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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October 2014
  • GreenTech 2014 makes an East Coast splash
  • New feature: ‘Level 5 leaders’
  • Industry and science collaboration benefits marine mammals
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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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Green Marine shortlisted for Lloyd’s List Awards 2015

January 22, 2015

Green Marine has been named as a finalist for the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards 2015 to be presented February 18th in Houston.

The Green Marine environmental program was selected from an international pool of nominees as one of six finalists for the Environmental Excellence Award.

McAsphalt Industries Hamilton terminal lauded for environmental leadership

January 21, 2015

Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) bestowed its annual Environmental Excellence Award to McAsphalt Industries, Hamilton Terminal. McAsphalt directs the $5,000 donation from annual award to Cootes Paradise restoration at Royal Botanical Gardens. The annual award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment.

Port Everglades Joins Green Marine Program to Expand Environmental Performance

January 12, 2015

Broward County, FL – Broward County’s Port Everglades, Florida’s leading container port, is expanding its environmental efforts by signing on as a participant with Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Already among the three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels.

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Green Marine shortlisted for Lloyd’s List Awards 2015