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Bulgaria's Port Bimas seeks antitrust nod for port terminal concession

Bulgaria's Port Bimas seeks antitrust nod for port terminal concession Photo: Port Complex Ruse / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 14 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's competition authority said that port operator Port Bimas, a wholly-owned unit of local river shipping company Parahodstvo Balgarsko Rechno Plavane, is seeking its approval for awarding a concession on a cargo terminal at the Danube port of Ruse, the regulator said.

According to a notification filed with the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC), the planned concession deal is expected to affect the market for port services offered by port operators in the region of Ruse, the antitrust body said in a statement last week.

Interested parties have until September 16 to submit their statements regarding the deal.

Ruse is the biggest Bulgarian river port on the Danube. The port is a multimodal transport center with a key position along the Pan-European Transport Corridors. The port has two cargo terminals and a passenger quay.

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