At its world ports conference in Bali this May, IAPH decided and announced that the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) http://wpci.iaphworldports.org/ will be expanded to extend its scope from climate action to a full range of sustainability port development challenges the industry is facing. The new IAPH program known as the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) will be officially launched in Antwerp, Belgium, during a two-day international conference to be held 22-23 March 2018.
It is expected that the launch of WPSP will ultimately contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, covering biosphere, society and economy. IAPH President Santiago Milà was quoted as saying “By incorporating“Smart Port” concept and “Digitalisation”, the WPSP is expected to assist ports in increasing the efficiency and sustainability of their day-to-day port operations.”
>Link to the teaser movie for the launch of the IAPH World Port Sustainability Program：https://www.iaphworldports.org/upfile/movie/wpsp_teaserclip.mp4