The Groningen Seaports port authority manages the ports and surrounding industrial sites for the ports of Delfzijl and Eemshaven. In addition to ensuring safe shipping traffic and well-equipped business parks, there is much more to this port company than shipping alone. For Groningen Seaports, it is important that many companies establish themselves in the region. More businesses lead to an increase in shipping traffic for the collection and delivery of raw materials, semi-finished goods, and/or end products. In order to encourage companies interested in setting up in the region, the port authority tries to facilitate or take care of the necessary processes for these companies, such as obtaining permits.