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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November 2015
  • CSL adopts Green Marine worldwide
  • Industry perspectives on ballast water treatment
  • New research and information centres
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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!


Oshawa Port Authority joins Green Marine

November 24, 2015

The Oshawa Port Authority, one of Green Marine’s founding members as the former Oshawa Harbour Commission, is again a Green Marine participant. In 2012 the port temporarily suspended its participation in the Green Marine environmental program while it transitioned to become one of 18 Canadian Port Authorities (CPAs).

Third exhibitor confirmed

November 24, 2015

Hug Engineering confirmed its presence to the upcoming GreenTech2016 conference, to be held from May 30 to June 1, 2016, in Quebec City. They’ll be exhibiting in booth #3. The Green Marine conference has earned an enviable reputation for showcasing the latest sustainability technology and innovation for the marine industry. The Exhibition Hall is the […]

Rightship to sponsor carbon offset costs

November 9, 2015

For a second consecutive year, Green Marine partner, Rightship, is stepping up as GreenTech 2016 Green sponsor, to cover all carbon offset costs of the conference to be held in Quebec City next May. It’s the third year Green Marine will be holding a carboneutral event. Green Marine received its PLANETAIR certification after purchasing carbon […]

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Oshawa Port Authority joins Green Marine