Bulgaria's Varna-West Port Breaks Record in Processed Cargo
The Varna West port near Bulgaria's Black Sea capital has processed 1 065 000 metric tons of cargo in September 2011, according to official information from the Transport Ministry.
This an absolute record breaker, beating the one from August, 2011 – 1 million tons.
Since the beginning of the year, the port has processed over 6 665 600 tons, which is 12% more, compared to the same period of last year; 35% more compared to the first nine months of 2009, and 10%, more, compared to 2008.
There is an increase in all main types of cargo – grain, containers, sodium, coal, fertilizers, cement, and scrap.
The grain exporting campaign is assessed as extremely successful with 1 513 793 tons exported so far (12% increase), mainly to Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece.
There is also a 5% increase in the number of processed containers – 91 000 since the beginning of the year with a 21% increase in the number of full containers, which is another positive trend.
The company expects that 2011 will be one of the most successful years ever with 8.5 million of processed cargo by its end of which 130 000 containers and a net profit of BGN 4 M.
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