GENERAL

12 January 2015

New Liner Service Eemshaven-Sweden

A new liner service between East Coast Sweden, Northern Holland and The Humber commences in 2015. Baltic Euro Lines is a joint venture established between two […]
13 February 2015

PPG to increase silica production capacity at Delfzijl, Netherlands, plant

Expansion to help meet growing worldwide demand for AGILON performance silica PPG Industries announced that it is increasing precipitated silica production capacity at its Delfzijl, Netherlands, […]
19 March 2015

Work in Beatrixhaven in final phase

Work in Beatrixhaven has reached the completion phase. The heavy load quay is getting the finishing touch and dredging work is well on its way. The […]
19 March 2015

New bat accommodation in Eemshaven

The construction of the Google building means that two existing farms will disappear. However, these farms are frequently used by bats, which due to the demolition […]
19 March 2015

Reym takes over CLD in Delfzijl

On 1 January Reym B.V. took over the company CLD in Delfzijl from Gebroeders Borg. This is the former plant of Dow Chemicals (formerly Rohm and […]
6 May 2015

Milestone for Groningen ports – first seagoing vessel on LNG

Yesterday evening at around 19.00 hours, the port authority Groningen Seaports welcomed the Norwegian MS Kvitbjørn in Eemshaven, the first time it received a seagoing vessel […]
12 June 2015

OCI N.V. has reached agreement to acquire BioMCN

OCI N.V. (NYSE Euronext: OCI) today announced it has reached agreement to acquire BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in bio-methanol production based in The Netherlands, […]
14 September 2015

Evonik purchases hydrogen peroxide producer in the Netherlands

    Capacity expansion in the European market     Eco-friendly product with a wide application range     Specific growth in one of Evonik’s core businesses On September […]
14 July 2016

Substantial expansion in Eemshaven for Holland Malt

Important step toward the largest and most sustainable malting location in Europe Holland Malt announced on 14th July that it will expand its malting plant in […]
9 February 2017

Partnership Initiated for the Development of a Wood to Chemicals Flagship Biorefinery in Delfzijl

AkzoNobel, Avantium, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer create a breakthrough technology deployment to accelerate the biobased economy Avantium, a leading chemical technology company and forerunner in […]
10 February 2017

Installation vessel MPI Enterprise in Eemshaven

Start shipping components for Nordsee One wind farm The MPI Enterprise, an installation vessel of the international shipping company Vroon, came into Eemshaven on February 7th. […]
7 July 2017

Vattenfall aims for carbon-free gas power in Eemshaven

Carbon emissions to be replaced by water vapour if natural gas is switched for hydrogen. Cooperation with Statoil and Gasunie started. Vattenfall and its Dutch subsidiary […]
28 September 2017

Change in ownership Vopak Terminal Eemshaven

Today Whitehelm Capital and Royal Vopak announce a change in ownership in Vopak Terminal Eemshaven, a joint venture terminal in the Netherlands between Vopak and NIBC […]
7 November 2017

Sealane Coldstorage BV invests in new cold store and quay at Eemshaven

The logistics service provider of conditioned products Sealane Coldstorage BV is expanding its activities at Eemshaven. There will be a new cold store with a storage […]
26 January 2018

New service provider in Delfzijl and Eemshaven

Since 15 January a new service provider has been operating in Groningen’s seaports: towage company Port Towage Groningen (PTG). This takes the number of towage companies […]
27 February 2018

Hydrogen filling station opens in Delfzijl

Thursday  22 February 2018 saw another celebratory and important step towards clean and emission-free driving: The hydrogen filling station in Delfzijl opened for business. Together with […]
22 March 2018

Groundworks for Van Merksteijn factory in full swing

Van Merksteijn International (VMI) has recently ordered technical equipment from the Italian company Danieli for an integrated steel plant to be built in Eemshaven. This will […]
23 March 2018

Preparations for building heliport infrastructure have started

The preparations for building the infrastructure for the heliport in Eemshaven have started. The contract documents for building the basic infrastructure have now been put out […]
6 April 2018

Groningen Seaports to sponsor WTCA General Assembly 2018

Cas König speaker at International Trade Day in Leeuwarden on 23 April From 22 to 27 April 2018, the Netherlands will be hosting the WTCA General […]
19 April 2018

Orange Blue Terminals in Eemshaven base for Windfarms Hohe See and Albatros

Scope includes port logistics services for 88 wind turbines needed for windfarm Hohe See and Albatros Components will be transported by barges to Orange Blue Terminal […]
17 May 2018

Groningen Seaports: leading the world as an Ecoport!

On Thursday 17 May 2018 Groningen Seaports was once again awarded the coveted EcoPorts certificate, making it the world’s first seaport to receive it for the […]
19 June 2018

Record number of wind farms via Eemshaven in 2018

Eemshaven lives and breathes offshore wind. At the beginning of this year the finishing touches were put to the Nordsee One wind farm from Eemshaven. This […]
16 November 2018

Wijnne Barends Logistics receives large breakbulk vessel

On the Thursday afternoon of 15 November, Wijnne Barends Logistics received the breakbulk vessel Ioanna D in Eemshaven. This vessel, with a length of 180 metres […]
11 January 2019

Annual figures: Groningen Seaports is continuing to achieve growth in its ports

New construction site in 2019 The annual figures of Groningen Seaports show another successful year. The transhipment volume of 13.7 million tonnes in the seaports is […]
28 January 2019

Restart total aluminium production Aldel Delfzijl

Aldel reopens potline one, six years after it was closed Aldel located in Delfzijl is very pleased to announce the reopening of potline one today following […]
22 March 2019

Eemshaven, backdrop for large, special ships

Big, bigger, biggest in Julianahaven On the Thursday morning of 21 March two mammoth ships moored in Eemshaven. The cruise ship ‘Spectrum of the Seas’, with […]
27 March 2019

Avantium locates demonstration plant for third technology program Mekong in Delfzijl

Avantium has decided to locate the new demonstration plant for its Mekong technology in Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The construction of the demonstration plant – […]
30 April 2019

QTS Expands International Platform with the Strategic Acquisition of Two Data Centers in Eemshaven and Groningen

Low basis, de-risked market entry with substantial existing growth capacity  QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions announced today, as […]
17 September 2019

Long-term cooperation for a carbon neutral future

Groningen Seaports, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Den Helder launch Hydroports The ports of Amsterdam, Den Helder and Groningen are entering into a hydrogen partnership […]
31 October 2019

International Workshop of the North Sea Ports

Knowledge transfer for the topic: sediment management between ports, industry, and environmental research The tidal currents keep the sea floor in perpetual motion. These currents cause […]
4 December 2019

Groningen Seaports and The Planet Calls launch European partnership to combat ocean plastics

Groningen Seaports goes for long-term partnerships to bring an end to the growth in plastic soup in our oceans Dublin, Delfzijl, 4 december 2019 Groningen Seaports […]
9 January 2020

CFK Recycling from Germany wins the Sustainable Industry Challenge 2020

CFK Recycling offers greatest impact on the region with its carbon-fibre recycling technology After an exciting final battle in the boxing ring, the jury proclaimed CFK […]
10 January 2020

Annual figures 2019: Groningen Seaports continues to work towards growth in the ports despite the nitrogen crisis

The annual figures of Groningen Seaports show yet another good year with a throughput of almost 13 million tonnes and with 6.4 hectares of land being […]
18 February 2020

Groningen Seaports welcomes Irish ambassador

The Irish ambassador Kevin Kelly paid an introductory visit to Groningen Seaports on Tuesday 18 February. Mr Kelly was shown around Eemshaven and introduced to the […]
13 March 2020

Measures taken by Groningen Seaports in relation to the coronavirus

As revealed by the media yesterday, our government has taken drastic measures to combat the coronavirus. This also affects the works of Groningen Seaports. Hereby we […]
20 March 2020

Message from the CEO

Dear Groningen Seaports contact, It has now been a week since the government took drastic measures in the fight against the corona virus. Since then, all […]
6 April 2020

Demobilisation project at Beatrixhaven heavy load quay

The heavy cargo vessel Korex SPB No. 2 moored in Beatrixhaven for demobilisation work on 29 March. This imposing vessel with a length of 152.50 and […]
18 May 2020

Aldel secures key offtake agreement with Glencore

Netherlands-based aluminium producer, Aldel, has secured a commitment from Glencore, one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies, to purchase up to 180,000 tonnes […]
26 May 2020

Northern Netherlands industry ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement

The contribution of Dutch industry, including that in the Northern Netherlands, from Emmen to Eemshaven, is essential to meeting the Dutch carbon emission targets in 2030 […]
24 June 2020

Dutch Seaports win International Award for Sustainability

The Dutch seaports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Terneuzen/Vlissingen, Moerdijk, and Groningen (Delfzijl/Eemshaven) have jointly won the ‘World Ports Sustainability Award’. They received the award for a joint […]
29 June 2020

Seafarers Mission Eemshaven will open its doors again on July 3

The Seafarers Mission in Eemshaven will open its doors to all seafarers after being forced to close due to the corona crisis, starting Friday the 3rd […]
10 July 2020

Groningen Seaports makes substantial investment in Heveskes industrial site

Groningen Seaports is to invest over €25 million to make the Heveskes industrial site, located between Chemie Park Delfzijl and the Aldel aluminium plant, suitable for […]
23 September 2020

Pilot project mechanical net recycling in Eemshaven

Bek & Verburg, Groningen Seaports and Impact Recycling are joining forces to recycle net materials using the innovative BOSS technique. This Green Deal Pilot project will […]
30 September 2020

Hydrogen exchange offers opportunities for a Hydrogen market

A hydrogen exchange, along the lines of the electricity and gas exchanges, could act as a catalyst for a market for climate-neutral hydrogen. It could also […]
30 October 2020

The Netherlands – Hydrogen Land: Investment plan worth 9 billion euros should ensure a leading position in Europe

Groningen, The Netherlands 30 October 2020 – Today, businesses and government bodies in the Northern Netherlands will present their investment plan for hydrogen in their region […]
7 December 2020

NortH2 welcomes new international partners RWE and Equinor

Following the launch of the NortH2 project on 27 February 2020, Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland welcome two new partners, RWE and Equinor to the […]
16 December 2020

Furniture from ships’ waste adorns Google Eemshaven’s office

This year, Eemshaven and Delfzijl established a notable collaborative effort in the sustainable reuse of waste plastic. The multinationals Bek & Verburg, Impact Recycling and Dunia […]
18 January 2021

Annual figures for 2020: A good year for Groningen Seaports, despite the crises 

Despite the corona and nitrogen crises, the annual figures of Groningen Seaports developed well in 2020. Excellent results were achieved in this special year when it […]
13 April 2021

Energy transition and market opportunities call for expansion of Eemshaven

Groningen Seaports wholeheartedly supports the plans of the Province of Groningen and the Municipality of Het Hogeland to expand Eemshaven and to start work on the […]