As a leader of terminal operations in North America and the largest terminal operator in Canada, GCT Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) has signed on as a participant to Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry on the continent.
Canadian East Coast ferry and terminal operator, Marine Atlantic Inc., has signed on as the newest member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.
Marine Atlantic Inc. is entering its four ships and three terminals located in Argentia, Port aux Basques and North Sydney into the environmental program.
Green Marine has been named as a finalist for the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards 2014 hosted by Lloyd’s Register and taking place Oct. 2nd in London, immediately following Ship Efficiency: The Event 2014 being held in association with mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat. The Green Marine environmental program was selected from an international pool of nominees as one of five finalists for the Initiative of the Year award.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the ACPA 56th Annual General Meeting and Assembly taking place in Belledune, New Brunswick. The MoU was signed earlier this summer during Green Marine’s annual conference, GreenTech 2014, in Saint John New Brunswick. The agreement will serve as a framework for the advancement of the Green Marine Environmental Program and increased collaboration on related initiatives.
This sixth year of evaluating the environmental performance of Green Marine participants shows that the maritime transportation industry continues to go well beyond regulatory compliance. Green Marine unveiled its participants’ 2013 results last night during GreenTech 2014.
Mississippi State Port Authority officials voted at their December meeting to join Green Marine, a sustainability program developed for the marine transportation industry that provides a framework for ports, terminals, shipping companies and shipyards to improve their performance.
The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) presented Green Marine’s executive director, David Bolduc, with the XXI St. Lawrence Award.
Green Marine and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring a new collaboration to advance the environmental sustainability of port and terminal operators.
Northwest Community College (NWCC) is now a member of Green Marine, the sustainability initiative that establishes performance benchmarks for an environmentally safe marine industry in Canada and the US.
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.