1. Infrastructure and industrial sites
The provision of port infrastructure and vacant industrial sites is the first task. As 'landlord', the port authority is responsible for developing and managing the infrastructure of the port area. In contrast to many other ports, North Sea Port still has substantial strategic land reserves available for development. When choosing a location, the port authority will encourage customers to maximise their contributions to employment, sustainability and climate and a sound financial foundation.
2. Nautical services
The port authority provides nautical services to ensure that shipping proceeds smoothly and safely and to strengthen the logistics chain.
A third and special task is the role of connector: the role of the director bringing together different players in the port area. As the site manager, the port authority works to build close links within the port community. Expanding and further developing this connector role run like a thread throughout the strategic plan.
Stakeholders include companies, other ports such as Rotterdam and Antwerp, railway infrastructure companies, companies that manage public infrastructure for gas and electricity, partners in the logistics chain, startups and research institutes. A second group of stakeholders are the European, national, regional, provincial and municipal authorities. And then there are the people living in the surroundings of the port area and interest groups (e.g. nature, climate).