IAPH launched the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) in March 2018. The program aims to demonstrate global leadership of ports in contributing to sustainable development.

The program is based on the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals of the United Nations
and is structured along five themes:

1. Resilient infrastructure
2. Climate and energy
3. Safety and security
4. Community outreach and port-city dialogue
5. Governance and ethics

Who can enter?

Any port that is a regular member of IAPH or any associate member acting on behalf of an IAPH member port as client, partner or collaborator, which has started or completed a sustainability project that has a demonstrable positive impact.​

The project must correspond to one of the five WPSP themes and the specific focus area for each theme set out in these terms of reference.

When do entries close?

Entries must be received by 31st December 2019. Winners will be announced during the gala dinner of the annual IAPH World Ports Conference, which will next take place in Antwerp on 18 March 2020.

To view the selection criteria and submit your project, visit the WPSP website