Investments in infrastructure and equipment renovation intended to increase the capacity and reduce the time for handling of cargo. For this purpose BMF Port Burgas purchased two new 100 t mobile cranes, four reachstakers, eight terminal tractors, eight trailers with capacity 65 tons each.
In June 2015 a Terminal Operating System NAVIS was implemented enabling the management and control of the container traffic on the port terminal.
Containers can be stripped and stuffed in a CFS (container freight station area) where only qualified stuff and experienced staff is employed and operates dedicated equipment, including five 16 t forklifts, five 3.5 t forklifts, two 8 t forklifts, two electrical forklifts and one 2.5 t telescoping forklift.
Current capacity of the container terminal is estimated at 200,000 TEU, which equals to entire container traffic in Bulgaria at the moment.
BMF Port Burgas works with eight shipping lines - MSC, Maersk, Norasia, Arkas, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, CMA-CGM.
In the next few years the Company intends to construct 90.000 sqm specialized uncovered yard for handling and storage of containers with capacity of 250.000 TEU per annum in the back areas of berth 33 of port terminal Burgas East – 2.
New modern equipment will be acquired and handling technology amended in order to bring Burgas to the same high standards that exist in the rest modern European ports.
The main purpose of BMF Port Burgas EAD is to implement a completely new strategy for development of port services related to handling of containers and containerized cargo in the Republic of Bulgaria. The strongly competitive environment in the Black Sea region with respect to the container handling compared to the ports in the Republic of Bulgaria requires an adequate and hi-tech reaction for provision of all prerequisites necessary to reach the level of services even higher to those offered at the ports of Konstanz and Odessa. The commissioning of the new yard for handling and storage of containers will enable the mooring of container ships of up to 10.000 TEU and 300 m length (14 m draft).