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 12 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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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 57 official supporters!

The Green Wave

Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.

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November 2015
  • CSL adopts Green Marine worldwide
  • Industry perspectives on ballast water treatment
  • New research and information centres
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The Green Wave, volume 47

May 6, 2016

The latest edition of Green Marine newsletter is now online. The newsletter shows a fresh new look with all the same informative content on the environmental program, its members, industry success stories and, of course, all the details on the upcoming annual conference, GreenTech 2016. Click here to read the latest edition of the Green Wave […]

Northwest Seaport Alliance joins Green Marine certification program

May 2, 2016

Tacoma, WA, May 2, 2016 – The Northwest Seaport Alliance has signed on to participate in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry. Green Marine encourages its participants—ship owners, ports and terminals—to reduce their environmental footprint related to air quality, greenhouse gases, spill prevention, stormwater treatment, noise and other […]

Techsol Marine sponsors GreenTech 2016

April 29, 2016

With its Opening Fish’n’Ships* cocktail, GreenTech is revisiting classic fare because fish not only goes deliciously with fries but coexists with ships! Keeping in stride with one of the conference’s presentations, Hilton Québec’s executive chef, Simon Careau, is creating appetizing morsels featuring sustainably fished products from the St. Lawrence River. On the menu: Smoked eel […]

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