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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. Tihomir TODOROV

Executive Director: Mr. Ivaylo GAVRAILOV

  • Central Administrative Management

Financial Director: Mr. Petar Petrov

Director of Engineering Division: Mr. Nikolai Hristov

Director of Operations Division: Mr. Ivan Yanakiev

Administrative Director: Mrs. _______ _______

  • Varna West Port Terminal

Port Director: Mr. _______ ________

  • Varna West Port Terminal

Port Director: Mr. Lubomir Dobrev

  • Passenger Terminal

Aleksandar Avramov

 

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.

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. 11036/21.01.2021 for handling of general and bulk cargo, edible liquid bulks, containers and passengers;

          - Varna West Port Terminal, No. 11037/21.01.2021 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
  • Certificate of ISO 9001: Quality management system
  • Certificate of ISO 45001: System for management of health and safety at work
  • Certificate of ISO 14001: Environmental management system