DIONYSUS - project partner Port Bulmarket is gradually transforming Ruse into a multimodal logistics hub


The transformation of Ruse into a logistics hub, which combines different modes of transport, becomes more clearly outlined. The city is the biggest port, economic and cultural centre along the Bulgarian part of the Danube. it is located on the crossroad of two European transport corridors 7 and 9. Ruse provides opportunities for cargo transportation with road, railway and water transport, while the proximity of an airport to the city enriches its portfolio.

Project DIONYSUS, in which the Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber and Port Bulmarket are the Bulgarian partners, aims to facilitate the integration of the Danube region into the intelligent and sustainable multimodal transport chains. And in line with the project aims where all consortium partners join forces to do an in-depth research, prepare analyses and reports and make recommendations for eliminating the identified shortcomings and boost developments, the Port of Bulmarket as part of the group „Bulmarket DM“ is gradually realizing its company goals, which will be beneficial to both the city and the entire Danube region.

It was officially announced a few days ago, that the company plans to transform a former factory for the repair of locomotives and railroad cars in Ruse into a high-tech industrial park. „Bulmarket“, having their own operational  river port, has been also working successfully for many years in the Bulgarian market for railway cargo transportation and has recently received a license for railway transportation in Romania. The company announced that the approved project idea for the upgrade of the activities of the former Locomotive and Railroad Car factory in Ruse intends to keep all the existing production facilities. There are plans to implement high-tech manufacturing, as well as a serious research and development activity in partnership with two universities dealing with railroad transport innovations.

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)