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TOKYO: Following the first meeting of the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition this week, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has agreed to provide its Sustainability platform for Coalition projects.

IAPH established the WPSP in 2018 to unite sustainability efforts of ports worldwide by sharing best practices via partnerships and its project portfolio.

The Coalition is the result of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Hydrogen Initiative set up in 2019 by the governments of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, European Commission, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States.

The initiative determines how hydrogen can contribute to cleaner energy systems while promoting sustainability, resiliency and energy security in three areas:

• Successful deployment of hydrogen within current industrial applications.
• Deployment of hydrogen technologies in transport (e.g. freight, mass transit, light-rail, marine).
• Exploring the role of hydrogen in meeting the energy needs of communities.

The Hydrogen Coalition was set up in June this year by port, government and industry representatives to expand the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in industrial coastal areas.

IAPH Technical director Antonis Michail commented: “This collaboration is further step forward for our IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program, as well as our ambition to expand the remit of our IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) working group, to support the global port community in safely and efficiently adopting all potential future low and zero carbon fuels, now and in the future.”

Coalition members include: Brunsbüttel Ports, Port of Hamburg, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, (Germany); Flam Port, Port of Berlevåg, Port of Farsund, Port of Grenland, (Norway); North Queensland Bulk Ports, Southern Ports, Port of Brisbane, (Australia); Pecém Port Complex (Brazil); Port of Auckland (New Zealand); Port of Bahia Blanca (Argentinia); Port of Duqm (Oman); Port of Gothenburg (Sweden); Port of Houston (USA); Port of Mejillones, Neltume Ports (Chile); Port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands); Port of Valencia (Spain); Port of Vancouver (Canada); Portuguese Ports Association, (Chile); Hydrogen Council; and the International Association of Ports and Harbours.
 
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