IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards winners announced at the Guangzhou Conference
At the gala dinner of the IAPH Guangzhou 2019 World Ports Conference, 9 May, winners were announced in six categories for the inaugural “IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards”. This follows over sixty entries from ports around the world that were whittled down to three finalists for each category by an international panel of judges comprising senior figures from the industry including the World Maritime University, UNCTAD and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Their scores were then supplemented by a public vote that went out online in April which contributed towards the final outcome.
IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven commented: “Since the World Ports Sustainability Program was launched in March 2018, we wanted to recognize the effort of the ports involved in creating best practices. They form the basis of our next step to translate those best practices into concrete guidance, for the benefit of ports and the communities they serve.”