The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) announces a total of 45 eligible projects submitted as candidates for the WPSP 2020 Awards. These have been submitted by IAPH members, and will now be carefully analysed and ranked by the selected jury members representing the maritime industry, who will define the three best scoring projects per category.

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd have four separate projects in the running, including their Nonlinear Channel Optimisation Simulator (NCOS) systemOffsite Stormwater management programMarine Cadetship Program for Women, and Migratory Shorebird Monitoring project.

Gladstone Ports Corporation’s entries include their Indigenous Affairs Strategy, and Sustainable Sediment Management Project.

The emerging total of 18 shortlisted projects (three for each of the six categories) selected by the jury will then be presented for online public voting, whose votes will contribute to 30% of the overall evaluation. Voting will open on the WPSP website from 17 February to 2 March 2020.

The six winners (one for each thematic category) will then be announced during the World Ports Conference Gala Dinner, held in Antwerp, on 18 March 2020.