IAPH’s Technical Director Antonis Michail commented : “As part of IAPH’s contribution to the CEM Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition, we have created a special platform for hydrogen projects at ports. The scope of projects will cover current and planned port implementations related to ammonia, methanol and hydrogen not just as marine fuels, but also looking to the contribution of ports as energy hubs”
Projects are eligible for the IAPH 2022 Sustainability Awards
For ports earmarking such projects or for those that are in development, IAPH and the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition are encouraging them to submit their information to ensure they are eligible for the 2022 IAPH Sustainability Awards in the category “Climate and Energy.”
“To have access to information about ongoing hydrogen projects in ports is not only useful for us at the IEA in our efforts to track and project the production and use of hydrogen globally. It will also help ports to identify what other ports are doing on hydrogen, which will open up opportunities for exchange, peer learning and co-operation”, commented Timur Gül, Head of IEA Energy Technology Policy Division.
The Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition is an activity under the Hydrogen initiative (H2I) of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Ports and coastal industrial clusters are seen by the IEA as a cornerstone for the adoption of hydrogen fuels and technologies, and a necessary backbone infrastructure for their transport and trade. The Coalition will enhance policy dialogue and project-oriented collaboration related to scaling up the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in ports and industrial coastal areas. The IEA is the coordinator of the Hydrogen Initiative and the Ports Coalition.
Contact for WPSP : Victor Shieh, IAPH Communications Director
Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has developed into a global alliance of 156 port authorities, including many of the world’s largest port operators as well as 120 port-related businesses. Comprised of 87 different nationalities across the world’s continents, member ports handle approximately one third of the world’s sea-borne trade and well over 60% of the world container traffic. With its NGO consultative status recognized by the IMO, ECOSOC, ILO, UNCTAD, UNEP, and WCO, IAPH leads global port industry initiatives on decarbonization and energy transition, risk and resilience management, and accelerating digitalization in the maritime transport chain. Its World Ports Sustainability Program has grown into the reference database of best practices of ports applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals and integrating them into their businesses.