The state-owned Port Varna EAD manages the port, handling over 8 million tons of cargo each year. The Port of Varna has modern facilities that operate year-round. It offers 3.5 miles of wharf, 32 berths, almost 60 acres of open storage, and 19 miles of warehouse storage. The Port of Varna is Bulgaria’s biggest container gateway. Container traffic in 2007 was just over 99 thousand TEUs.
Varna East is just over a half-mile from the city center. It’s the main gateway for grain exports and a busy container port. Its multi-purpose cargo quays handle sugar, molasses, metals, scrap, and general cargo. Varna West is about 18 miles west of the city center. Near chemical factories, it can handle soda, cement, coal, ores, fertilizers, phosphates, silica, and liquid chemicals. All port berths are directly linked to the national railway.