On 18th May 1906, in the presence of Prince Ferdinand, ministers and foreign delegations, a ceremony took place for inauguration of Port of Varna – today’s Varna East port terminal. That was the beginning of modern development of Port of Varna, which now includes seven terminals.

Port of Varna has faced various historical periods and challenges, and now it guarantees  high-quality service, transparency and fair relationships with its suppliers, clients and employees. The trading company Port Varna EAD is a port operator which is 100% state-owned, and it operates the largest port terminals Varna East and Varna West. Located at the EU outer border, these terminals are key elements of the Black Sea transport network, providing convenient bridge for cargo traffic between Europe, Asia, Near and Far East. Port Varna EAD provides port services and any related agency, commercial and technical service, forwarding, investment and engineering, research and development, training of port staff, home and foreign trade. The terminals can handle all types of cargo, including containers, general cargo, dry and liquid bulks. The port successfully handles heavy lifts and out-of-gauge traffic, including components of wind turbine generators, power transformers and project cargo. Among the priorities of the company is the preservation of environment by introducing new facilities and technologies.
The Passenger Terminal is located at the north-east end of Varna East,  where it serves passenger and cruise ships, scientific vessels and pleasure boats.

Varna is one of the most visited cities in Europe by tourists who travel for pleasure and holidaymakers. Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria (with population more than 347 840 people), with an area of 205 sq. km. Its situation on the Northern shore of the Black Sea, along with its richness in natural resources make it one of the famous resorts  in Europe and definitely the largest one in the Black Sea region. It also happens to be on the crossroads between Western Europe and the Middle East.

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