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IAPH 2020 World Ports Sustainability Award candidates announced

Candidates submitted to jury for scrutiny in six categories representing all five areas of interest of the World Ports Sustainability Program.



The IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) announces a total of 45 eligible projects submitted as candidates for the WPSP 2020 Awards. These have been submitted by IAPH members, and will now be carefully analysed and ranked by the selected jury members representing the maritime industry, who will define the three best scoring projects per category.


IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven commented: "We are delighted again to have so many innovative and diverse projects added to the WPSP portfolio. As we envisioned when we launched the Program, we now have the most coherent and up-to-date global database of port-related projects on sustainable development. The practical examples given by each project can serve as inspiration for ports seeking to integrate the UN Sustainability Development Goals into their strategy and day-to-day business."



The emerging total of 18 shortlisted projects (three for each of the six categories) selected by the jury will then be presented for online public voting, whose votes will contribute to 30% of the overall evaluation. Voting will open on the WPSP website from 17 February to 2 March.

The six winners (one for each thematic category) will then be announced during the World Ports Conference Gala Dinner, held in Antwerp, on 18 March 2020.


A list of projects by category with links to additional information about each project can be found here.


For further information on the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program database of projects and the World Ports Sustainability Awards, please contact:


Dr. Antonis Michail - Technical Director, World Ports Sustainability Program

Email : antonis.michail@sustainableworldports.org


For press enquiries and more information about the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program, please contact :

Victor Shieh - Communications Partner, World Ports Sustainability Program

Email : victor.shieh@sustainableworldports.org

Tel : +32 473 980 855

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