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Address: 1 Slaveykov Sq., 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
Tel. No. +359 52 692232, +359 52 692332, +359 52 602191
Fax No. +359 52 632953
Telex 067 77518
Year of foundation 1906
Key personnel: Name:
Chairman of Board Delyan Peevski
Executive Director Danail Papazov
Type of business Handling of solid, liquid, break bulk cargoes and containers; bunkering; warehousing; lashing; towing, etc.
Ownership: PLC, state-owned
No. of employees: 1750
Annual t/o: About 6 mill tonnes p.a. (capacity 12 mill tonnes p.a.)
Export sales% 60%
Main Export Markets: West Europe - 36%
Asia - 31%
Africa -15%
America - 18%
Bankers: Reifeisen bank
Bulbank PLC - Varna branch

Port of Varna PLC Commercial Company comprises Port of Varna East, Port of Varna West and Port of Balchik. 34 ship berths of total length 5765 m and max depth of 35 ft available.

Two inland canals connect Varna East to Lake Varna, Lake Beloslav and Port of Varna West.In view of the stated safe canal depths, only vessels of draft less than 9,90 m (32'05") and airdraft up to 41,72 m. are allowed to Port of Varna West.

The existing depths of the ship berths and the approaches to them allow the handling of vessels of capacity up to 50 000 tonnes.

Port of Varna PLC offers full service - stevedoring, loading, discharging, forwarding, storage and various intermodal services.

In Port of Varna PLC operate 65 electric cranes and about 400 pieces of various ship, landside and warehouse port facilities. The port open-air storage area is 454 000 sq.m. and the warehouses have 76 000 sq.m.

It has a well-forked railway and road network. The existing port facilities allow the handling of practically all kinds of solid bulk, break-bulk, containerized and some liquid-bulk cargoes.