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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GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. enters all its terminals in the program

October 20, 2014

As a leader of terminal operations in North America and the largest terminal operator in Canada, GCT Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) has signed on as a participant to Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry on the continent.

HHP Summit 2014 presents a marine-focused agenda

October 1, 2014

With the first LNG vessels in North America beginning to launch, maritime operations are looking to natural gas as the most cost-effective solution to meet swiftly approaching ECA compliance regulations in North American and European coastal waters. Take part in the HHP Summit in New Orleans this October 7 to 9 to learn how this […]

Marine Atlantic Inc. joins Green Marine

September 29, 2014

Canadian East Coast ferry and terminal operator, Marine Atlantic Inc., has signed on as the newest member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

Marine Atlantic Inc. is entering its four ships and three terminals located in Argentia, Port aux Basques and North Sydney into the environmental program.

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GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. enters all its terminals in the program