Marieta Manolova
Director of Engineering Division: Mr. Nikolai Hristov
Director of Operations Division: Mr. Ivan Yanakiev
Administrative Director: Mrs. Mariela Petkova
Port Director: Mr. Kostadin Dimitrov
Port Director: Mr. Lubomir Dobrev
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
Parameters of Varna West Port Terminal
- 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.
Port Terminal Varna - East
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.
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
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)
Quay cranes: 24 with varied capacity up to 32T
Gantry crane: 1 with capacity 30.5T
Rail discharging station for grain
Quay shiploader for grain
Unloading facility for molasses
Port Terminal Varna - West
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
Max depth: 10.50 m
Total quay length: 3430 m
Open storage area: 346 397 m2
Warehouses: 20 998 m2
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