Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Ports Sustainability Program’s COVID19 Task Force recently released its updated 4th version of its guidance document for ports.
World Port Sustainability Program
The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) launched its World Ports Sustainability Report 2020, part of the WPSP, aiming to fulfil its mission to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, fostering international cooperation with partners in the supply chain.
IAPH has added maritime accelerator PortXL as partner onto its World Ports Sustainability Program. An agreement was signed last week to develop a worldwide innovation platform, where ports can engage in pilots and partnerships with start-ups and scale-ups.
The Baltic Ports Organization entered the World Ports Sustainability Program, after the signing of the WPSP declaration by Mr Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General. The Program aims to improve and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide.
The board of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) announced the allocation of a budget fund of USD 10,000 to develop a Women in Ports Mentoring Program designed to attract, empower and retain female talent in the industry.
A World Ports Sustainability Program meeting hosted by UNCTAD in Geneva is expected to define potential port authority actions per UN Sustainable Development Goal, measurement performance indicators, as well as guiding tools and methodologies for use in practice.
Climate initiatives such as the World Ports Climate Action Program took centre stage at the first day of the GreenPort Congress being held in Valencia, Spain, on 16 October. Meanwhile, the event touched upon how the industry needs to balance a mix of priorities and investments to meet the 2020 sulphur cap.
Ports Australia accepted the invitation to join the World Ports Sustainability Program, an initiative by IAPH aiming to enhance sustainability efforts of ports worldwide and foster international cooperation with partners in the supply chain, under the concept of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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