Advancing Environmental Excellence

Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry.

It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 12 performance indicators. Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards. The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

Montreal Gateway

A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and governments.

Green Marine now has 56 official supporters!

The Green Wave

Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.

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November 2015
  • CSL adopts Green Marine worldwide
  • Industry perspectives on ballast water treatment
  • New research and information centres
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It’s time to register for GreenTech 2016

April 12, 2016

Green Marine’s 9th annual conference is shaping up wonderfully: the preliminary program is now online and the conference promises to be a gathering not to be missed this year! GreenTech 2016 will gather the key stakeholders to work at: Mapping the future of sustainable shipping. A glance at the preliminary program will convince you of […]

BC Ferries to convert two vessels to cleaner fuel

April 1, 2016

BC Ferries has awarded a $140 million contract to Remontowa Ship Repair in Gdansk, Poland to convert two of its spirit class vessels to operate on liquefied natural gas or diesel.  The conversion which is expects to be completed in 2019 will reduce BC Ferries CO2 emissions by 12,000 tonnes annually. Fortis BC Energy Inc. is […]

Port Metro Vancouver recognized as a sustainability leader

March 31, 2016

Port Metro Vancouver once again recognized as a responsible leader in sustainability by Corporate Knights. For the third year in a row, Port Metro Vancouver has been ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2016 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering management of resources, […]

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