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 11 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.

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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 2015
  • GreenTech 2015 heads for Seattle
  • Port of New Orleans assumes leadership role
  • Ballast filtration undergoes freshwater testing
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Green Marine relevance and credibility is reflected 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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Partnership between Groupe Desgagnés and the ROMM

May 5, 2015

Two Green Marine members join forces for the better knowledge of whales. Groupe Desgagnés is engaging in a data collection program on cetaceans led by the “Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins” (ROMM).

True North Marine joins as a Green Marine partner

April 30, 2015

True North Marine is a consultancy dedicated to assisting vessel operators ensure that their voyages are undertaken in the most safe and cost effective manner. Based in Candiac Quebec, True North Mrine, offers weather routing and vessel performance analysis to ship Owners and Time Charterers.

An 18th association endorses Green Marine

April 23, 2015

Green Marine is proud to welcome the Washington Maritime Federation among its Associations members. The Washington Maritime Federation is comprised of maritime, economic development and business organizations that have come together to support the maritime industry.

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Partnership between Groupe Desgagnés and the ROMM