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IAPH launches call for entries to the #IAPH2024 Sustainability Awards

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The #IAPH2023 Sustainability Awards winners at the gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

Entries accepted in six categories covering all seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals

IAPH is delighted to launch its 2024 Sustainability Awards competition. We warmly encourage all member ports and associate members acting on behalf of regular member ports, to submit their sustainability projects and initiatives using the dedicated online form at the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) website by 24 May. The most inspiring projects in each of the six Awards categories; infrastructure, digitalisation, climate and energy, community building, environmental care, and health safety and security, will be awarded during a prestigious dedicated ceremony to take place at the gala dinner of the World Ports Conference in Hamburg on 9 October. The robust evaluation process for all candidate projects will initiate over the summer period,  consisting of an initial assessment by our jury of experts against the Awards’ evaluation criteria, followed by a public vote on the WPSP website. Members will find all information related to the 2024 Awards in this year’s terms of reference.

IAPH technical and World Ports Sustainability Program director Antonis Michail commented : “With a record high number of project submissions for last year’s competition and with a total of 327 projects currently on the WPSP database – the worldwide reference on port sustainability efforts – we are looking forward again to receiving your quality contributions to continue building on this success.”

About IAPH

Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has developed into a global alliance of 180 port authorities as well as 150 port-related businesses. Comprised of 84 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. IAPH leads global port industry initiatives on decarbonisation and energy transition, risk and resilience management, and accelerating digitalisation in the maritime transport chain. The IAPH’s 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.

We have an easy-to-use online submission form for your projects:


For any questions regarding how to submit your projects and all related practicalities with the Awards, please contact Antonis Michail directly at antonis.michail@iaphworldports.org.

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