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 it 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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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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Port of Longview joins Green Marine

December 18, 2014

The Port of Longview is the first full-service operating port on the deep-draft Columbia River shipping channel in Southwest Washington.

GreenTech 2015: save the dates!

November 28, 2014

Green Marine’s next expedition – GreenTech 2015 – is set for Seattle, WA, from May 27th to 29th. Save the dates for Green Marine’s first conference on the U.S. West Coast. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. With the sixth largest port in the U.S. and the nickname Emerald City because […]

CSL supports beluga research through WWF-Canada

November 10, 2014

Founding Green Marine member and participant Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) has ‘adopted’ a beluga whale to support long-term research towards solving problems affecting this endangered specie. The adoption coincides with CSL’s new $100,000 commitment to WWF-Canada over the next two years towards research.

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Port of Longview joins Green Marine