Submissions for the WPSP 2022 Awards are now open

Ports and associate members are invited to submit their sustainability projects online by filling our online template.

You can also view a short video explainer from our Technical Director Antonis Michail on how to apply.

Our terms of reference can be found here. We welcome entries between now and 31 December 2021.

Winners shall be announced during the #IAPH2022 World Ports Conference in Vancouver

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Our mission

The World Ports Sustainability Program aims to demonstrate global leadership of ports in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The program wants to empower port community actors worldwide to engage with business, governmental and societal stakeholders in creating sustainable added value for the local communities and wider regions in which their ports are embedded.

Ports are the connecting nodes of global trade and world economy. There is no way that we can move this world towards sustainability without ports.

Christiana Figueres – Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

By creating the World Ports Sustainability Program today, the global port sector is committing itself to making an active contribution to the sustainable future that we all want and need.

Kitack Lim – IMO Secretary General

WPSP is a very concrete effort to show global leadership of ports worldwide in integrating sustainability into their policies, using the SDGs as their baseline.

Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium
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Areas of interest

Community outreach and port-city dialogue




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