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 nine key environmental issues. 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.


The Green Wave Newsletters

Green Marine newsletter The Green Wave is released every two months and presents Green Marine latest members and all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases Green Marine members’ best practices and green initiatives in its Spotlight on Partners and Industry success stories sections.

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April 2014
  • New U.S. Seaway administrator shares her vision on sustainability
  • Inside the Carbon War Room
  • Sustainability tops Port of Halifax agenda
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Green Marine relevance and credibility is proven through its growing number of supporters: more than 40 environmental groups and government departments/agencies have endorsed and help shape the environmental program.

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4th Port in the City Day: Montrealers discover their port

September 10, 2014

Port in the City Day enjoyed the same success as in past years, with the free cruise tickets gone within hours. Five departures took place throughout the day, for a one-hour cruise from King Edward Pier in the Old Port to the east end of the city.

10th Annual Highway H2O Conference

September 9, 2014

Highway H2O celebrates a decade of bringing together the collective interests and needs of marine transportation stakeholders and partners of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway corridor at this year’s annual conference. The gathering takes place Nov. 19-20 at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. Conference modules will focus on economic and trend-based activities, policy and regulatory […]

Highest international accreditations earned by SMIT Marine Canada

September 9, 2014

SMIT Marine Canada chose Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, a leading international certification body, to carry out an assessment of the company’s Integrated Management System (IMS) against the four internationally recognized benchmarks for safety, quality and environmental protection, namely: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and the ISM Code. After extensive preparation that included various education […]

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4th Port in the City Day: Montrealers discover their port