Green Marine’s members are committed to strengthening the North American marine sector’s environmental performance through a process of continuous improvement, stronger relations with stakeholders, and increased overall awareness of the marine industry’s activities and environmental benefits.
Participants are ship owners, ports, terminals, shipyards and Seaway corporations operating in Canada or in the United States.
The Green Marine environmental program is intended for:
Green Marine participants include different types of cargo ships (bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, etc.) as well as ferries, tugs and barges.
On the land side, port authorities and terminal facilities of various size and activities (container and bulk terminals, stevedoring companies, etc.) and shipyards participate in the program.
Green Marine Partners are suppliers of services, products, technology and/or equipment that offer environmental advantages or opportunities to help Green Marine participants to improve their environmental performance.
Partners are organizations with business links to the marine industry – including marine agents, shippers, suppliers, marine associations, research and development centers and others – all of whom actively promote the Green Marine Program to their clients.
The Associations category is now composed of 19 Canadian and U.S. associations that represent more than 500 companies in the maritime sector.
Maritime associations have contributed greatly to the creation of Green Marine and still play a key role in the building of the environmental program reputation.
Green Marine is a very professionally designed and managed program, but the onus is on each participant to set and achieve higher environmental goals. Green Marine just gives you straightforward means to convey what you’ve already done or are doing, and a map for what you can still accomplish.John McCann, Port Saint John’s vice-president of operations and harbour master