List of Ports in Bulgaria [2021]

Here is the list of sea ports of Bulgaria with their brief detail, contact number and address detail.  Bulgaria is an industrial economy. Some of the revenue-generating sectors are mining, steel, chemical, biotechnology, food processing, petroleum refineries, and tobacco. It exports substantial items to the other European nations, the US, China, and Turkey.

Ports of Blugaria

Ports of Bulgaria

To support the heavy foreign trade (both inbound and outbound), Bulgaria has several ports of varied sizes. Below, we will take a look at a few of them.

Port of Varna

This is Bulgaria’s largest port complex, located by the Black Sea. It is close to the airport and has a robust road network to and from the complex. It has 40 berths and offers full services like freight forwarding, stevedoring, storage, and intermodal services.

  • Time zone: GMT+2 (Jun 29, 21:53)
  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Phone: +359 52 692232 (Open Skype)
  • Fax: +359 52 632953
  • E-mail: headoffice@port-varna.bg
  • Web site: https://www.port-varna.bg/
  • Anchorage depth: 15.5m – 16m
  • Cargo pier depth: 4.9m – 6.1m
  • Oil terminal depth: 6.4m – 7.6m
  • Dry dock: Large
  • Harbor size: Large
  • Railway size: Large
  • Harbor Type: Coastal Breakwater
  • Max size: Up to 500 feet in length
  • Repairs: Moderate
  • Shelter: Good

Port of Balchik

Situated in Balchik Bay, the Port of Balchik has the latest infrastructure and handles general, dry, and liquid bulk cargo. The terminal operates 24 x 7 x 365.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGNWeb
  • site: http://www.port-balchik.com
  • Executive Director-mail: management@port-balchik.com
  • Phone: +359 0579 76752, 0885 298 442
  • Accounts Department-mail: accounting@port-balchik.com
  • Web site: http://port-balchik.com/bg/
  • Phone: +359 0579 72024, 0885 298 420
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Pomorie

Pomorie is a smaller port in Bulgaria. It is like a subsidiary port of Bourgas. It primarily handles marine cargo and is a designated fishing port.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor Type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Port of Tzarevo (Tsarevo )

The small port of Tsarevo primarily caters to tourist cruises as many tourists flock to this beautiful town. It also handles a small share of commercial cargo.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Port of Bourgas

Bourgas is Bulgaria’s 2nd largest port. It handles both inbound & outbound bulk commodities, as well as marine products. It is supported by a strong network of roads & rail.

  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Phone: +359 56 822 222
  • Fax: +359 56 822 156
  • E-mail: headoffice@port-burgas.coWeb
  • Site: https://port-burgas.bg/
  • Water Location: Black Sea (Sea)
  • Anchorage depth: 11m – 12.2m
  • Cargo pier depth: 6.4m – 7.6m
  • Oil terminal depth: 6.4m – 7.6m
  • Dry dock: Medium
  • Harbor size: Small
  • Railway size: Large
  • Harbor Type: Coastal Breakwater
  • Max size: Up to 500 feet in length
  • Repairs: Limited
  • Shelter: Fair

Port of Sozopol

The ancient town of Sozopol has a small port that handles mainly non-commercial yacht traffic & related repairs. It has 243 anchored places.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Port of Nessebar (Nesebur)

Nessebar is an old town and also a tourist hotspot of Bulgaria. The port offers cruise services for tourists. It also handles medium-sized passenger vessels.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Stara zagora port

The small port of Stara Zagora handles some agricultural & industrial shipments. Generally, small and medium-sized ships dock here.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor Type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Karlovo

Located in a fertile valley, Karlovo is a small port dealing mainly with the traffic of agricultural commodities.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Sofia

The Thessaloniki Port Authority has established a dry port in Sofia. It will handle containers headed for various parts of Europe that arrive at the seaport of Thessaloniki.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

Ruse

Ruse is an important river port, located on the Danube River. It is a multimodal transportation location and has two cargo terminals.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A
  • Local Time: (UTC +3)
  • Un/local code: BGRDU
  • Vessels in Port: 33
  • Expected Arrivals: 5
  • URL: http://www.port-ruse-bg.com/en/port-ruse

Stryama

The town of Stryama has a small port that handles minor volumes of general cargo. The facilities are modest and so are the shipments handled.

  • Country: Bulgaria, Europe
  • Currency: BGN
  • Anchorage depth: N/A
  • Cargo pier depth: N/A
  • Oil terminal depth: N/A
  • Dry dock: N/A
  • Harbor size: N/A
  • Railway size: N/A
  • Harbor type: N/A
  • Max size: N/A
  • Repairs: N/A
  • Shelter: N/A

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