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IAPH commits its World Ports Sustainability Program database as a platform for Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition projects

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IAPH plans to collaborate with CEM Global Port Hydrogen Coalition with its World Ports Sustainability Program as the platform to showcase and disseminate hydrogen-related projects in ports.

Further to the first meeting of the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition this week, IAPH has committed to work with the Hydrogen initiative (H2I) team to gather information and enhance its sustainability project database with all port-related hydrogen projects. All eventual CEM Global Ports Coalition Signatories will be able to work directly with IAPH in ensuring enhanced knowledge-sharing around their initiatives as well as enabling bilateral follow-up exchanges and peer reviews. The data of these global projects will be showcased for public information on the WPSP website project portfolio, and reported data is foreseen to be used in future International Energy Agency (IEA) Global Hydrogen Reviews.

The Coalition was launched in June this year as a dedicated working group of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Hydrogen Initiative. It is the first global forum that brings representatives from ports together with decision-makers from governments as well as industry with the view to accelerate low-carbon hydrogen deployment. This includes scaling up the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in industrial coastal areas.

IAPH Technical Director Antonis Michail, who joined the plenary meeting on 12 October commented “This collaboration is further step forward for our IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program as well as our ambition to expand the remit of our IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) working group to support the global port community in safely and efficiently adopting all potential future low and zero carbon fuels, now and in the future.”

Further priorities for the coalition’s first year work programme were discussed ahead of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial, which is to take place in the third quarter of 2022 in the United States. These include proposals for a study of hydrogen demand in port areas and looking into policy recommendations for CEM ministers and senior officials. More information is available from the CEM Hydrogen Initiative website.

Contact : Victor Shieh, IAPH Communications Director

Email : victor.shieh@iaphworldports.org

Tel : +32 473 980 855

About IAPH

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, including the IMO. Through its knowledge base and access to regulatory bodies, IAPH aims to facilitate energy transition, accelerate digitalization and assist in improving overall resilience of its member ports in a constantly changing world. 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 by sharing best practices through its project portfolio and collaborative partnerships.

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