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Ocean Freight to Bulgaria

At DFreight, we provide a wide range of business sea freight services for a variety of commodities, including foods, fruits, electronicscosmetics, and furniture; offering transparent, effective, and reliable door-to-door cargo to Bulgaria from the UAE and vice versa. You can conduct business without being concerned about the challenges of shipping from the UAE to Bulgaria using our all-in-one digital freight solutions.

Our digital freight forwarding platform provides real-time monitoring of shipments, ensuring that you have complete visibility and control over your cargo. We offer end-to-end services tailored to your unique requirements, making shipping to and from Bulgaria a hassle-free experience. We help you ship business cargo to various cities in Bulgaria, including Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, etc. in the easiest, fastest, and safest way possible.

You can rely on DFreight to assist you with all of your international cargo shipping to Bulgaria thanks to our FCL and LCL shipment ocean freight cargo services. With the help of our digital freight platform, you may submit your inquiry right away and receive the best competitive prices for shipping your cargo to Bulgaria.

Major Sea Ports in Bulgaria
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Port of Varna

Varna is one of the largest ports in the area and is located on the Black Sea coast in northeastern Bulgaria. The third-largest city in Bulgaria, Varna, has a broad economy based on the transportation, healthcare, education, and tourism industries. Varna is a year-round port of both national and international significance. With more than half of Bulgaria’s international maritime traffic passing through it, its main seaport benefits from a moderate temperature, a large access channel, and a protected harbor.

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Port of Balchik

In the southern Black Sea, 16 nautical miles from Varna, is Balchik Port, which is close to Balchik Bay. As the sea entrance to Dobrudzha, one of Bulgaria’s major grain-producing regions, Balchik is a multi-purpose port that handles shipments of liquid bulk, breakbulk, general cargo, and a few containers. Grain exports, vegetable oils, and cattle are its primary specialties.

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Port of Bourgas

Near Bourgas Bay, on the western shore of the Black Sea, 105 nautical miles from Istanbul, is Bourgas port. It is a significant port that handles bulk cargo, RORO, and raw material shipments and is outfitted with a fully integrated system that maintains an accurate record of all port activities. It is a key component of the trans-European trade corridor VIII that connects Europe, the Caucasus, and Asia and is the port that is closest to the Bosphorous Strait.

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Top Bulgaria Exports and Imports

The top exports of Bulgaria are Refined Copper, Wheat, Electricity, Refined Petroleum, and Packaged Medicaments, exporting mostly to Germany, Romania, Greece, Italy, and Turkey.

The top imports of Bulgaria are Copper Ore, Petroleum Gas, Crude Petroleum, Cars, and Packaged Medicaments, importing mostly from Germany, Turkey, Greece, Romania, and Italy.

Market Update 2023

According to OEC, in 2021, Bulgaria was the number 66 economy in the world in terms of GDP, the number 59 in total exports, the number 59 in total imports, the number 62 economy in terms of GDP per capita and the number 40 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index.

Bulgaria exported US$133.32 Million during 2021 to the United Arab Emirates and imported US$55.2 Million during 2021 from the UAE, according to the Trading Economics database.

In 2023, the freight market between Bulgaria and the UAE is expected to be highly competitive, offering a variety of transport and logistics services. With the introduction of new technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, the freight market will become even more efficient and costeffective. As a result, the number of shipments between the two countries is expected to rise, providing a great opportunity for businesses to expand their operations.

Banned Products

Importing certain products to Bulgaria is prohibited due to health and safety regulations.

These items include weapons, dangerous materials, counterfeit goods, drugs, hazardous waste, and plants and animals.

Additionally, some imported items may require import permits or certificates. It is important to check with the Bulgarian government before attempting to import any of these banned products. Failure to do so may result in fines or other legal repercussions.

Documents & Customs Clearance

One thing to take into account when exporting cargo internationally is customs clearance. You must be aware of the customs clearance regulations of the destination countries when shipping cargo from Bulgaria.

The following documentation must be given to local customs for international shipments by the supplier, consignee, or intermediary:

A commercial invoice
A packing list
A bill of lading
A certificate of origin

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations for importing goods to Bulgaria depend on the type of goods. All goods imported into the country must be declared to Customs, and all applicable taxes, duties, and fees must be paid. Any goods imported that are subject to prohibitions and restrictions must be accompanied by the necessary permits and certificates. Bulgaria is a member of the European Union and follows the EUs rules and regulations regarding the import of goods. Additionally, Bulgaria has its own specific regulations which must be followed as well. Importers must also be aware of Bulgaria‘s sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

End-to-End Supply Chain Management

Digital freight forwarding platforms provide air freight services that allow businesses to move their products and materials quickly and efficiently. These platforms offer a variety of services that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each business, and they provide a secure and efficient way to ship items.

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Decide in Transparency

You know exactly what you’re paying for when you use our digital air freight platform. There’s no hidden fees or surcharges – just honest, transparent pricing.

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Manage your booking easily

You can handle all your air freight shipments online from any device, which will reduce the amount of time needed for paperwork.

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Track your cargo live

Keep track of all your bookings in one place and get notified of any changes in shipment status.Digital freight forwarding can help streamline your communication and make it hassle-free. It can also help you streamline your documentation.