NSBS, the Bulgarian National Freight Forwarding Association has been established to represent the Bulgarian freight forwarding industry and to protect its interests at national and international level. The association brings together almost all proven companies that cover the entire spectrum of freight forwarding and logistics.

Since 1992 NSBS has been working for the sustainable development of the Bulgarian freight forwarding sector, for improving the legal basis of the freight forwarding in Bulgaria, for raising the reputation of the freight forwarding profession and ensuring the security and prevention of risks in the work of the member companies.

Today the association represents more than 100 freight forwarding and logistics companies, which is undoubted evidence of the constantly increasing confidence in NSBS because we strive to develop according to the needs of the members, to expand the range of services to facilitate their activities and to work in the interest of the Bulgarian freight forwarding and logistics sector.

NSBS is a member of FIATA (the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) and CLECAT (European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services).


Priority directions:

  • Activities to protect branch and employer interests;
  • Expansion of the range of services to facilitate members' activity and prevention of risks in the work of member companies;
  • Development of the transport, freight forwarding and logistics branch by enhancing the professional qualification and promotion of the freight forwarding profession;
  • Active international cooperation with European transport structures.

NSBS structure:

  • THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY is the supreme body of the association. The Assembly defines the main guidelines for the development of NSBS, adopts the budget of the association, elects and dismisses the members of the Board of Directors  and Control Commission , accepts their reports, performs other functions, stemming from the Statute and the legislation of the country.
  • THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  consists of 9 members elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years. It ensures the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and offers guidelines for the development of the association.

  • THE BOARD OF CONTROL  is elected by the General Assembly and accomplishes the overall audit and control activity on the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly, the Board of Directors  and those resulting from the normative acts and internal structural documents.

  • WORKING GROUPS:

           - Working group “Road and multimodal transport”

          - Working group “Rail transport”

          - Working group “Air transport”

          - Working group “Sea transport and ports”

         -  Working group “Customs procedures”


 

More important achievements in field of international activity

 

 


Since 1994 NSBS has represented Bulgaria in the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations FIATA.  Representatives of NSBS participate in FIATA’s bodies

  Since 2000 NSBS has been acting as a Secretariat of the Consultative Committee of the South East European Freight Forwarders Associations

Since 2003 NSBS is a member of CLECAT (European Association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services) and thereby has a voice in the transport decisions of the European Commission.

SURFACE NET FP7 – national coordinator

CA FORWARDERS NET- project for support of the freight forwarding industry in Central Asian countries – Project manager

ISOTRACK FP7 – national coordinator

More important achievements for the benefit of its members and the Bulgarian freight forwarding sector


In 1996 NSBS prepared and imposed among its members “Standard Trading & Warehousing Conditions”, which impose high professional standards for the forwarding and logistic services they offer. In cooperation with renowned insurers, NSBS has developed and introduced an insurance policy, which covers the liability of the freight forwarder to its customer-shippers. 

In 1996 NSBS developed for the first time in Bulgaria Manual and Programme for professional preparation of freight forwarders. NSBS was accredited by FIATA to conduct vocational training courses and to issue an internationally recognized diploma for professional competence in the freight forwarding profession.

In 1999 NSBS was given the right to provide its members with FIATA documents:  the Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL), the FIATA Forwarder’s Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR), the FIATA Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR), etc.

In 2002 Vocational training centre – NSBS was established and accredited with licence on national and international level to hold specialized courses in freight forwarding and logistics.

In 2012 Vocational training centre – NSBS built up its own platform and introduced distance training in 13 specialized programmes.

In 2013 NSBS established a Court of Arbitration specialized for settlement of transport and freight forwarding law disputes.

In 2015 NSBS created an E-manual in freight forwarding in accordance with the standards of FIATA.

In 2015 NSBS established employment and internship platform in order to support the Trainee programme and to increase the attractiveness of the freight forwarding profession among young people.

In 2016 experts from NSBS and NAVET developed state educational standards for the profession “Freight forwarder-logistic” and Vocational Training Centre – NSBS was licensed for profession “Freight forwarder-logistic” and profession  ”Courier “.

In 2017 Vocational training centre - NSB was approved by the Employment agency as vocational training provider under the Operational programme Human Resources Development 2014-2020 scheme "Vouchers for Employed Persons".

In 2018 NSBS published a new printed edition of the Manual in freight forwarding in accordance with the standards of FIATA.

Board Members

Mr. Iavor Pantaleev

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Iavor Pantaleev is a chairman of the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2018 and its member 2015-2018. In the period 2012 – 2015 he has been the Chairman of the Control Commission of NSBS and the Chairman of the Working group for road and multimodal transport.
He graduated from the National High School in Finance and Business in Sofia with the major of Machine processing of information and then he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Freight forwarding, transport and logistics at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Lörrach (Germany). He also earned a Master’s degree in Management for organizational excellence from the School of Management at the NBU. Since 1998 Iavor Pantaleev has been a member of the Managing Board of EUROSPED – the first private freight forwarding and logistics enterprise in Bulgaria, established in 1990. In addition to his interests in forwarding and logistics, Iavor has been very keen on information technologies.

Mr. Аngel Safev

Vice chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Аngel Safev is a vice chairman of the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2018. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NSBS from 2003 and its chairman in the period 2015 – 2018. He is responsible for the working group in “River transport and ports”. He is Managing Director of Mobille Ltd, Varna since 2000. Mr. Angel Safev graduated from the  University for Economy, Varna – International Economic Relations.

Mr. Ivan Petrov

Vice chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ivan Petrov is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of NSBS and responsible for the International affairs of the Association. He was Chairman of NSBS two mandates from 2000 till 2006.

Mr. Petrov is Senior Vice President of FIATA, Chairman of the Regional Institute Europe and Chairman of Working Group Rail of FIATA. He is Secretary General of CLECAT as well as Chair of Rail Institute within the same organization. He is Chairman of the Joint Working Group UIC/FIATA with participation of the members of the Railway Undertakings and Logistics companies. He is a member of the Consultative Committee of Presidents of Forwarding Associations on the Balkans.

Managing director of “TRANS EXPRESS” Ltd. – since 1991 at present. Degree in “Doctor of Economic science” from the University for National and World Economy. Specializations for International transport, forwarding and logistics in USA, Austria, Germany and Russia.

Mrs. Marieta Grigorov

Vice chairman of the Board of Directors

Mrs. Marieta Grigorova is a Vice Chairman of  NSBS since year 2009. For the period 2000 – 2003 she has been Member of the Control Commission of NSBS and 2003- 2006 -Member of  the Board of NSBS.
Mrs. Grigorova is General Manager of Gebrueder Weiss EOOD since 1993. She has more than 15 years excpirience in the forwarding  industry. Qualification: Magister, graduated from  the Universitty of Sofia and  MBA .

Mr. Tzvetin Todorov

Vice chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Tzvetin Todorov is the Vice Chairman since 2015 and member of the the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2012. 2009 - 2012 – Chairman of the Control Commission of NSBS. He is Managing director of Alexander Logistics Ltd., established in 1994 and NSBS member since 2006. He has graduated from the Technical University of Sofia.

Mr. Vasil Borisov

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Vasil Borisov is a member of the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2015. In the period 2009 – 2012 he has been member of the Control Commission of NSBS. He is Managing Director of “Etna Cargo” LTD and “Etna Cargo Transport” LTD.
He has graduated International Economic Relations programme  in UNWE.

Mr. Ivan Kirchev

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ivan Kirchev is a member of the Board of Directors of NSBS since year 2015. He is a member of the Control Commission from year 2012 till 2015.
Since year 2002 he is Manager of Bell TT Logistic Ltd., Varna. Mr. Ivan Kirchev graduated from the Shumen University “Episkop Konstantin Preslavski” and he has postgraduate “Business Management and Administration of the transport companies” in the University of National and World Economy – Institute for Postgraduate VSHMA town of Sofia, and has successfully proved his competence and knowledge and is awarded with FIATA DIPLOMA IN FREIGHT FORWARDING by vocational training and examination in NSBS.

Petar Naydenov

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Petar Naydenov has been a member of the the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2012. He is the owner and the managing director of Omega Trans Ltd., established in 1992 and NSBS member since 1993. Mr. Naydenov worked in SOMAT from 1986 to 1992. He has Master degree in economics – Economics and transport management. He speaks French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Italian.

Mr. Kolyo Doynov

Member of the Board of Directors


Mr. Kolyo Doynov is a member of the Board of Directors of NSBS since 2018. In the period 2015 – 2018 he was a member of the Control Commission of NSBS. He has been a  managing director of SIKO Trans AD since 2003. He graduated in Accounting and Control at the University of National and World Economy.

Mr. Georgi Minchev

Chairman of the Board of Control

Mr. Georgi Minchev is a Chairman of the Control Commission since 2015. Part of the Board of Directors of NSBS – 2003 -2015. Twice Chairman of NSBS – 2006-2012. For the period 2000 – 2003 he has been  Chairman of the Rail Transport Working Group. Since 2017 he is President of the Bulgarian-Russian Chamber of Commerce.  Since 2001 till present  he is Co-Chairmen  of the combined Committee of Transport and Communication Affaires of the Bulgarian-Russian Business Forum. Mr. Georgi Minchev is Managing Director of RTH “Gefes” LTD and “Trans Balkani” LTD since 1993. He has more than 15 years experience in the forwarding industry.Qualification: Graduated from the University for National and World Economy. First specialization in the field of Social-Economy Information Technology and second specialization – Statistics.

Mr. Emil Dandolov

Member of the Board of Control

Mr. Emil Dandolov is a member of the Control commission since 2018. He is а vice president of M&M Militzer & Münch BG Co. Ltd., established in 1990 and a member in NSBS for a long time. He graduated at the University of mining and geology “St. Ivan Rilski”.

Mrs. Irina Velikova

Member of the Board of Control

Mrs. Irina Velikova is a member of the Control commission  of NSBS since 2018. Since 2015 she is an Owner and Managing Director of the STM GROUP LTD. She gains professional and managerial experience in the financial sector, but is highly impressed with the dynamics and opportunities for new models in the logistics industry. Mrs. Velikova is a graduate of Economic Sociology and has Master’s Degree in European Integration at the University of National and World Economy.

Six good reason to become a member of NSBS

 You are using the NSBS’ General Terms and Conditions

You are entitled to apply for an individual FIATA membership

You are using the FIATA's freight forwarding documents and forms

You are entitled the use  the NSBS logo and the FIATA logo

You are receiving preferential price conditions for vocational training at the Learning Center - NSBS

You have preferential conditions for Transport Arbitrage

 

How to apply? Please contact:

: office@nsbs.bg  secretariat@nsbs.bg  : 02 971 48 22; 02 971 50 25

 

 

The Association encompasses the best representatives of the Bulgarian freight forwarding and logistics industry. Therefore by employing our member companies the Shippers may rest assured that they will receive:

  • Professional competence and high quality of the forwarding and logistic services
  • Financial stability and high business ethics
  • Fair and precise terms of the forwarding contract in line with the “Standard Trading Conditions”, which govern the obligations and the liability of the Forwarder towards his Customer

By employing our member companies the Shippers may rest assured that they will receive:

 

  • Professional competence and high quality of the forwarding and logistic services
  • Financial stability and high business ethics
  • Fair and precise terms of the forwarding contract in line with the "Standard Trading Conditions", which govern the obligations and the liability of the Forwarder towards his Customer


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