Groningen Seaports is the port authority for the port of Delfzijl, Eemshaven and the adjoining industrial sites. The organization provides the complete package of port services to its industrial and commercial clients, from logistics and infrastructure services to the issue and maintenance of the sites in both port regions. Groningen Seaports has a market-driven approach. Groningen Seaports is a service provider and put what their client wants first. They offer good facilities, short lines of communication and have a rock-solid multimodal infrastructure.
As well as the two excellently equipped ports, Groningen Seaports manages the industrial sites around the ports and at other areas in the Eemsdelta. Various clustered business sites are located on the sites, including a chlorine-related chemicals cluster with Akzo Nobel and its alliance partners as important players. Also, a large part of Eemshaven has been earmarked for the development of energy-related industry: Energy Park Eemshaven. Large energy producers such as GDF SUEZ Nederland, Norned, Nuon/Vattenfall, TenneT, and RWE/Essent have since settled at this location.
Groningen Seaports exists to responsibly and sustainably promote economic activities and – accordingly – employment at the ports, business sites and other logistics hubs under its authority or management.
Port Vision 2030
Groningen Seaports is working on a Green Port Vision. The vision sets out the economic ambitions being pursued by Groningen Seaports and how the company is responding to sustainability and local interests. Odin Change Support of Rotterdam is running this project in association with Groningen Seaports.
The port vision is relevant to the positioning of the port authority. In the light of this vision, the term ‘green’ means sustainable. Groningen Seaports sets out its economic ambitions and indicates how it proposes to achieve them in a sustainable manner. Groningen Seaports has the sincere ambition to develop a Green Port Vision as closely as possible in harmony with the surroundings. The vision will be formulated in consultation with experts on the one hand, but businesses, public authorities and lobby organizations will be involved on the other. The ultimate Port Vision will have to be able to count on broad support. An implementation agenda will be linked to the port vision. These activities and measures in the implementation agenda will contribute to the sustainable development of the port sites from an economic, social and ecological perspective.