IAPH 2020 World Ports Sustainability Award candidates announced

Candidates submitted to jury for scrutiny in six categories representing all five areas of interest of the World Ports Sustainability Program


Candidates submitted to jury for scrutiny in six categories representing all five areas of interest of the World Ports Sustainability Program

The IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) announces a total of 45 eligible projects submitted as candidates for the WPSP 2020 Awards. These have been submitted by IAPH members, and will now be carefully analysed and ranked by the selected jury members representing the maritime industry, who will define the three best scoring projects per category.

IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven commented: "We are delighted again to have so many innovative and diverse projects added to the WPSP portfolio. As we envisioned when we launched the Program, we now have the most coherent and up-to-date global database of port-related projects on sustainable development. The practical examples given by each project can serve as inspiration for ports seeking to integrate the UN Sustainability Development Goals into their strategy and day-to-day business."

The emerging total of 18 shortlisted projects (three for each of the six categories) selected by the jury will then be presented for online public voting, whose votes will contribute to 30% of the overall evaluation. Voting will open on the WPSP website from 17 February to 2 March.

The six winners (one for each thematic category) will then be announced during the World Ports Conference Gala Dinner, held in Antwerp, on 18 March 2020.

A list of projects by category with links to additional information about each project can be found here.

For further information on the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program database of projects and the World Ports Sustainability Awards, please contact:

Dr. Antonis Michail – Technical Director, World Ports Sustainability Program

Email : antonis.michail@sustainableworldports.org

For press enquiries and more information about the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program, please contact :

Victor Shieh – Communications Partner, World Ports Sustainability Program

Email : victor.shieh@sustainableworldports.org

Tel : +32 473 980 855

IAPH World Ports Conference 2020 – Antwerp (https://www.worldportsconference.com/)

The 2020 World Ports Conference will bring together leading ports, their customers and stakeholders as well as regulators in a world-class interactive event to imagine and deliver a future where ports lead in energy transition, data collaboration, reputation management and business innovation.

The three-day conference will feature a mix of panel discussions, one-to-one conversations, hands-on workshops and specialised working events to showcase unique, practical insights from business leaders who have engaged in successful and sustainable cross-industry collaboration.

About IAPH (iaphworldports.org)

Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a non-profit-making global alliance of 170 ports and 140 port-related organisations covering 90 countries. Its member ports handle more than 60 percent of global maritime trade and around 80 percent of world container traffic. IAPH has consultative NGO status with several United Nations agencies. In 2018, IAPH established the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP). Guided by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, it aims to unite sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, encouraging international cooperation between all partners involved in the maritime supply chain. WPSP (sustainableworldports.org) covers five main areas of collaboration: energy transition, resilient infrastructure, safety and security, community outreach and governance.