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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Green Marine and Canadian Port Authorities to collaborate to reduce environmental footprint

August 20, 2014

The announcement was made in conjunction with the ACPA 56th Annual General Meeting and Assembly taking place in Belledune, New Brunswick. The MoU was signed earlier this summer during Green Marine’s annual conference, GreenTech 2014, in Saint John New Brunswick. The agreement will serve as a framework for the advancement of the Green Marine Environmental Program and increased collaboration on related initiatives.

Green Marine at the ACPA

August 18, 2014

Green Marine is attending the 56th Annual General Meeting and Assembly of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, in Belledune, New Brunswick, until August 20th. Come and stop by at Green Marine booth in the Trade Show tent. Green Marine and the ACPA signed, in June, a Memorandum of Understanding to advance environmental performance at […]

HHP Summit Webinar on LNG marine engines & bunkering standards

August 12, 2014

Green Marine invites you to join this complimentary one-hour webinar to learn how fueling with clean-burning LNG can help marine operations meet emissions control area (ECA) compliance and save millions of dollars in fuel costs over the operating life of a vessel. Hear from Caterpillar Marine, ABS, and GNA about exciting advancements being made with […]

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Green Marine and Canadian Port Authorities to collaborate to reduce environmental footprint