The speed of accelerating digitalization in ports and the numbers of submissions has meant that two IAPH Awards for #ResilientInfrastructure will be offered, one for digital and another for physical port infrastructure projects. The #ClimateandEnergy Award has the highest number of submissions this year with ports increasingly focusing on energy transition, emissions reductions, decarbonization and electrification. Two sub-categories for #CommunityOutreach and Port-City Dialogue remain in place, with an even split between projects received aimed at achieving positive social or environmental impacts on their port communities. A rise in submissions came in this year in the #GovernanceandEthics category and notably for the Health #SafetyandSecurity Award, with several ports submitting innovative projects responding to the COVID19 pandemic.
In order to take part in the public vote, please firstly review the list of projects here before submitting your choice for each category.
Voting will close at midnight Central Europe Time on Friday, 28 May 2021.
The winners will be announced during the virtual gala awards ceremony of the upcoming #IAPH2021 World Ports Conference
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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.