Public invited to select winners using World Ports Sustainability Program web portal
IAPH is delighted to announce that voting by the general public has opened today for the #IAPH2022 Sustainability Awards, with votes being collected online via the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) website.
An esteemed jury of nine independent experts having selected three finalists from a long list of projects submitted by ports from 26 different countries in each of the following categories : Climate and Energy, Environmental Care, Community Building, Infrastructure, Digitalization, and Health, Safety and Security.
The outcome of the public vote (30%), together with that of the Jury evaluation (70%) will co-determine the winners of the Awards.
Voting will close at midnight Pacific Standard Time on Monday 18th April, which is exactly one month before the opening of the #IAPH2022 World Ports Conference.
The winners will then be announced exclusively in person at the Awards ceremony planned at the Gala Dinner for the IAPH 2022 World Ports Conference on the evening of 17th May 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre waterfront venue in Canada.
IAPH Technical Director Antonis Michail commented, “The international jury had their work cut out this year to narrow down the projects to the three for each category. Aside from the high quality, the variety in projects across all six categories has resulted in a diverse group of finalists being selected from ports of all sizes and from all geographic regions of the world.”
Thanks to the high number of entries this year from our IAPH regular and associate members, the total number of port sustainability projects added to the WPSP database available for viewing on our portal has now reached 238 from a total of 109 ports from 47 different countries, making this Program a unique reference point for ports looking to adopt best practices in applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice.
IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We congratulate all finalists reaching this stage and wish them the best of luck with their campaigns to appeal to the voting public to select their project for the Awards.”
Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has developed into a global alliance of 162 port authorities, including many of the world’s largest port operators as well as 127 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.
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