BMF Port Burgas 

Advance Properties is the majority shareholder of BMF Port Burgas –  the port operator of Port Terminal Burgas East II and Port Terminal Burgas West. The two terminals are part of the Bulgarian National Port Burgas and were granted with concession contracts dated 2012 and 2013, respectively. In 2019, the term of each concession was extended with another 11 years and eight months and the current overall contract period is 46 years and 8 months, each. 

Port Burgas is located in the region of Burgas Bay, at the Black Sea coast and is the closest to the Bosphorus deep-water port. The city of Burgas is an important logistic node on Trans-European Transport Corridor VIII and a primary maritime gateway in the TRACECA network connecting Europe with Central Asia.

Covering an area of approximately 42 ha and offering nearly 2.14 km of combined quay front, Port Terminal Burgas East II is one of the largest port terminals on the Black Sea with unique potential for cargo handling and storage. With a water depth of up to 15.50 m, the Terminal is capable of receiving the world’s largest vessels providing its clients with excellent opportunities to capitalize on economies of scale.

Port Terminal Burgas West has 6 berths with a total length of approximately 1.2 km. There is located a fully refurbished container terminal with a significant increase in cumulative TEU traffic of 58% from 2017 to 2022.

Total handled cargo has increased from 3.2 million tons in 2013 to 6.8 million tons in 2022, including

2.1M – bulk cargo, 1.4M – grain, 1.3M – containers, 1.2M – liquid cargo, 0.7M – general cargo.

The main priority of BMF Port Burgas management is modernization of processes and assets. From 2012 till mid 2022 ca. 165 million euros have been invested in construction of new terminals and facilities, improvement of existing infrastructure and acquisition of new equipment.

Major Investments Include:

Silo complex – 12 silo cells with total storage capacity 119,000 cbm of grain

LPG Terminal – handling rate of up to 2 000 MT per 24 hours

Copper concentrate facility – storage capacity of 65,000 tons and annual volumes of 1 million tons

Buffer storage facility for liquid fuels – total capacity is 5,000 cbm

Sulfuric acid terminal – storage capacity of 50,000 tons and annual volumes of 1 million tons

Newly constructed specialized Ro-Ro terminal with 3 berths and fully rehabilitated storage area of 100,000 sqm

For additional information please visit www.navbul-portburgas.com

EXPANSION ON BERTHING CAPACITY

Construction of the new deep-water berth 28 will create a new port area dedicated to the handling and storage of containers implementing low-emission multimodal solutions for moving the cargo flows from ships to rail and vice versa. 

In 2016 BMF Port Burgas established a subsidiary company – BMF Tug Service, which provides towing services to vessels in Burgas bay aquatory. The company is operating brand new tug boats built in 2017 and 2018.

The new birth will be able to accommodate the largest container vessels visiting the Black sea with 15.5 m draft and deadweight of 80,000 tons. 

The investment in the berth construction represents the biggest one-off investment in the Burgas Port for the last 20 years. The project will be co-funded under the Connecting Europe Facility for Transport programme and marks as the biggest grant to be awarded a by the EU to a private company in 2022 and the first one ever for infrastructure construction in Bulgarian port.  

The project implementation starts in early 2023 and is expected to finish in the beginning of 2025. 

BMF DRY PORT SOFIA

In February 2023, BMF Port Burgas launched a newly built Intermodal container terminal in the well-developed industrial zone in Bozhurishte, Sofia district. 

Developing intermodal connectivity is a well-established worldwide practice for operators of container terminals to increase their competitive edge. Placed in the Heart of the Balkans, Dry Port Sofia offers a multimodal solution for the port clients, which ensures quick and reliable container deliveries to/from the hinterland as well as to Europe’s network of intermodal terminals. 

BMF Tug Service 

In 2016 BMF Port Burgas established a subsidiary company – BMF Tug Service, which provides towing services to vessels in Burgas bay aquatory. The company is operating brand new tug boats built in 2017 and 2018.

For additional information please visit www.tugservice.bg