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CIVITAS PORTIS wins international sustainability award at the IAPH World Ports Conference

Author: Katia Kishchenko
Posted on: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 16:20

On 9 May, CIVITAS PORTIS was announced as the winner of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Award in the category of ‘Community Outreach: addressing externalities’.

CIVITAS PORTIS is coordinated by the City of Antwerp (Belgium), with the participation of the Port of Antwerp and the cities of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), Constanta (Romania), Klaipėda (Lithuania), Trieste (Italy), and Ningbo (China).

The project is a collaboration between port cities aiming to foster more sustainable mobility with respect to both private commuting and public transport infrastructure and logistics. Participating cities act as 'living labs', testing various solutions that all hold cooperation, innovation and knowledge-sharing as key tenets. Some such solutions include low-emission passenger transport over water, improving cycle infrastructure, and increasing the share of public transport that runs on electric power.

The World Ports Sustainability programme was launched in March 2018, making these the first ever IAPH Sustainability Awards. These awards seek to recognise best practices in sustainability among global ports, so that these practices may be replicated by others and ultimately mainstreamed.

Over sixty ports around the world submitted entries for consideration across the six categories. Three finalists were chosen per category, and winners were selected by public vote in combination with a jury panel comprising experts from the industry.

Other categories were Resilient Infrastructure; Climate and Energy; Community Outreach: port development; Governance and Ethics; and Safety and Security. The Port of Antwerp was doubly recognised at the IAPH Awards, both for their role in CIVITAS PORTIS, and as the winners in the Safety and Security category for their Port of Antwerp PIN project.

Find out more about the CIVITAS Portis project here.

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