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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April 2015
  • GreenTech 2015 heads for Seattle
  • Port of New Orleans assumes leadership role
  • Ballast filtration undergoes freshwater testing
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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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Richardson International joins Green Marine environmental program

April 17, 2015

The company’s port facility in Hamilton, Ont. – the most recent addition to the Richardson International terminal network – was completed in 1998 and soon after expanded to meet the increasing challenges and opportunities inherent in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Green Marine welcomes two new supporters

April 17, 2015

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency gave their support to the environmental program.

A new partner: Britmar Power

April 17, 2015

The main focus of Britmar Power is Super B Lithium Battery Systems (LiFePO4) and LED lighting solutions for ships, ports and shipyards.

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Richardson International joins Green Marine environmental program