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.


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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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 50 official supporters!


Transport Canada and Green Marine team up to address underwater noise

July 27, 2015

Green Marine has signed a nine-month contract with Transport Canada to provide insight on underwater noise generated by shipping and its effects on marine life, along with potential solutions…

Port Metro Vancouver expands shore power facilities to container vessels

July 24, 2015

Shore power technology will be installed at a berth at Global Container Terminal’s Deltaport terminal -also a Green Marine participant- and at a berth at DP World Vancouver’s Centerm Container terminal.

Green Marine shortlisted for Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2015

July 14, 2015

Green Marine has been named as a finalist for the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2015 that will be presented at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, on October 1, 2015. The Green Marine environmental program was selected from an international pool of nominees as one of seven finalists for the Environment Award.

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Transport Canada and Green Marine team up to address underwater noise