The winners of the 2023 IAPH Sustainability Awards were announced during the official gala dinner of last week’s World Ports Conference. Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife won the award in the category ‘Climate and Energy’ with the Port ZERO project. Puerto Dock Sud was the winner in the category ‘Community Building’ with its Gender Equality Train for Work programme. In the category ‘Digitalisation’ the award went to Halifax Port Authority for its DEF2 project. Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority took home both the ‘Environmental Care’ and ‘Health, Safety and Security’ awards, respectively for its Marine Plastic Collection and Utilisation network and its Keeping Port Workers Healthy project. Finally, Busan Port Authority won the award in the category ‘Infrastructure’ with its Recycling of Aggregates for Construction project. At the gala dinner, IAPH also presented the Akiyama Award which is in memory of one of IAPH’s founding fathers, Toru Akiyama, who was secretary-general of IAPH from 1967 to 1973. This award goes to the highest placed IAPH Sustainability Awards finalist runner-up from a Least Developed Country, a Landlocked Developing Country or a Small Island Developing State. It was won by Fiji Ports for its project ‘Pathway Towards a Smart and Green Port’. You can find out full details about the winning projects on the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program website.
2023 IAPH Sustainability Awards winners Vajira Piyasena (Fiji Ports), Santiago Yanes Díaz (Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Joon-suk Kang (Busan Port Authority),
Sung Hyeon Park (Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority), Juan Ignacio Díaz (rep. Puerto Dock Sud) and Allan Gray (Halifax Port Authority)