about us


Port Lesport S.A. – Varna was established on 15-th of March 2005 with Resolution of Varna county court.  The company has a capital of BGN 15 million, divided into 4000 shares with nominal value (issue) BGN 3750. Major shareholder is Chimimport JSC which possesses 99% of the capital and  Invest Capital JSC possesses 1 %.

On 8th of June 2005 has been signed Concession contract for 30 years period between BM PORT S.A. (new name Port Lesport S.A.) – Varna (a “Concessionaire”) and the Republic of Bulgaria, represented by the minister of transport and communications (a “Conceder”) for Port terminal Lesport, a part of port Varna – a public port of national importance. The concession contract comes into force on 30th of May 2006 for 40 years period.

Port Lesport is located on the northern shore of Lake Varna, at a distance of about 8 km from the lighthouse "St. Nikolay ". Due to its location, the port is protected from wind and is accessible all year round. The port is connected to the national railway network via Ezerovo station and to the national road network through the exit of the highway Sofia - Varna.

The total area is 124 000 m2.  The port has 3 berths with a total length of 450 m There are six indoor warehouses with a total area of 2338 m2. The open warehouse area is 69 195 m2 which  are under Customs  regime.

"Port Lesport" S.A. has 5 port cranes "Kirovets" with 10 t load capacity, gantry crane "ABUS" – 10 t and 2 modern "SENNEBOGEN" diesel cranes with load capacity of 10 t. The company owns also modern lifting equipment and wheel loaders "Svetruck", “Daewoo” and "Volvo" for handling the port cargoes.

"Port Lesport" S.A. is a holder of an Operational Certificate for handling general, bulk and ro-ro cargoes and vegetable oils. In 2016 Port Lesport developed new technological cards for handling of open top, refrigerated and ISO standard containers, municipal waste containers and drilling waste containers, also cargoes under IMDG Code – explosives, sources of ionizing radiation for civilian purposes, types of flammable gas and flammable liquids; caustic soda in bags of 25 kg on pallets and cargo baskets; fuel - container tanks; Gas cylinders for maintenance in containers; Ammonium nitrate in big begs; vegetable oils. 

"Port Lesport" S.A. meets the requirements of  European Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 for port activities, including stevedore operations, storing and other parallel cargo handling. The certificate is issued by Bureau Vertias. 

In order to improve working conditions and quality of work, increase labor productivity of employees and competitiveness of the company by reducing the risk of accidents, incidents and health damage in the working environment, in 2014 a System for Management of Health and Safety at Work is developed , which is certified according to the international standard ISO 45001:2018. The certificate was issued by Bureau Vertias.

"Port Lesport" S.A. meets the port compliance requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code). The port operates in accordance with an approved security plan.

A technical and organizational facility for maintenance and repair of the port mechanization has been established in the port area. On the territory of the port there is BG Lesport 2006 Customs checkpoint, Border Police checkpoint and an office of the National Plant Protection Service, allowing full servicing of import-export and transit cargoes.

As a company managing multifunctional port equipment, Port Lesport S.A. provides the whole spectrum of port services in compliance  with the Concession contract:


  1. 01

    Reception, storage and dispatch of cargo


  2. 02

    Loading and discharging cargo from vessels, railcars and trucks

  3. 03

    Cargo lashing, unlashing and cargo weighing

  4. 04

    Supplementary services-cargo sorting, wagon fumigation, container stuffing and unstuffing, etc.

The port has established itself on the market as a reliable partner of grain, timber, and scrap exporters as well as ferrous metals and aluminum importers.

Planned investments are 50 million BGN.

Project „Total”

In 2015 “Port Lesport” S.A. has started its participation in a project of national importance to Bulgaria – the first oil and nature gas deepwater exploration in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of  Bulgaria in the Black Sea, according to a tender announced by Total E&P Bulgaria B.V. for the provision of integrated logistic services  for 1-21 Han Asparuh Block. Shore base is located on the territory of port terminal Lesport and its official opening was in the beginning of 2016. Under contract with successful bidders Bon Marine in consortium with the Spanish company Geodis Wilson Spain SLU, "Port Lesport" S.A. provided port and storage services, ensuring the realization of the project.

On the territory of the shore base were stored pipes, materials, equipment and supplies needed to supply the drilling vessel and carrying out deep-sea exploration.

In the period 2016-2018 three drills were carried out under the Total project

The drilling  ship was being served  by platform supply vessels (PSV), calling at Port Lesport. The shore base includes offices, where is positioned Executive leadership team of the project.

"Port Lesport" S.A. provided additional resources in the face of labor and port equipment.

The decision of Total E&P Bulgaria is expected for the further strategy towards their next steps and investments in Bulgaria.

Project "Shell"

In 2018  Port Lesport S.A., as a subcontractor of  Bon Marine Ltd., has won a second tender procedure for the implementation of a new drilling project for oil and gas exploration in the Khan Kubrat Block, located in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Black Sea with Contracting Authority of Shell International Exploration & Development Italy SPA - Branch Bulgaria.

In 2019 the first drilling was carried out on this project and the logistics base was again on the territory of  Port Lesport. 

By winning the Total and Shell projects for drilling, Port Lesport AD is proving to be the only Bulgarian seaport providing a logistical base for deep-sea oil and gas exploration projects in the Black Sea. This way, the company affirms itself as a reliable and experienced partner of the world's energy companies.